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I have a home under contract and the buyers did their home inspection. They asked for 2 items to be dealt with which we agreed to, but made a slight change in the request. We initialed the change and sent the amendment back to the buyers agent to get his clients to initial the change. They never did. Due diligence ran out and still no word. I suspect the buyers agent never checked the amendment even though I told him we made a change.

Technically, since this document was never initialed by the buyers, it does not exist. My sellers do not have to do either of the two items requested by the buyers. However, they will.

It is critical that your buyer agent keep up with all paperwork and amendments. They are charged with protecting your interests, and I am not sure in this case this was done. In order to keep the deal rolling along my sellers have no problem doing what they were asked to do. The buyers don't realize the jeopardy their agent put them in. As a buyer, ask questions of your agent and follow what is happening.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


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I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. Your point is really well made and taking care of business is every agents job.

Dec 20, 2016 05:58 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Peter... you make a good point... there is the legal aspect of due diligence and then there is the "ethical" issue. If it had been my sellers, I would have also encouraged them to do what they had agreed to do.

Dec 20, 2016 06:01 AM #2
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Good points for all sides !

Dec 20, 2016 06:07 AM #3
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, the sellers did the right thing in making the repairs anyway.

What did the buyer agent say when you pointed out the missing initials?


Dec 20, 2016 07:14 AM #4
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