We Bumped Them Off!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

CheckmateIn a competitive real estate market where multiple offers are common on the best houses, a buyer has to do what a buyer has to do to win a house.

Sometimes that means bumping off another buyer!!

Hey, you do what you gotta do, you know???

Now before you think the worst, there wasn't anything violent going on here.

The home in Mason's Squire's Gate was listed as "Active" in Cincinnati MLS when we went to visit.  It was one of several we saw that afternoon, and when we finished discussing the homes and the pros and cons of each one, it was the home in Squire's Gate that was the winner.

A four bedroom 2.5 bath 2 story home with an open floor plan and plenty of updates, there was a lot to like about this home.  Add in the nice deck and the greenspace behind the home and there was even more to like.  Now consider that most of the homes in the community cost more, so there was good value support for the home.  And as if that wasn't enough, Cottell Park is literally around the corner.

So an offer was written and sent over.  I didn't have a lot of details from the listing agent regarding the seller's needs, but we did have a preferred occupancy date, so that was used in the offer to increase the appeal.  We kept the offer uncomplicated and sent it over.

And then the wrinkle.  The home was under contract BUT the other buyers had a contingency with a 24 hour notice clause.  We got a verbal counter from the sellers that we could work with, so we updated our offer and that forced the other buyers' hand.  They had 24 hours to drop their contingency or our offer would terminate theirs.  So we had to wait, but mid-afternoon the next day the listing agent let us know that our offer was being accepted and the other offer was terminated.  We'd bumped off the other buyers. 

The loan officer is doing his thing.  Title services have been ordered and the home inspection has been scheduled for Monday.  We're moving quickly to meet a short closing date and looking forward to a smooth process to the closing table.



Ready to talk  Cincinnati area real estate?  Just give us a call  at 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Bill & Liz aka BLiz



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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

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Comments (5)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Congratulations, Bliz. I've been in a back-up position several times that worked in my buyer's favor. My favorite was years ago, before DocuSign, and my buyer was ini Japan on a business trip . Glad everything worked out well for your buyers.

Jul 25, 2018 07:31 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

This has been one of the rare times where a back up offer actually forced the primary offer out of the way.  Usually I know our back up offer is just a big stick to keep the primary buyer in line :)

Jul 26, 2018 04:40 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

We call them "kick out'' contingencies. Lucky your buyers had you! Thanks for sharing.

Jul 25, 2018 08:40 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

I've heard them called that too.  And they got kicked out.

Jul 26, 2018 04:41 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

That's the way to do it! Make the best offer. It's like fishing. The best lures catch the most fish.

Jul 25, 2018 09:22 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

The buyer and seller both got what they wanted.  A nice win-win situation.

Jul 26, 2018 04:41 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

As in Margaret's area, we call them Kick Outs here, too. I recently saw on ActiveRain, another agent called them "bumpables."

Jul 26, 2018 07:54 AM
Liz and Bill Spear

Not a bad term!

Jul 26, 2018 05:12 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

wow just 24 hours.  It's generally 48 or 72 here.  I know your buyers are happy.

Aug 01, 2018 08:22 PM