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How much is the real estate agent responsible for as far as getting the process rolling?

I am a first time home buyer who is supposed to close by March 6th. I am feeling very clueless right now because I just received approval to buy this short sale property. The week before last my agent and I had discussed  closing attornies. He has suggsed so and so and I agreed because someone close to me had suggested him too, so I was like, fine, lets go with him. i guess I thought when I said that he would make the initial contact because  he had the contract, knew all the details ect. Well, I was wrong. So now I am worried that I have screwed things up with closing being a couple weeks away with no attorney as of yet. I had been given a preliminary closing/prepaid estimate which I assumed covered a base cost, but when I asked about whethere there were any fees involved  with assuming the hoa dues, he got very snarky with me like I was stupid for not already having a closing attorney. I have been asking questions all along, and he has not been very , in my opinion, co-operative. I'm not stupid, I just don't know these things. I'm doing this all on my own and I am worried now thats some awful surprise is going to await me.

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has the lender agreed to everything? usually they do this by way of a short sale addendum.

We don't use attorneys for closings in AZ, we use title/escrow, but generally the agent submits the contract immediately.

Hope it gets going better for you, with no more surprises and snarkiness!
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