Messing with the contract

Managing Real Estate Broker with Tim Riddle Broker Associate,Marsha Hardin Real Estate

  How many of you have had a client send a offer on one of your listings to a attorney who is NOT familiar with your state promulgated forms? Never fails they screw the whole thing up with thier idea of how they want the contract written?  Its so annoying to get a contract back with scratchouts and all kinds of things in special provisions that IF they would have looked at the attached addendums were ALREADY addessed !!  What away for them to charge thier client hourly out the yazoo and screw up thier real estate transaction !!   

Comments (6)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We've even had this happen with attorneys from within our state. If they would take the time to read the contract, they would see any concerns are addressed. Our contracts are written by attorneys.

Sep 28, 2011 03:28 AM
Ann Cordes
Century 21 Randall Morris and Associates, Waco - Waco, TX
Home Ownership is Not a Distant Dream

There used to be an agent in my office who would always try to change the buyers agent commission in the offers he wrote up. Needless to say he was only at the company about 5 months before the broker "invited" him to leave.

Sep 28, 2011 03:30 AM
Tim Riddle
Tim Riddle Broker Associate,Marsha Hardin Real Estate - Azle, TX
SFR,TAHS, Azle ,Fort Worth Real Estate

  Our contracts is Texas are written by out broker\lawyer committee too.  I got a contract back on a little house the other day, thier attorney changed that contract into one that looked like it was for a 50 story building in New York !! Killed the transaction fo his client too !! But he got paid anyway !  Very few are familiar with contracts

Sep 28, 2011 03:34 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Tim-our multiple state wide forms are drafted by attorneys and for the most part when I've had attorneys review the contracts they've made some minor changes mostly for clarification.



Sep 28, 2011 03:36 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I once had a client who thought he was a client.... did the same thing it was really aggervating...

Sep 29, 2011 04:36 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

We're an escrow state and don't use attorneys, but I can just see this in my mind . . . attorney not familiar, impatient, etc. starts to tear the whole thing apart and then . . . they get to Addendum.  D'OH!

Oct 25, 2011 03:27 PM