We found a realtor Paula at Ebby the Preston NW Highway in Dallas from a on line listing and she gave us an exclusive buyers agreement, made us sign with out explaining the contact whatsoever. We were taken to several houses in the 5 months that we retained her, signed 5 contracts, that all fell through mostly because of inspection issues after paying appraiser and inspection fees. We located a FSBO property and the next thing we saw was a Dallas county court sermon as Ebby had filed suit to collect a commission for work that had not done. Ebby Halliday wanted a 3 % commission for work that was not done as we had singed a exclusive buyers contract that they did not take even a minute to explain, aside from sign here, sign here. Instead of a getting house we ended up with a law suit from Ebby Halliday Preston office. We now are cautioning every co-worker friend and family never to use Ebby Halliday services and we encourage them to spread the word, as Ebby does any thing in order to collect a commission.
We were told by our realtor Tish Wahl that if we bought and sold a house through Ebby Halliday they would offer a discount on the sale of our house...but it would come through on the purchase of our new house so they could ensure we truly bought and sold ie no prepayment or rebate on the sale.
This is pretty standard and we felt sure it would happen.
well, we close tomorrow and guess who never heard of the rebate and will not offer the discount - Ebby Halliday and Tish Wahl.
I would avoid both like the plague...