Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Am I under contract?

I received a signed contract from buyer´s realtor, then I made changes in two clauses, initialized those changes and signed all contract´s pages. Buyer´s realtor did not accept those 2 changes and requested to go back to original conditions. Today I received better offers and informed buyer´s realtor that I need to pause and make a decision. She got upset, said we were under contract, kept texting, calling, etc. I did not answer anything and she sent back the contract initialized on both clauses, but changed one of them.

Contract expires today 11:59pm.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Richard Paul Zaretsky
Richard Paul Zaretsky
Answered
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You have an offer. You rejected the offer and made a counter offer. The counter offer was rejected. You never had a contract. All you had were unilateral offers.

What you should consider is to withdraw your unaccepted counter offer so all you have is their unacceptable offer unsigned by you.

Based on what you presented, once you withdraw your counter offer you can enter into a contract with anyone. Contract offer, counter offer and counter-counter offers are complicated. Use an attorney to guide you through this process.

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Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
Answered

A: You have no contract.

Jonathan A. Klurfeld
Jonathan A. Klurfeld
Answered
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You made a counter-offer which was rejected and thus no contract. You REALLY need to hire a lawyer.

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