While the DC Real Estate market is having a small seasonal slow-down - it's not SLOW and buyer's don't have the luxury of moving slowly.
We have had buyers tell us; well let's see that house next week or after my 10-day vacation. Well don't expect that home to still be available. A seasonal slowdown here in the DC market means there may only be 1 other offer you are competing with - not 9 other offers.
While we always true and educate our buyers; they don't always believe us - that is until that property they really wanted to see is under contract. Often we hear "Why didn't you tell me there was an another offer?". Well sadly; listing agents often are not going to hold an offer back when we haven't even taken a look at the property.
Buyers: If you see a property which you want to see; we should plan to see it ASAP. Not next weekend or next week. If it is "The One"; why give others a chance to see it and then have to compete with them? If your agent is too busy; well then that's another problem...