We are fsbo's was brought contract by buyer's agent..written up as VA turns out buyers are NOT veterans but girls father is they were using his benefits..he was to move into house w/them turns out he told lender NO it would be 5 years before he moved in.we told agent from the beginning this would not work.we informed lender they stopped financing.agent knew about this and tried to push it thru anyway.we took our house off the market to accomodate them..when the lender stopped the transaction the buyers opted out..we have lost valuable time to sell the home ourselves and feel cheated was/is this fraud the way the contract was written VA..what can we do to punish realtor? whom do we file complaints with?
Claims against those licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission are filed here: http://www.trec.state.tx.us/complaintsconsumer/complaint_instructions.asp. Complaints against REALTORS(R) in El Paso should use this link: www.elpasorealtor.com/professional_standards.
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Probably a violation of multiple laws and ethics rules. You can file a complaint as advised. However, if deal closes soon, your damages are limited. Wouldn't be something that most lawyers would considering taking on a contingency basis in my view.
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TREC does an excellent job of following up on complaints it deems unethical governing the Real Estate Profession. Follow Mr. Lautin's link and make your complaint so that this does not happen to others. As far as what you can do, you can consult a business litigation lawyer in your area (Austin has plenty of them) willing to investigate your claim and determine the value of your damages and make recommendations as to your options after a consultation.
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