If a seller counter offers through e-mail to his broker and the buyer accepts and signs, is the seller legally obligated to the buyer?

Asked on September 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Assuming the e mail transmission is actually signed by the seller (scan and e mailed document [counter-offer]) and the buyer accepts by signing the offer and submits his or her acceptance of such to the seller before the counter-offer is revoked, there is a binding contract under all laws of this country based upon the facts that you have presented.

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