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Sould The Listing Agent Help The Seller Fill Out The Sellers Disclosure?
Earlier this week I requested a Sellers Disclosure from a Listing Agent. My buyers were interested and before submitting an offer they wanted to review what the seller had to say about their house. Normally the sellers disclosure is online for agents to review, download and ultimately provide to the buyer for initials and signatures.
The agent I called told me she was 'helping her seller' fill out the sellers disclosure because she was elderly and needed assistance.
At first I thought it was really nice of the listing agent to help her client out. I envisioned her talking with her seller over hot tea at the kitchen table as she filled out all the little boxes for her client. Then my next vision was the listing agent explaining in court the "why & how."
In no circumstance would I ever fill out a sellers disclosure - for anyone. I'd love to help an old lady across the road or put her groceries in her car, but I'm not attaching myself to a legal disclosure document. It's not the seller I am afraid of, it's the legal exposure that concerns me. Now that I think about it, I may be afraid ... more
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