What kind offer is this?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

Where do I start? As expected I got a great deal of offers on my last New Manchester NH area Listing. However one newer agent insisted on texting in their offer. No, it was not any type of form, just a regular text with a price and some contingencies. It read like this, " Here is my buyers offer on your hose listing. They will pay $400,000, close on 2/15/22 and is contingent on a mortgage, the property appraising and an inspection." (offer price and closing changed to protect the situation).

 

Reading the text a couple of times, I decided to call the agent. They did not answer. I left a message. A couple of hours later, i still had not heard back from the agent. I was going to submit all offers to the seller at noon as noted in the MLS and called this agent once again to get their offer in writing. It did not have an address, so I wanted to make sure as well, that the offer "on this hose" was indeed my new listing.

 

The agent did not answer, so I left another message. Soon after I get a text "blasting" me for being "an older agent unwilling to save time and just text them a reply." Hmmm... I sat up a little straighter to ponder that thought. I am not old. Well experienced yes. Old. NO. SO I texted them back their offer for the "hose" was incomplete. I needed it in writing on a standard purchase agreement with a copy of their pre approval. I added that my seller was calling in at noon to go over all the offers. There was no reply by text or by phone.

 

The next day the agent texts they do not see why the seller can not consider their buyers offers as written. The house was now under contract. I let the buyer agent know and that they should probably review the way an offer is submitted with their broker. I let them know i could do it,  as an old agent of course if they preferred? Just as well,  I had let my seller know what went on with this agent and even showed my seller the texts. The seller laughed and said their buyer can certainly have their "hose" for that price. 

 

OK, Have you caught on yet that the newer agent typed HOSE instead of HOUSE. SO at my sellers request, I texted a picture of a hose with a link to buy their own. 

 

 

 

THE MORAL OF THE STORY is that one of the most discussed things online by newer agents is how they do not want to talk on the phone, Texting is great. I love it. When it comes to an offer though, some things can be said with words better than text. Communication can be lost in a text when hundreds of thousands of dollars is on the line.

 

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About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 35 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area. We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 

 

    

 

 

Comments (38)

Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

That agent is a hose beast. LOL
I have no problem with texting, but I have a YUGE problem with incomplete offers. This agent's broker needed to be put into the conversation after the first 'ignore'.

Isn't it interesting how the lazy unprofessional agents are first to call you out for doing things properly? 

Sad for their clients.

Dec 10, 2021 05:03 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Ugh! I just dropped out of the mentoring program in our office because of this insistance that the younger agents won't pick up the phone. I can speak faster than I can type, dammit!

Dec 10, 2021 06:59 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Scott,

Pretty sure, this agent was taught how to do it right. A text with a couple of highlights does not an offer make. Our offers can run over 50 pages. That is hard to put in a text. He or she will learn or become a statistic.

Dec 10, 2021 08:51 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I hate this--when a buyer's agent thinks texting or emailing terms is sufficient to constitute an offer.  NOT!

Dec 10, 2021 09:38 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well $400K for hose says inflation is going up higher and faster than we all thought!!!  LOL  Hey you did the right thing, presented all offers including the text and low and behold the best offer won the bid.  Shocking!  Naught!!

Dec 10, 2021 09:41 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Scott,
That's a great offer on the hose but I think the appraisal may be a problem. 🤣

Dec 10, 2021 10:14 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Sounds like this agent should be working at Ace hardware selling hoses !

Dec 10, 2021 03:24 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Nobody likes to get hosed, as they say. Good post! All the best!
Dec 10, 2021 06:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Scott:

That's quite a story but it seems to me that offer needs to be in writing, and signed, to be valid, but I suppose that depends on your state requirements. Seems to me that agent is not dong a very good job of representing their client. And they don't get it.

Jeff

Dec 10, 2021 07:50 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I'm thinking that agent didn't pay much attention in class, since he didn't know that offers have to be in writing, signed, etc. What an idiot.

Meanwhioe, you do come across the most interesting situations. I always enjoy your posts.

Dec 10, 2021 10:06 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Boorish behavior is sad to witness. It amazes me when I hear these stories.  Good grief. 

Dec 11, 2021 06:34 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Have to add, the buyers were "hosed" the minute they hired this particular agent.

Dec 11, 2021 07:33 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Reminded me of the scam where they were selling 100% solar powered , easy to install, clothes dryers guaranteed to save you money.  People sent in $249 and in return received a clothes line and clothes pins.  You get what you pay for sometimes.

Dec 11, 2021 08:45 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is an agent not long for the business.  No way will a purchase contract ever be accepted by means of presentation by text. Spell check is not the culprit

Dec 11, 2021 10:37 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Scott, as always the Rain crowd gets it right. The $400K for the "hose" would be funny except for the legal risk that agent subjected his client to and except for the like-broker, like-agent coverup mentality in that office.  Hopefully someone who knows better will lead both to your blog here.

Dec 11, 2021 04:31 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Some has seen this ad before I thought I will share it again.

Dec 12, 2021 06:18 PM
John Juarez

Looks like something form the Ellen show!

Dec 19, 2021 05:56 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Having run into this before, it's hard not to chuckle.  There are new agents out of the gate that think they'll reinvent real estate to suit their technological needs! 

Dec 13, 2021 10:15 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

wow, who doesn't know that an offer cannot be texted over? I would accept a counter but not what was sent. So not texting & acting unprofessional made you old? Hmmm.

Dec 14, 2021 10:17 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Great lesson for everyone in real estate! Thanks for sharing Scott!

One of the most discussed things online by newer agents is how they do not want to talk on the phone, Texting is great. I love it. When it comes to an offer though, some things can be said with words better than text.

Dec 15, 2021 04:05 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Your post, is the funniest thing I have heard, seen or read in several days. Yes, this “new” agent needs to have a discussion with their broker about how contract law works and what needs to be included in an offer so that a seller will take it seriously.

Dec 19, 2021 05:56 PM