Please Don't Beg

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Arrogance

Buyer agent was told to present his client's best offer, in light of a superior offer.  He was advised of the Seller's objections.  But instead of bringing an improved offer, he shows up to defend the earlier offer.  In the end, his clients did not get the house they wanted, and he lost the listing of the buyer's home.

Persistence

And yet, the agent persists to call me every day.  And every day, it's the same question along the lines of, "Is there any chance of submitting a new offer?"  And every day, it's more or less the same answer, "Not unless the Buyers back out.  If they do, I'll call you" (and every other agent who presented or registered an offer).

Bad Advice

My feeling is this agent advised his clients that theirs was an offer that couldn't be refused, and now, he has to back-pedal.  Or maybe his clients really did reconsider their position, and their offer wasn't the "firm and final offer" that their agent said it was.

We meet "interesting" people in this biz.

Comments (1)

Dave Rosenmarkle
Highland Realty, Inc - Arlington, VA
33 years of providing fully satisfying service!
Where's this agent's broker? If you have a ratified, solid offer, he either needs to submit a "back-up" offer that is acceptable to the seller or just back off. Next time he calls, tell him if he persists that you will file a complaint with your local professional standards committee.
Jul 27, 2007 09:33 AM