29 Jun Who is responsible for a real estate agent? Is the company they work for responsible for their actions or they independent of the company even if they work under the companies name?
My mother co-owns a house in Georgia (she currently resides in California) with her sister that they were in the process of selling. The agent her sister secured to sell the house was double dipping (we learned much later) he was supposed to be resenting my mother & her sister but was also representing the buyer.
Before my mother even received a copy of the contract in the mail, we learned from neighbors that they buyers father (who wasn’t even listed on the contract ) was given the keys to the house by the agent and had already started gutting the house. (We learned later the buyer was buying the house to flip it and the agent was then going to sell the house for them. So I guess the agent thought it was in his best interest to let them start gutting the house before my mom ever even saw a contract/terms/price. She’s elderly and isn’t supposed to fly anymore so I assume no one would know.)
Long story short (because it gets much worse because in the end of this never ending story the buyer never got the money and her father destroyed the house and held it hostage (he changed all the locks))
The agent gave the keys to the buyers father so I know the agent holds some responsibility but does the company he works for also hold responsibility? It’s a major realtor franchise is Georgia and they’re acting like his actions don’t have anything to do with them. Any insight would be so helpful.