Q: I live in West Virginia. I made an offer on a home. The seller verbally accepted.
Earnest money was provided and a closing date set already. Now the seller is entertaining offers outside the real estate company
A: You may want to review this with a West Virginia lawyer, but the Statute of Frauds came to all of the United States from well back before the foundation of the United States, and contracts in land must be in writing. Oral agreements are a nullity. The question might be whether something was passed in writing or by text or email that is enough to create a written agreement.
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