A: Are the properties referenced in Illinois? If so, it is in your best interest to organize all documents that are relevant to this matter, including the listing agreement(s) with the realtor, and consult with an Illinois attorney. We can review the information, speak with the relevant parties, and advise as to your rights moving forward.
A: Are you represented by an attorney in this transaction? If so, your attorney would be in the best position to answer your questions. If you are not, you absolutely should be. Many of us represent sellers on a flat fee that is only a few hundred dollars. As an attorney for the seller, we negotiate on your behalf to protect you from events like this, we draft all of the closing documents, we attend closing on your behalf, and generally oversee the entirety of the transaction.
In regards to a potential ethical issues/causes of action against the realtor, it is possible you have a cause of action if the realtor is intentionally interfering with the deal with improper tactics and/or a improper purpose. As such, I recommend organizing everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including the contract, attorney review letters, and all other relevant documentation, and consulting with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and it is certainly worth the small flat fee to get an experienced professional on your team that can help bring this deal past the finish line.
A: Certainly. Many of us have experience in reviewing such contracts, and would be happy to assist in ensuring your interests are protected moving forward.
That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including the contracts and all correspondence regarding the contracts, and consulting with a lawyer individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and will work with you to ensure you are asking the right questions, minimizing your contractual risks, and maximizing your contractual protections.