If you have made a real estate transaction or are in the process of making a real estate transaction with the help of a real estate agent, and you feel that you have been mistreated, it could be that your real estate agent is negligent.
What is Real Estate Agent Negligence?
Negligence can come in a variety of forms in this context, such as a real estate agent being unaware of basic information about the property in question and failing to disclose that information to you due to their own ignorance. In this particular example and many like it, you may have sufficient grounds for legal recourse.
If you have experienced or are currently experiencing the following common examples of real estate agent negligence, speak to an experienced real estate lawyer today to determine your best course of action.
Common Examples of Realtor Negligence
- Failure to perform according to the terms outlined in the broker-client agreement
- Representing both the buyer and seller in a transaction
- Failure to disclose all of the facts regarding the purchase or sale to the client
- Failure to act on specific, reasonable directions given by the client
- Prioritizing the agent’s, broker’s, or anyone else’s best interests above the client’s
- Failure to communicate all offers and potential offers to and from the client
- Failure to account for all money and information received that is of interest to the client within a reasonable time frame
- Failure to keep personal information confidential
Hire a Real Estate Lawyer
Real estate law is complex and can be tricky to navigate because the most successful course of legal action depends on the individual nuances of each case. If you believe that your real estate agent has been negligent and that you deserve compensation, the first thing that you should do is speak to a lawyer with experience in similar real estate cases. At Hoogbruin & Company, our lawyers have extensive experience with cases involving real estate agent negligence.
If you think that you have a case and would like to explore your options for the best next steps, get in touch with our firm today. We are happy to give you a consultation to discuss your case.