Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS, Selling Your Home as if it were My Own! (Panorama R.E. Limited)

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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I do let them know if they have shown the interest.

Mar 04, 2018 07:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I don't. They have always had a chance to submit their own offers. And the buyer who has submitted an offer is not expecting seller to shop his offer, but to negotiate in good faith. Now if an agent has asked me to let them know if I'm getting another offer, I will let them know. But most of the time nothing comes of it and their client ends up saying they don't want to be in a bidding war. My attitude is when I get an offer I negotiate it in good faith... the rest of them just missed out.

Mar 11, 2015 08:59 PM
April DeNio
Ibex Realty Group - Woodland Park, CO
719-313-3813, Woodland Park, CO

Of course I do if another agent has mentioned interest in their client writing an offer. It's in the best interest of the seller to have more offers to consider than just the one. I don't go after all the agents who have shown though because if someone is on the fence and feels rushed to write their offer, they may have buyer remorse and then back out which is not in the best interest of my seller.

Mar 11, 2015 07:28 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

The contents of the offer matters.  I may make a couple of calls but usually nothing is generated.

When a buyer or agent have stated they'd like to know if an offer comes in, what's the reason?  If there's interest, why don't they act on it now?  Why do they want to wait until they have competition?

It may come down to agents who are hoping to prod their clients into buying and buyers who are just curious.


Mar 11, 2015 04:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Those who have indicated that their client is interested in writing an offer.

Dec 10, 2019 09:16 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No. I prefer not.

Jul 20, 2018 11:08 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Unless they asked me to do so - or have a feeling that buyers were a good candidate.

Mar 10, 2018 07:15 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Never. Most agents take a dim view of listing agents trying to start a bidding war. Whether they are or not, that's usually how it's percieved by other agents. Most sellers aren't fans of bidding wars anyway. If they have a solid offer in hand, work with that offer and don't play games.

Mar 13, 2015 06:54 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Update: there's a development underway that might sway your opinion one way or the other so please bookmark and check back in the next couple of days.

Mar 12, 2015 03:06 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Not unless the agents have told me their clients are very interested, are considering an offer or getting pre-qualified before they make an offer, and that they want to be notified.

Mar 11, 2015 02:39 PM
Stephen Foster
San Antonio, TX

For the most part, yes.  My job is to get the best offer for my client.  There are always exceptions, of course.  Still, I don't presume to know how interested someone is by their demeanor.  I certainly don't let the other agent know how interested my clients are and I presume it is possible that they are not letting me know how interested their clients are.

Mar 11, 2015 02:17 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No I do not, if they didn't offer for the property their buyer was not interested. However, if activity is going hot and heavy I may call the ones that said there was interest.

Mar 11, 2015 01:31 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

It depends on the quality of the offer. If it at list price, or very close, I do not. If it is a low-quality offer, and other agents have asked me to call them if another offer is presented, I will give those agents a call.

Mar 11, 2015 10:56 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not unless they have expressed that their clients are working on an offer or if they asked to be notified of an offer coming in. I learned in 1989 real estate school "time is of the essence", so you wait an dpotnetially lose an existing offer does not honor that adage, nor does it serve the owner.

Mar 11, 2015 07:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I tried it twice however all the agents that responded wanted specifics on the offer submitted and I didn't feel that was ethical. I can't take an offer with the same terms but for one dollar more serious. It's not eBay!

Mar 11, 2015 07:36 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

All of the contacts by the listing agent after they receive an offer risks that the buyer who did write will withdraw.

Most experienced agents can tell when a listing agent is "shopping" their offer.

Seems to me that the better thing for a seller to do is accept, counter or reject and not play games.

Mar 11, 2015 07:15 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I do not.  Though, I will contact agents or clients that have said they might have an interest.

Mar 11, 2015 06:56 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do for recent ones and those that have viewed it more than once.

Mar 11, 2015 05:45 AM
Bob Brock
Knoxville Fine Homes Realty - Knoxville, TN
Bob Brock

Our word is our word, so if I have an offer and another agent has asked to be kept in loop, than our job is to keep our word!  You can not blame customers for seeing multiple others, so make the call and I usually give them 1 day, or we work on the current offer.


Mar 11, 2015 04:52 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

"When a buyer or agent have stated they'd like to know if an offer comes in, what's the reason?  If there's interest, why don't they act on it now?  Why do they want to wait until they have competition?"


I never understood it either Jill Murty, Realtor ... but I do think it's because the agent wants to use it as leverage to get his Buyers to act. No skin off my back to send them a quick email.

Mar 11, 2015 04:27 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Generally speaking, if an agent who has an intersted buyer who is not quite ready to write an offer...the agent has contacted me..and asked me to keep them in touch. If I have a situation like that, I will notify the agent. Otherwise, I guess I believe in first come first serve. But again, the seller gets a vote in how we play this.

Mar 11, 2015 04:15 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Richard, I don't unless the offer is something that may not fly.

Mar 11, 2015 04:12 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Cindy Davis ... I hear you. But I'm talking about those situations when an agent calls my office to say they want to present an offer "tonight at 8pm" for instance.


Would you then contact all other agents who showed the property to let them know of the offer? By phone, email, or otherwise?

Mar 11, 2015 04:12 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Absolutely no notification to other agents!

I will notify every buyer who communicated to me interest in the property and all investors. I want real buyers who will submit a back up as soon as the primary is executed. 

Mar 11, 2015 03:58 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Honestly, it depends upon how good the current offer is!

Mar 11, 2015 03:56 AM