Sharon Altier, Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR (Coldwell Banker Realty)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

one never knows.... it's the job of a listing agent to shop the offer that comes in and secure more offers, but that's not exactly the way it should be done!!!  all offers need to be delivered as soon as possible.... if the seller wants to see if there are more coming, the listing agent's job is to shop the offer in hand....quickly.... and then an answer needs to be given to the buyer.... most shopping will result in an empty bag....

Jul 22, 2015 10:19 PM
Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Sounds like he is stalling. probably waiting on another offer.

Jul 22, 2015 02:40 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Sharon. I'm with Joe. Something seems to be rotten in Denmark.

Jul 22, 2015 07:20 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sharon. That doesn't sound good, something doesn't seem Kosher.

Jul 22, 2015 06:57 PM
Toronto, ON

You could send the offer to the brokerage and let the brokerage forward it to the agent.

Jul 22, 2015 05:53 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

just sounds like a technically challenged agent to me. Perhaps if you don't hear from them first thing in the morning a phone call to the broker is in order. After all it's the broker's listing.

Jul 22, 2015 03:37 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

yes. for sure. there are many ways to skin the cat these days. If he wanted it, he would do what it takes. which isnt much. sorry.. let us know what happens. sounds like he is waiting for another offer

Jul 22, 2015 02:11 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Time to hand deliver the offer to his broker. This sounds like a stall to allow him time to have a client write a better offer.

Jul 22, 2015 10:18 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It part of the tech-world in which we live. When one link in the chain gets over burdened, prioritization protocol kicks in. For cell networks it means sending calls directly to VM without ringing your phone. AND in some cases the VM is not accessible for hours and hours...without the owners knowledge.

ISP use different processes. Some channel to spam other trim the message of attachments, and some attachements are victim to security protocols.

As a professional you must be prepared for these issues. If you don't have a plan B, you will be perpetually blaming others when the fault is the middle ware provider. DOn't look to place blame (games) but be a solutions provider.

PLAN B can look like:

1. Do you have another email address through a different system

2. Here is a link to DropBox/Skydrive/GoogleDrive 

3. Go to the nearest Kinkos, Staples, UPS store.

4. Got FAX?

Jul 22, 2015 10:03 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

TExting is a game that I will not play, it they are not willing to call I send them on their way.


Jul 22, 2015 04:53 PM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Give them the benefit of the doubt. But after 24 hrs this is still happening I'd call them on that.

Jul 23, 2015 01:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Stuff happens.  Good.  And bad.   It's wait and see.  

Jul 23, 2015 01:19 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's possible but probably not, I usually CC to another email and it magically gets through. This happened recently with an appraisal and a pre-approval letter in separate instances.

Jul 23, 2015 01:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You never know about some of the agents that you have to deal with. Hope for the best but don't count on the contract until you have it in hand.

Jul 23, 2015 01:01 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sharon Altier, SFR I would tend to believe it until the agent said they are out of town and can't pull up attachments. Potential red flag.

Jul 22, 2015 11:50 PM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Sounds like he's in the woods literally and figuratively when it comes to technology and being prepared when on vacation. Wait until he gets back and see what happens before you decide what to do next.

Jul 22, 2015 11:12 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Sounds like he's stalling. Waiting for another offer? 

I won't play games. Ask him outright.

Jul 22, 2015 11:00 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sounds like an idiotic agent to me... might be a way of stalling you while they are negotiating another offer. I'd make arrangements to send it to the agent's Broker.

Jul 22, 2015 10:26 PM