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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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No but I've had one we had to fight for in order to get back.

Jul 08, 2015 12:08 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no - but we've had plenty of insincere buyers of our short sale listings lose their earnest money!

Jul 15, 2016 10:03 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No

Jul 08, 2015 01:29 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Yes, $50,000.  The soon to be ex wife would not sign off on the divorce in time.

Jul 08, 2015 01:07 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

No.  I keep track of dates and let them know.  I explain if they cancel once we are past the BINSR wihtout just cause (Ie loan contingency, etc) they will most likely lose said EM.

Jul 08, 2015 12:39 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Yes I have had 3 buyers over 30 years loose their earnest money!

Jul 08, 2015 12:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes....and rightfully so....not my buyer....but it was my builder.... buyer was clearly in default and it cost that buyer $50,000!!!

Jul 07, 2015 11:42 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I remember years ago, had a buyer that had been "pre-approved" by her own lender, and two days before the appraisal deadline found out the lender was not approved to do FHA loans.   Seller kept their EM.

Jul 07, 2015 11:23 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School Yes, i once had a buyer who increased their non-refundable EMD for an extension. It didn't work for them and they lost the EMD.

Jul 07, 2015 10:52 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, but they were not my buyer. It's the fee for requiring the seller to take the home off the market and creating all the associated devaluation issues.

Jul 07, 2015 10:15 PM