The property that is being mentioned is in Oklahoma. I was talking to a real estate agent and was going to meet him at my house so that he could give me his opinion about my property. He called to tell me he had a friend who might be interested in leasing the property and possibly purchasing it at the end of the year. He brought his friend to my house and when they were leaving the agent said to us that if his friend liked the house it would be between myself and his friend. He did not want to be a part of it and he was just doing a favor for a friend. I went to an attorney and had a lease drawn up and it gave an option to the friend/tenant. The option read as follows "Tenant shall have the option to purchase the property for the sum of $X's payable at the time of closing. This option shall expire on X date. Tenant shall give landlord sixty days written notice of his intent to exercise the option prior to the expiration of the option."
The Tenant paid the first months rent on time and was a couple of days late on the second month. The tenant had called me to let me know he was out of town and I would receive the rent two days later. The tenant did not pay the third months rent and I drove up to the location and noticed that my house had been put on the market by the real estate agent. The house had many damages to it and I gave the tenant a notice to quit. I called the real estate agent and asked why my property was listed and that I had never signed a Right to Sell or Lease Listing Agreement. The realator pulled his sign off of my property that night. I have since had to file a judgement against the Tenant for damages and past due rent. I am also having a problem with selling the property. It shows that the house had been on the market for 52 days before I found out and interest rates have risen within the last quarter. My question is this. What legal recourse do I have against the real estate agent? I have filed a complaint to the Real Estate board and they are investigating it at the moment.