What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New York
Me and my husband co-own a house together. Both of our names are on the deed. I know that the judge will order the house to be sold. I am very happy to sell. My husband is very angry. He refuses to buy my share.
I had two real estate agents come to appraise the house. My husband told me and I told my lawyer that my husband said that he would not sign anything and would not allow either agency to sell the house. Recently he brought in his own real estate agent. His agent wants to list the house at a very low price and wants excusive rights to sell. My agents both offered multiple listings. I told him I would not sign with his agent because 1. the price was too low and 2. I want multiple listings. He retorted with well, I won't sign with your agent either. Also, when his agent came to look at the house he kept pointing out problems we have AND telling her all problems we've had in the past, including telling her that the previous owner hung himself in the basement. (Honestly, I don't know how he could have done that unless he was a circus midget or something. The ceilings are very low.)
I am afraid we won't agree on a real estate agent and will not be able to sell. I am also afraid he is going to discourage every potential buyer by showing them all the problems with the house, past and present. I want this house sold! I want out of here!
Do I have any legal rights?