Complaint / review text:
May 27,2014, Agent Sandy took us out to White Tail Trail Salem, AR at approximate 9:00 AM. The asking price of the property was $290,000 for the property, 200 Acres, along with appliances. The Seller happened to be there. Seller told us the history and showed us around the property, the house, the out buildings, the trail and the perimeters of the 200 Acres. When it was done, she offered us to sit and ask her any questions, which we did. We asked the seller how soon she wanted to close. The seller's response: "No later than mid-October."
Our Agent Sandy during the above process kept trying to get to leave and would try to cut off the seller and us as buyers. Agent Sandy proceeded to call the Listing agent and we couldn't hear what was talked about as she went to her car. Agent came back and said we need to go. Seller gave buyers hugs and said: "I hope we can work this out." Buyers: "We do too. Sandy will get something to you in the next day or so." Seller: "Thank you and have a safe trip back to MN." Buyers: "Thank you." With that we left and while driving back,
Buyers left for lunch and left for Minnesota. Agent called at 4:29 PM. Wednesday May 28,2014 - Sandy and Randall were supposed to write up a FULL price CASH offer with $10,000 NON REFUNDABLE earnest money, with a closing date of Oct. 15,2014 and no contingencies. When in fact Jewel told us they wrote the offer with full asking price, contingent to financing, refundable earnest money, home inspection, termite inspection, with closing Oct. 15. We had a 12:00 PM Thursday Deadline.
Thursday May 29,2014 - At exactly noon Sandy called and said the offer was rejected and didn't know why. But good luck in the future. And Hung up. We NEVER did receive a copy of the rejection. Left a message for Jewel, the OWNER to call us, also sent an email. Called another Realtor from Arkansas, told her the situation and she agreed to help. We again wrote up a FULL price offer NO contingencies, 60 day close, with a 5 PM deadline for Friday May 29. Jewel called said she spoke with Linda. Linda stated to Jewel that it was rejected, the seller wanted 30-day close cash offer. But didn't know Randall wrote up the offer wrong And that we never received a copy of the rejection letter. But never offered to send one either.
Friday May 30,2014 - Our new realtor called us at 5 PM and said our offer was rejected again, with absolutely NO EXPLANATION. Again, we wrote another offer for FULL ASKING PRICE, NO CONTINGENCIES, 30-day close CASH offer, with a 2 PM deadline for Saturday May 31,2014. Saturday May 31,2014 - Our Realtor called at 5 PM 3 HOURS AFTER THE DEADLINE and said Linda rejected our offer and didn't want to sell it to us. And that we need to talk to the broker. What broker? Our realtor kept asking, "What broker, and why is it rejected?" Linda kept saying, "Talk to the broker." When our realtor asked for the rejection letter, Linda again said talk to the broker. Our Realtor said contact your attorney on Monday.
We called Jewel and left her a message. Asked to know what was going on with her real estate company and her agents. Told her we put in a FULL price CASH offer that was rejected again and that we were going to contact our attorney! At around 6:30 we called Jewel again. She answered the phone. We told her we put in a FULL price CASH offer, NO contingencies and 30 day close and again it was rejected. Jewel then said: "It was just sold a few minutes ago to a broker in West Plains, a broker just bought it." When we asked "what", she again said a broker from West Plains just bought it a few minutes ago. Keep in mind we just had a full asking price cash offer with no contingencies with a 30-day close rejected at 5pm, 3 hours after the deadline. We started to say, "How could..." and Jewel HUNG UP ON US! All of these people, Sandy, Linda, Jewel, Randall broker/agent fraud, misrepresentation and displayed dishonest and unethical sales practices.