Is a real estate contract binding if the property is in the name ofa trust but only the trustee’s name is listed as the seller?

The property is listed in my father’s name as, “The [Name Redacted] Living Trust, [Name Redacted] Trustee”. He signed a real estate contract to sell a piece of property but the seller’s name listed is just his, and does not make reference to the Trust. No deposit was given by the buyer, and he would like to cancel the contract. Is the contract legally binding?

Asked on March 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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