1) I think you are going ot have to prove that she falsely represented him as licensed and somehow prevented you from verfiying this yourself. If you paid her and then she was to pay the contractor you are in luck, otherwise your suit is with the contractor, not the agent. 2) No, unless the agent had some sort of dishonestly obtained court order barring sale I don't think you can sue hte agent. They have no control over buyers.
by Landlord - 5 hours ago
Contact an attorney as what I'm about to say is my opinion and I am not providing legal advice. for #1 I believe you would have to sue the "contractor" for the extra money you had to spend having someone else redo the work. The agent didn't do the work. That one I would chalk up to just a Realtor who did a bad job giving a referral. Contact your states licensing board. for #2 I can't answer. Was the pending legal issue on your part? It sounds like it since the buyers bought elsewhere. How can a Realtor sell your home when its not salable? If a legal issue was preventing you from selling - how can an agent be held responsible? Was the agent holding up the closing? Without more information I can't say.
by Lainie L - 5 hours ago
Unless it's in writing, unfortunately, it's your word against the Realtor's. You can't sue the Realtor, but you can sue the contractor for shoddy work. The Realtor merely referred the contractor to you. In most places, you do not have to have a business license or a contracting license to do small jobs..and $1500 is a small job, unless it is structural. What kind of legal issues were holding up the settlement? You didn't say...we would also need to know what "went wrong" with the previous repairs. Construction, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. What one contractor considers quality work, another will trash...especially if he or she is trying to get your business. You cannot sue for the failure of the home to sell, b/c it doesn't appear the legal issues had anything to do with the repairs. Feel free to e-mail me if you have more questions.
by Expert Realtor - 5 hours ago
Without a doubt a very legal question that should be asked of the attorney representing you on the other legal issue. Perhaps if you understood the issue of negligence in our industry you might be able to understand what the actual violations in this case might be and that would help you discuss this issue more properly with your attorney. Here is a link that addresses the issues that you brought up in your question. Negligent Misrepresentation by agents (an article) http://espace.lis.curtin.edu.au/archive/00000103/01/real_est_agents_liability.pdf Sorry that you had a bad experience with a licensee and I wish you success.
by newmexicorealestateforms - 5 hours ago
Why would you hire someone to do work on your house and NOT check them out beforehand?
by Kimberly K - 5 hours ago
not a lawyer and you should consult with one for legal advice. 1. I would think not since it's your responsibility to screen anyone who will do any work on your home. 2. How do pending legal issues tie in with your Realtor? Regards
by satarnag - 5 hours ago
What state do you live in. Go to www.hud.gov http://www.realtor.org/aesubs.nsf/pages/legalorientation http://www.floridarealtors.org/LegalCenter/index.cfm Do a search on the www with these key words: legal issue with a realtor You will get alot of links, and reading. You have a case.
by W. E - 5 hours ago
YES !!!!!! I am a real estate investor, NOT A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL ( not licensed to LIST owners homes for a percentage), and over the last 40 years of buying and selling homes, I have had some BAD experiences with " REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS !!! That being said, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU OBTAIN THE BEST REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY AVAILABLE ( I also recommend that your attorney be from another county)!!! Uncle Wil
by Lonnal W - 5 hours ago
1. You absolutely have the right to sue on this basis. Your realtor should have known better than to tell you a person is licensed, when they aren't. But can you prove that she knew? Also, could you have chosen someone else? Make sure you can cover yourself on those two points. 2. You might be able to get damages for not being able to sell... not sure for how much, however.
by punkstarr189 - 5 hours ago
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