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Does the seller have to sell his property listed with a realtor if the buyer offers him his asking p

  • December 17 2012 - San Francisco
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If the seller did not sign the offer they do not have to sell. They probably owe their agent a commission and listing agent probably owes the buyers agent a commission. This can be used to force the sellers hand. I have done this a couple of times with sellers.
  • December 20 2012
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I don't think it is that clear cut workabee...
  • December 19 2012
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As well, if there is a full price offer, you better be darn sure as a seller that you aren't choosing to not sell it because of any of the reasons that would get you into hot water such as race, gender, etc....  Fair housing will be all over that.
  • December 19 2012
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If it sells full price offer or not and you signed the listing agreement, you pay the commission. That's the deal.
  • December 19 2012
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Well, no..no one is "forced" to do anything. You might "have" to pay commission if you list your home with a professional Realtor who then finds a "ready willing and able" buyer for it. You might also "have" to talk to an attorney.
  • December 19 2012
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You do not say whether you are the buyer or the seller.  If you are the buyer and you offered full price, you may think the seller would be glad and sign the offer, if the rest of ther terms are as good as the offer.  But if you were to be a seller, who does not really want to sell the property or does not like the terms of the contract, you may not want to sign the offer.  However, if you are the seller and you want to sell theproperty, you may counter with the terms that would make you happy.  There may be more to your message, since it seems to me that it was cut off.  If our responses do not answer your question in full, kindly send us another message.
  • December 17 2012
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I would be interested in what your realtor is saying... Many would say they did their job and you should sign.

Don't lose site of the fact that price is not the only consideration in an offer - terms are also a key component like close of escrow timeframe, initial deposit amount, legitimacy of loan pre-qual/pre-approval (many agents are requiring cross-qualification with their lender these days), etc. As others have pointed out, unless you signed some special addendum to your listing agreement, you are should not be obligated to sign the purchase contract (offer) even if it is for your list price. In these situations, some sellers will counter back at a higher price above list price - assuming you still want to sell.

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  • December 17 2012
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NO, in this country you do not have to sell your property. There might be consequences if you do not and have a listing agreement or contract to sell, but you will never have to sell under normal circumstances. Eminent Domain would be a case where you do, but that is not normal.

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  • December 17 2012
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Not unless you sign the purchase contact. No matter how many offers come in, you are only obligated to sell if you sign the buyer's contract thereby accepting the offer term. 

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  • December 17 2012
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In San Francisco, a seller is generally not obligated to sell their property regardless of offer price.  A seller can accept, reject or counter any offer they wish.

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Patrick

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  • December 17 2012
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