Oh boy. I got a very nasty e-mail from another agent the other day. It started with "You told me that writing a full price offer was a waste of time!". Then he followed up with "I can't believe you sold that house for that low of a price. My client would have paid more than that!".
Well howdy doody to you too. Yes, Mr. Agent, when you called and asked how many offers I had, I told you I had 4 offers in hand. Then you asked if writing a full price offer would be a waste of your time. I said "YES".
Apparently, Mr. Agent, you feel that properly representing your client is a "waste of time" unless you can be told that your offer, which you evidently don't have time to write, is a clear winner.
Those 4 offers I had were all above asking price. That is what the agent was fishing for and he got his answer. So why he turned around and admonished me for giving him the answer he was fishing for, and then not acting on that tidbit of information, is beyond me. Why didn't he write an offer for what he tells me his client would have paid?
My opinion is, Mr. Agent, if your client lost out on buying my listing because you were unwilling to write an offer for the price they "would have paid", then maybe your client needs to consider working with a different agent.