Posted by JohnBoy on July 19, 2001 at 12:10:20:
I don’t see where any of this would be the realtor’s business! You’re not the one that is listing the property with the realtor, are you?
Did the realtor bring this buyer to you or did the buyer come to you on there own? If the buyer came to you on there own then I would tell the realtor to buz off before you slap a tortious interference suit against him/her!
You have an option to buy the property. That gives you an interest in the property which you can sell the house to anyone you choose by exercising your option and setting up a simultaneous closing between the seller, yourself and the buyer.
Unless YOU are agreeing to pay the realtor a commission on this, or unless your buyer is willing to pay the realtor the commission for representing him/her, or unless the realtor is just offering his/her services in this for FREE, I’d tell the realtor to buzz off!