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What's the deal with all of the lazy realtors out there? A tax client of mine called me up yesterday excited that he found a house that fit his needs and had a couple of questions. A little while after I answered his questions, he called me back and said that the realtor wouldn't show him the house because it had an accepted offer the night before. Since when does an accepted offer take a property off the market? In today's day and age of deals falling through at record paces because of mortgage and credit issues, why would this lazy realtor not even show the house to the excited buyer (who happens to have plenty of cash for a down payment, a steady city job and great credit). At the very least, she would have a backup offer (or maybe a higher offer) and would have made a connection with a potential client for another property. Or if/when the "accepted offer" falls through because they never send the contract back or they get denied for a mortgage she would have a potential sale with the excited potential buyer.

Tax questions are always welcomed at Tremont Tax. You can find out more information about Tremont Tax at their website Bronx Income Tax Preparation. Being a real estate investor and licensed real estate broker, I have a specialty in tax issues for the real estate field (I can even help that lazy realtor if she needs my help).

Information about the soon to be expiring First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit can be found at my website or by emailing me at mario@theproblemsolver.com.


Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I agree that backup offer should be encouraged. I recently had some state laws and COE ethics violated because a broker wouldn't accept any offers on a home that didn't have an accepted offer on it. But the pending offer was her client.

Sep 17, 2009 02:36 AM
David Cooper
Cooper Fine Properties llc - Phoenix, AZ

I could not agree more.  Here in Arizona, the lproblem begins with icensing department.  They are willing to give a license to any idiot who comes through the door.  The professional standards are dismal

Sep 17, 2009 03:53 AM