Why in the world would a buyers agent get "talked" out of making an offer on a property that their clients want?
Listing agents have a fiduciary responsibility to OUR client, the seller, to get as much money for them as we can.
Today I received an email from a buyers agent who DID NOT put in an offer on a listing I just sold. Here's what it said in part:
"You said that he (seller) wasn't going to sell for less than full price and did receive but did not accept offers that were less."
For the record, I never said that!
Unless my seller tells me to say that, that is. I don't make that decision.
"I should of made an offer despite what you said, likely my clients would have paid more."
I presume he meant what the property eventually sold for. Hey, Mr. Agent, if you had done your job, your client might have ended up with this property he wanted.
How will you know what the seller will accept unless you make an offer?
And a word to buyers: Go test the water.
Call me, I'll make that offer!