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Is it legal to contact buyers of home we want

We have a signed backup offer on a house we want terribly. The first offer is to a developer (it's a .5 acre lot - he wants to build a flag lot on it). He's a small scale developer - it looks to be a one man show. We want to contact him and find out what would we need to do to make it worth it for him to walk away...or to let him know just how badly we want this property. Legal? Bad idea? Good idea? Thoughts? Thank you.
  • October 16 2013 - US
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Just to be clear - we want to contact the developer. We have his email, address, and name.
  • October 16 2013
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It would be illegal and unethical for your REALTOR to contact the other Buyer, and depending on your state, she could lose her license.  She is 100% correct.  If the other Buyer is represented by a different REALTOR, she'd be crossing a buyer's agreement, and frankly, that's a big no - no.  I'd work with your agent to bring up different ideas on how to proceed.
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We have a realtor. She says she could lose her license or jeopardize her job by contacting buyer 1. That it would be at the very least, quite unethical for her to do. She did, however, find out the name of the developer for us.
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If you are working through a Realtor, work it through your Realtor.
  • October 16 2013
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