If a real estate listing agreement is signed first by the listing agent and then transmitted to the seller for his signature and the seller makes unauthorized changes to it before signing it and sending it back, is that listing agreement now null and void?
The initial draft was an "offer" empowering you to accept and thereby form a contract. Your revisions to the original draft constituted a "rejection" of the offer, and a counterproposal that now empowers the agent to accept and form a contract on the terms you propose.
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The changes are not "unauthorized" they are proposals for a modification and need to be accepted by the other party before they are part of the contract.
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