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Hendricks v. Behee
Citation:786 S.W.2d 610 (1990)
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Behee was interested in buying the Smiths’s home. Behee made an offer of $42,500 for the home on March 2nd. Behee paid an escrow of $5,000 as a deposit on this offer. On March 3rd, this offer was mailed to the Smith’s by their real estate agent. On March 4th, the Smiths agreed to the offer and signed it. On either March 5, 6, or 7th, Behee, before he knew that the Smiths had accepted the offer, withdrew his offer by notifying the Smith’s real estate agent. The Smiths claimed that a contract had already been formed and therefore, the money in the deposit belonged to them.
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