Q: If a real estate Buyer makes an offer on a house actively listed with a real estate agent.
And the seller decides not to sell. Does the buyer have any rights to make the seller sell?
A: As long as there is no Contract, the Seller could take the house off the market and the person making the offer would not have any rights. If there was a Contract or if the person can prove the Seller is discriminating against the potential Buyer by not accepting the offer, but is continuing to market the home to other Buyers, then they may be able to force the sale and/or recover damages.
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A: The existing contract between the seller and the seller's real estate agent probably says that if the house is listed at a price agreed to between the agent and the seller and then a buyer makes a full price cash offer, then the seller is obligated to pay the agent its commission even if the seller refuses to sell at the asking price. However, there is no contract between the potential buyer and the seller, so the seller is not obligated to go through with accepting the full price offer.
A: Between the buyer and seller no so long as no contract was signed. There might be an issue as to the realtor commission as the realtor produced a buyer.
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