I have contacted Pete Ice Edina Realty to HELP us out to sell our house. But that was not at all the truth. He is a con artist who can very well convince people to trust him. However, his intention was never to help.
I was very much happy with my house that I bought a year ago. My family and I never thought that we would have to sell our house because we were not able to pay our bank debts. We went through a financial crunch and we had to take this big decision that everyone was ignoring from a month.
Pete Ice Team checked the house and told us that he would do the assessment of the house and would come forward with the entire data in few days. He said that his professionals at Edina Realty are great at comparing market values. We were novice and didn’t know what to expect which he was able to grasp in the first meeting itself.
We bought this house from a builder and never had to contact a realtor. So, it was our first experience. He convinced us to leave the house and check in a hotel until he finds a place to stay. He also asked to hand over the duplicate keys to him so that he could make visits incase someone would be interested in buying the house.
It sounded fair and we left the house within 3 days of our meeting. I signed the agreement with him which had general clauses but nothing was mentioned about the house sale thing. I enquired and he told me that the agreement was to ensure that we do not talk to any other real estate agent and soon he would be presenting the terms for sale of the house.
It was a month and he did not arrange any place for us. The hotel charges were giving us pain and we moved in to our sister’s place for couple of days. He promised to get a place in a week. So, my sister asked me to stay with her.
After a week, we never got any answer about a house on rent. I called him and he ignored my call. He never gave any analysis report of the house and its total cost. He kept us deviating from the topic for a month. So, I decided to cancel the agreement with him. While signing the agreement, we had paid him $2000 which was non-refundable.
So, I knew that he won’t return it. But, I had to sell my house and I needed another agent. So, I took that decision to cancel the agreement. When I reached his office, he made me wait for 2 hours. When I asked him about cancelling the agreement, he started scolding me. He told me that he had worked a lot for the house and had got few interested buyers as well which I knew wasn’t true.
When he saw me not changing my mind, he asked me to pay him $1500 as the cancellation charge. It was there in the agreement which I never noticed. So, this was his plan. He got $3500 from me without even working for me.