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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