Can a Buyer’s Agent Present Your Offer to the Seller in Texas?
In Texas usually the buyer and their agent go over contract forms and complete an offer. The buyer’s agent usually delivers the offer to the listing agent to present to the seller. The seller has the option to accept, reject or counter. Every state has their own guidelines and practices do vary. That is why it is important to understand the real estate environment and practices when you relocate from state to state.
In todays market with multiple offers some buyer agents in Texas are asking to present the offer directly to the seller. Can a buyer agent make this request? Absolutely! However the seller has the right to agree or not to agree to meet with the buyer’s agent. The seller needs to put the denial or agreement instructions in writing to their Listing agent which can be made available to the buyer’s agent.
Inquiring minds want to know the answer to this question, so if you go to the Austin Board of Realtors website you can read for yourself in Article 111 on Selling Procedures:
#3.3 Right to be Present at Presentation of Offer
The cooperating Participant (including Subscriber) or his representative has the right to participate in the presentation to the seller or lessor of any offer he secures to purchase or lease. He does not have the right to be present at any discussion or evaluation of that offer by the seller or lessor and the listing Participant. However, if the seller or lessor gives written instructions to the listing Participant that the cooperating Participant not be present when an offer the cooperating Participant secured is presented, the cooperating Participant has the right to a copy of the seller’s written instructions. None of the foregoing diminishes the listing Participant’s right to control the establishment of appointments for such presentations.
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