Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert

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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Sounds like a legal question, not one for an agent to answer. Maybe call you state's Board attorney for advice.

Apr 21, 2015 11:32 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It sounds like you have been had by this buyer. In my opinion, there is nothing you can do, unless you had a Buyer-Broker Agreement in place at the time the purchase offer became a contract. I defer this question to a Texas-licensed attorney.

Apr 21, 2015 11:23 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

DO you have a legal hotline you can call for your state association ? I would start there.

Apr 21, 2015 01:34 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Check to see what the law is in Texas and go from there. 

Apr 22, 2015 12:39 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Keep us updated on how this turns out. I like the suggestion to call your state's legal hotline if you have one. 

Apr 21, 2015 02:19 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert Time to get your broker involved and get some legal advice.

Apr 21, 2015 12:40 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think this may be best answered by a Texas real estate attorney, not a realtor in my opinion.  A

Apr 21, 2015 08:57 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I must confess that I don't understand this.  Why did you allow him to put a Realtor 'friend' on the contract?  That seems like a red flag right there....Maybe you could share a bit more explaining this....

Apr 21, 2015 08:08 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I hope this has been resolved.

Oct 15, 2018 07:30 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I hope this was resolved in your favor.

Apr 26, 2018 08:17 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Norm nailed this one!

Sep 30, 2017 04:10 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

This gives me an idea. When I list a place for sale I will immediately produce an agreement of purchase and sale that has the Buyer as "To be named later" and then collect the commission.


In all seriousness I don't think that's legit. I would contact a real estate lawyer.

Apr 21, 2015 09:32 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Yolanda. I think this is a question that needs to be answered by an attorney. I've never heard of this before.

Apr 21, 2015 08:40 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I work for a builder so i do not have a broker.

Apr 21, 2015 01:12 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I don't understand it either, must be a Texan thing?

Apr 21, 2015 10:54 AM