Buyer Not Required to Hold Harmless, Indemnify Brokers

Question: In a recent column you said that real estate brokers, just like doctors and lawyers, cannot require a client to waive in advance a negligence claim against their real estate broker. I am a real estate lawyer and I disagree with you. The Arizona Court of Appeals has approved a limitation in a surveyor’s…

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Is Commission Owed if Offers Are Refused?

Question:  We listed our home in Gilbert for $280,000 after our listing broker told us that $280,000 would be a fair price.  Within three days we had seven offers on the home, including two offers for more than $280,000.  We were confused and upset, so we refused all of the offers.  We no longer trust…

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