Ron Tissier, Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles. (Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069)

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Gabe Sanders
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I'm not an attorney, and I don't even play one on TV, but I would highly doubt it is an enforceable form of negotiation.

Mar 01, 2015 05:08 AM
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Bob Crane
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Best to formalize any agreements with an amendment or addendum.

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Dipti Thakkar
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Not sure.

Jul 09, 2018 09:53 PM
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Ajay Pandya
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Not yet - to best of my knowledge.

Feb 22, 2018 09:07 PM
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parked and reading

Mar 27, 2016 10:31 PM
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Robert May
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just looking back on some of the old questions and answers, looks like you got some good replies here.

Mar 11, 2016 02:28 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Taking a different angle, in Oklahoma it is required that you keep all electronic correspondence as part of your conpleted contract file. However, this primarily is email and not texting. With that in mind my practice is not to use it that way since I want to show my due diligence in case of trouble so for that I use email.

Mar 01, 2015 09:47 PM
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Eve Alexander
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Florida is a Statute of Frauds state...a contract must be in writing to be enforcable.

 Besides, even if you could...who's text are you going to trust? The Florida  transaction broker (who is not an AGENT of the consumer) who cannot bind a consumer, and has no client?

Or the consumer who will delete the text and deny they ever agreed...?

Eve

Mar 01, 2015 09:00 PM
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Larry Johnston
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I don't know if it's legal, but I make sure all of our conversations are done by email.  I like a way of recording everything.

Mar 01, 2015 12:49 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Texting is merely a way to communicate.  But then whatever is agreed to needs to be reduced to a written contract or initialed changes in an original offer.

Mar 01, 2015 12:17 PM
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William Feela
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I really don't know because I NEVER use it as a contract tool.

Mar 01, 2015 11:05 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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No but it does help to tract communication and can be used in a court to veruify what you said happened.

Mar 01, 2015 10:07 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Ron,

I don't know the legalities, and I would ask a legal eagle in your state.  I do know that texts can be used against you by law enforcement, as can emails.  Our cousin in France told us about a murder conviction that was aided by having access to smartphone texts.

Mar 01, 2015 05:55 AM
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Ron Marshall
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I am not a realtor, but Chief Cook is, and the answer is nope, nada, nyet.  It all has to be in writing from her standpoint.

Mar 01, 2015 04:59 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Ron -- I'm not an attorney so I don't answer legal questions...that's my standard answer.    Texting is a form of communication so it can be the conversation that precedes a written offer, written counter offer, negotiations or a written acceptance.

Mar 01, 2015 03:52 AM
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John Pusa
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Ron, I am not sure about it, but it might not be legal. Good question!

Mar 01, 2015 03:38 AM
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Pete Xavier
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Yes and than ratified by final contract. All supportive texting is saved in the cloud for all transactions, most carriers also save transcripts of texts as well as Google (text over Google voice & email) as evident in some investigations/court cases. (Have done much of this with leases, not much on sales).

Mar 01, 2015 01:58 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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It can be legal. Accepted- not really. It would be hard to prove who actually sent all the text messages involved.

Mar 01, 2015 12:14 AM