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I signed the contract with the realtor, my husband did not sign anything because he was not there. Both my name and my husbands name is on the morgage. We both own the house. We decided not to sell. The realtor told my husband that I have a contract with them, but my husband does not. They put the sign up the very next day without my husband’s signiture. The realtor did not have all of the paper work. When I told the realtor that we are not selling, he told me that I have a contract, and if I withdraw they wont charge me, but if I cancel they would charge me. What he said does not make sense because my husband didnt sign ANYTHING! The realtor did not leave the contract to for my husband to look over and sign, he took most of the paper work with him. Since then my husband took down the sign. And he is trying to get a hold of the broker.

6 Thoughts on When selling your home, does both homeowner sign the contract with the Realtor for it to be legal?
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    July 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    It is legal but you should be able to cancel because the broker is not acting within prper limits by trying to force you to continue with the sale.I would just refuse to show.

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    July 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Call a real estate lawyer. Your best bet might be to buy the contract from the realtor – ie, you pay them something that would approximate their profit, less any advertising that they have not done, etc. It might not be cheap, but it will be easier and cheaper than selling this house, buying another, moving, etc, etc.

    But call a lawyer first. If you need a recommendation, talk to the local city, county, or state bar association.

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    SKG R
    July 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Yes than only it will be legal as the retailer is the witness to the transaction.

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    July 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    two owners, two signatures. its that simple and don’t let the realtor tell you different.

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    July 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    This question is best answered by a real estate lawyer…I do believe that the agent must sign his name in some capacity….

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    July 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    If both your names are on the “Deed”, you both must sign the contract. The sales person is only pressuring you. Tell him to kiss off!!!!!

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