Clermont, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: Sellers agent gave my personal cell phone to the buyer months after the transaction. New owner will not stop harassing.

Are there laws preventing the agent from doing this?

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
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  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: There are no specific laws that discuss this so far as I'm aware, but take a look at your listing contract. Does it say anything about the retention/sharing of information? I bet you may have a contractual issue there IF (and this is the tricky part!) you can PROVE (not just suspect or 'where else could they get it' but actually PROVE in a court of law!) The agent improperly shared info contrary to the terms of your contract with them.

Seek the advice and guidance of a local licensed lawyer to review all the facts of your case to determine if you have the basis of a complaint.

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice

David Soble
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David Soble
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Sharing personal information is addressed in the purchase agreement and listing agreements. If it is not specifically addressed and excluded, then there is little if anything that you can do legally.

Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: There is likely an option to block that caller from your phone.

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