Milton, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Does Florida law require the real estate agent to take the house off the market once it is under contract (not sold)?

We anticipate even though the buyer is paying cash the sale may not go through. Buying with cash is supposed to make the process easier, but we have not found that thus far, partly due to the agent, partly due to the buyer. We would like potential buyers to continue to see the house. It has been taken off the real estate website and Zillow by our agent. Our agent told us this was the law, it must be taken off.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen K. Hachey
Stephen K. Hachey
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is not a Florida law. It is most likely the rule of the Realtor's local association. If you need assistance with the closing and a title company, I'd be happy to help.

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