Without the testimony of the agreement, the aunt could have 200 dollars and a decent relationship with her nephew. A: In North Carolina, the “deal” can only be implemented when it has been executed in writing through a fully executed contract, i.e. in writing. In the meantime, any buyer can come and make another offer and the seller can accept or refuse. It is up to the seller to decide whether to respect your oral agreement or not. The realtor does what his client wants. A: Oral agreements are unfortunately not acceptable or legal for real estate transactions. All real estate transactions must be done in writing. Brokers miss homes all the time, especially when there are several offers. Sometimes it is the one who gets the contract first who wins. Other times, the seller may prefer one offer better than another and it is THEIR CHOICE to choose the offer he wants.
You can counter all offers, counter only a few or not counter everyone and accept one directly. So don`t blame the brokers, it`s the seller`s choice. If the seller wanted to choose your offer, it would have come back to you regardless of other offers on the table. Beverly Hourlier is a real estate agent® with Hilltop Chateau Realty in San Diego, CA. Then the listing agent did what is a growing rarity in real estate: she picked up the phone and explained how it would be useful for all parties to submit the offer in writing, and the buyer`s broker agreed. The offer was submitted by the seller AND accepted. Oral offers generally do not take into account all the important details as stated in the contract. Price is only one of the important elements of a contract. The nature of the contract presented is important, as are the following conditions: inspection period, serious deposits of funds, if subject to evaluation, Closing Date and much more.
All terms and conditions can be clearly defined if the agreement is given in writing. Our client, her sister and her husband, moved into a house in Hayward, California, and improved it considerably. As the sister did not have a qualifying credit score at the time of purchase, the brother agreed to acquire the property for her as a “favour” until the sister improved her credit score so that she could qualify for a credit.