Beware rotten real estate agentsWell, bad news on our offer for the house we love in Cocke County. Our real estate agent was told by their real estate agent yesterday that our offer was rejected. This in spite of the fact that our offer essentially gave these folks what they were asking for the house. We have good credit and the financing and payment had all been arranged, none of that was going to be a problem.
Obviously we smell a rat, and so does our agent. He strongly suspects that their agent never showed the sellers our offer, so he is going to try and force her hand by making her present us with the signed forms showing our offer was reviewed by the sellers and rejected-complete with the date of the rejection. However, even if we got hosed on this house, there is little we can do outside of an ethical complaint against the sellers' agent if the other offer has already been accepted.
Back to square one on the house hunt. We do need prayer.