Can a text message be considered a real estate contract?

  • In March 2016, one company sued another for breaking an agreement that was made via text message.
  • The buyer and listing broker discussed the buyer signing a final letter of intent and sending a deposit check to the seller to sign.
  • In Massachusetts, where both companies are based, text messages can form a legal, binding contract.

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When you send a text message, are you aware that a court might consider it a valid purchase contract?