Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Paul,

There is no such thing as being overcourteous.  A

Dec 31, 2015 01:07 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Yes.  And if there offer is not accepted or countered I send an acknowledgement from the seller that the offer was submitted to them and rejected.  It's a part of the state of California purchase agreement but unfortunately not widely followed.  

Dec 31, 2015 12:38 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington Yes, for your reasons.

Dec 31, 2015 02:23 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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YES! I make it a point to confirm receipt of all offers; as I expect the same courtesy when I send my offers to other agents. I also keep the agents updated, especially in multiple offers. I have had many accepted & declined agents thank me for my level of communication. I want my reputation to benefit my clients; I want you to want to work with me, so I behave that way.

Dec 31, 2015 02:10 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. That is a good business practice.

Dec 31, 2015 12:59 AM
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Shanna Hall
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Always!

Dec 31, 2015 12:54 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I always confirm receipt of an offer.  The enthusiasm that accompanies the confirmation may vary. 

Dec 31, 2015 12:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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When an offer is submitted via email, they receive an "Autoresponder" confirmation immediately...

Dec 31, 2015 08:24 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Paul, I agree. 

Dec 31, 2015 06:50 AM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Absolutely. Its rude to not confirm receipt of an offer.

Dec 31, 2015 05:05 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Confirm? Absolutly! I wouldn't even think of not doing so!

Dec 31, 2015 04:53 AM
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
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Always respond to an offer. How can you not? Aren't we obligated?

Dec 31, 2015 03:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Yes, absolutely.  Lets those making them know that it has been received.

Dec 31, 2015 03:15 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
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Yes . I call them and personally thank them.  Someone took time to write a deal on your listing. you should take the 2 minutes to thank them and their buyer. 

Dec 31, 2015 02:19 AM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Yes, I always confirm receipt of an offer and hope for the same in return.

Dec 31, 2015 01:40 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Paul,
I think it is crucial as well as an extremely important professional courtesy to acknowledge the receipt of an offer.

Dec 31, 2015 01:06 AM
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Susan Haughton
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I always confirm receipt and when sending offers, have gotten so I write in large, red, bold letters PLEASE CONFIRM RECEIPT. Unfortunately, even that does not work sometimes, so I just keep pestering the agent until I get a written response.  I send with a read receipt, of course, but they can always opt not to respond to that, too.  It's pretty annoying. 

Dec 31, 2015 01:03 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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Yes, the moment I receive them if I can.

Dec 31, 2015 12:43 AM
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Rain Silverhawk
Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
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I always confirm that I received it, if I didn't the other agent would have no idea if I got it or if it was floating around in limbo somewhere.  I think the day we can't pick up the phone, write an email, or type a text to say Thank you and to let them know we got it, is the day we need to find a different job.

Jan 03, 2016 12:32 PM
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Bob Crane
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Unless it is a very insulting offer I do send a response.

 

Jan 02, 2016 10:36 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Yes, the same here. I confirm offers and other forms I receive, and I do expect the same from other agents.

Jan 01, 2016 05:42 AM
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Joan Cox
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Absolutely, because if you don't in Denver, they will call and text until you do!  

Jan 01, 2016 01:35 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
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Absolutely and don't understand those who don't. We should all show each other the professional courtesy that we would like to be shown.

Dec 31, 2015 07:21 PM
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 Good morning Paul. We do send out a confirmation email to both the buyer and real estate agents confirming the time and date of the inspection. We also send out SMS text messages as a reminder to hours before.

Dec 31, 2015 05:41 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington just as a courtesy, it's a great idea to acknowledge the offer from buyer's agent.

And you are right - we don't have the final say on the outcome - we are just the messengers.

We should focus on relationships with other agent in our community.

Dec 31, 2015 03:38 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
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Yes. No one wants to be left not knowing if the offer was received, accepted or not.

Dec 31, 2015 03:14 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Absolutely confirm receipt.  If I don't get a confirmation, I'm on the phone with the listing agent to make sure everything is safely in his in box.

Dec 31, 2015 02:49 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

Yes, I confirm receipt of offers.  I have had the same problem in the past with some limited service brokerages.

Dec 31, 2015 01:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Yes I always try to respond and say received and thank you,

Dec 31, 2015 12:23 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Paul - I would confirm receipt of any offer, and expect the same when one is submitted on behalf of my clients.

Dec 31, 2015 12:01 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Absolutely!  I am stunned and amazed by those Brokers or Agents who don't acknowledge receipt of an offer. 

Dec 31, 2015 11:36 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I hate it when I ask for confirmation and there's no reply. I operate like you do. 

Dec 31, 2015 09:53 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Yes, Indo and I appreciate it when other agents acknowledge receipts of offers that I have submitted.

Dec 31, 2015 08:18 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Absolutely, there is nothing wrong with asking for a confirmation. If we want something important delivered, we send it with "signature required" for acknowledgment. This may be important to demonstrate to your clients that their offer had been sent and received. Timing might be an issue as well, so it's good to establish a timeline.

Dec 31, 2015 07:30 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Ugh, I prefer to be courteous on both sides sides of transaction. Unfortunately not everyone operates the same way.  That is life.

Dec 31, 2015 05:25 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Yes, all the time

Dec 31, 2015 05:01 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I always respond back that I received the offer and say think you. 

Dec 31, 2015 04:56 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I always acknowledge I've gotten it.  And I always call or text when I'm sending an offer.  Wouldn't be nice if everyone behaved like us?  

Dec 31, 2015 04:26 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Paul, I always confirm receipt and ask for the same.  I'll hound an agent until I get that confirmation.  Agents usually call me within 30 minutes after sending the offer over if I don't reply by then.

Dec 31, 2015 04:25 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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Yes, always. And I send communication when the seller has decided to accept/reject/counter the offer. Few agents communicate when the offer is rejected without a counter but I think it is "best practice" in all cases.

Dec 31, 2015 03:26 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Oh, yes. Confirm receipt, and let them know approximate day and time I'll be presenting to sellers.

Dec 31, 2015 02:45 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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I usually confirm receipt of the offer and thank the agent for the offer.  The same etiquette is not always reciprocated.  This might be a great idea for a one hour MCE credit.

Dec 31, 2015 02:41 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I always acknowledge that the offer was received and will be presented to the seller.

Dec 31, 2015 02:37 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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U-Bet!  If not, might as well let FSBO take place as owners would do just that

Dec 31, 2015 02:17 AM