IS IT POSSIBLE? Multiple offers, long lines at open houses and waived home inspections are back? They sure are in Manchester New Hampshire. What else is here is the old rivalry of Listing Agents and Buyer Agents. Is rivalry the right word? Some say battle while others say game.
Lets start by saying How hard is it for a Listing Agent to acknowledge they received an offer and let the Buyer agent know?
On the flip side, How hard is it for a Buyer agent to send in a complete offer written correctly?
Lets start with why I am asking. Most often I am on the Seller Side Listing and Selling Homes. Acknowledging an offer is a must for me. It is common courtesy. Providing Great Service is a must for me no matter what I am doing. So when a person Lists with me, I always help them find a new home as well. Writing the last couple offfers, I am seeing what i hear so often. How poorly some Listing Agents treat Buyer Agents. I can not fathom a Listing Agent not acknowledging receiving an offer. One Listing agent who i had sent several emails, made several calls and texts to never answered us. I see him though, on Facebook many times a day posting his adventures or self promotion. So busy, he just cant seem to get back to buyer agents i guess. That is not really helping his seller. More offers are better than less offers for a seller.
On the flip side again wearing my Listing Agent hat, We had highest and best offers submitted by a date and time. A couple of my favorite offers as one had the sales price blank, the buyer agent asked me to fill in what the seller would take. I acknowledged receiving it and after speaking to my seller, we both stated we were uncomfortable doing that. Especially seeing they wanted a fha mortgage and the appraiser would not allow a price offer market value. Then there was the offer without a pre qual even. Another with a home sale contingency but the home not even on the market. The topping on the cake was an offer written with so many spelling mistakes and a a ring from their afternoon coffee in the middle of the paper. The the clincher was the offer submitted a day after we accepted offers as teh buyer agent was too busy to write an offer for her buyer.
A lot of agents were not trained to get along with other agents. They do not realize the importance and value it adds to their buyers or sellers. Technology is great, but there is a human part to real estate too.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY is that most Buyers and Sellers d not see what goes on behind the scene. The warning signs are there though. They should know that all agents are not created equal and every consumer should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest agent. Let me show you there is a difference. Please Support locally owned and operated business. Locally owned and operated since 1985.
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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 37 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.