Hey Buyers Agents you are making big mistakes .....
Lately it seems that I have been selling homes multiple times for multiple reasons. Very frustrating indeed. But being on the sellers side I have seen an alarming trend happening in my area recently. Buyers Agents that are just not presenting offers on time or in a timely fashion.
Everyone knows the real estate adage 'Time is of the essence'. It states it clearly in our contract warning all parties that you had better do things in a timely fashion within the set time limits.
Ok, so none of these Buyers Agents have read that sentence it seems.
A couple of quick stories if I could ....
Buyers agent that promises you a contract & 3 days disappear. When the contract does appear 'in the middle of the night' by email it's not completely filled in & 30K below listing price on a $150,000 listing. Looking at all the dates from the buyer, they were all dated 3 days ago. Well where the hell was this? Was it in the black internet void? Date stamp says yesterday in the middle of the night.
Well here's what happened during that 3 days Ms. Buyers Agent - we sold it. Later finding out that you were driving to Iowa is not an excuse for not emailing it 3 days ago. Your BUYERS LOST out not only you. What will you say to them?
Yesterday we had a dual offer situation & Mr. Buyers Agent said that we'll get an offer to you by 'dinner time'. Now in IL, that's around 5 to 6 pm so that's what I'm expecting. The emailed offer arrives at what seems to be the 'witching hour' of 9:30 pm. That's a few hours bud off that 'dinner time'. Your BUYERS LOST OUT because of you. We accepted another offer.
Wonder what you told your buyers? Probably something about how it was that rotten Listing Agents fault.
Well if I am going to be your Buyers Agent, you are going to take priority with me. I will explain how timeliness can get you the home you desire. I'll explain how that 'time is of the essence' works in real life. You are going to get your offer presented 10 minutes after it is signed to the Listing Agent. Whether it gets the attention it deserves is another matter but I will put a priority on my time to get it into the sellers hands for you.
Just how I do business.