01 Jul Real estate agent is trying to steal my house
As the title describes, I got a real estate agent and signed a 6 month contract to sell my house. My house sits on an acre in San Diego, California, it has 5 bedrooms and panoramic views through out the house. The house is valued at 650k, this real estate agent who I signed with 4 months ago to sell my house was telling me that there was multiple people who were interested in purchasing my home, he began to tell me that because my home is in bad condition because of landscaping and a few other minor things he said he can sell my house for 450k to an investor that HE knew and that he also had a friend who could also offer me 450k as well. I come to find out that this real estate agent has never even listed my house on MLS, Redfin, Zillow, realtor, or any websites saying that it was for sale. My house was not even listed on his real estate companies website that he works for. This real estate agent knows I have fallen on hard times and that my house is up for foreclosure very soon. He took advantage of my situation and pretty much hung me out to dry for 4 months. I confronted him about my house not being listed online for sale or not even having a sign outside my house and he never texted me back. I waited 30 mins and look up my house and see that he just posted my house for sale 30 mins ago on all the websites. He couldn’t have done this 4 months ago! he was trying to steal my house and make money off of my situation. Is there any legal action I can take against him? Should I call his company? It is a very reputable company. Is this legal for him to do something like this to me?