I had a home inspection done about a month ago. The results from that inspection revealed problems with the roof and ac unit. After the inspection I asked for my broker to contact the sellers to ask them to agree to the repairs prior to closing. Previously we had already negotiated a $1000 repair budget.
Now a month has gone by and I still have not received any word from the seller about the repairs. I have been calling my broker repeatedly every day to check on this matter. I now suspect he is auto rejecting my calls because every time I call it rings once then one half ring and goes directly to voice mail. Calling his office directly and getting the secretary is now the only way I can get him on the phone.
I get a hold of him and he says I can just hire a crew to fix it since we still have the $1000 repair budget (I was told by him a month ago not to do this...). So after calling and scheduling an appointment with the ac repair guys my broker conveniently, or refuses, to let them in the house after he tells me that he was on his way. The repair guys end up letting themselves in after waiting an hour which the broker never showed up.
Turns out there is major problems with the ac unit due to a freon leak, but because it's cold now they won't be able to fix it until warmer weather. This could have been fixed the month prior. All of this is happening and my broker says that he still has not had any contact with the sellers realtor.
I have lost faith in my broker and am wondering if can contact the seller's realtor directly and get this resolved or if, since I am under contract, I have to go through my broker?