Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties)

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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

VIa DocuSign, but with a phone call to dicuss the offer and terms point-by-point.

May 15, 2015 12:24 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not know a listing agent who would allow a selling agent to present an offer to a seller, I do not think it is possible in So CAl.

I will do whatever they want me to do, I just found it to be very rare request. Even by your answers, looks like no one print and delver them anymore. Especially, here in L.A. Fighting Los Angeles traffic can be very time consuming and delivering in an envelope will not guarantee that every offer will be handed over and presented to the seller.

May 14, 2015 04:27 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Usually by emailing a PDF but I have done digital docs too Inna, I need to get more in to the paperless scene.

May 14, 2015 12:30 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

I don't do the sealed envelope - however I do include a note of introduction with every offer that personalizes my buyer and adds the strength of my experience and those resources I bring to the table to the transaction. 

Makes a difference....and when everything counts, sometimes it carries the day.

May 14, 2015 12:20 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

eMail and leave a VM on the agent's phone & text it.

I have a cover letter many busy agents often do not even look at them if they submit offers themselves.


May 14, 2015 11:30 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I send it by email, ask for confirmation they got it, and then text them to let them know I sent one.

May 14, 2015 11:20 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Docusign is not legal up here for Offers (yet)  I cannot imagine allowing a Buyer's Agent access to my Seller - wow, different strokes for different folks.   However, if a Seller wants my offer hermetically sealed  in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnalls' back porch, I'm going to do it  :)

May 15, 2015 04:36 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!


May 15, 2015 02:15 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Inna Ivchenko - now that must be an unique situation! I am like you - I still send the offers electronically - for many years now.

May 15, 2015 02:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Inna -- most of the time listing agents like to have offers delivered via email(good way to keep track).  I also have seen an increasing number(still small) of requests to hand deliver in a sealed envelope offers to the listing office.

I ask the listing agent what their client prefers and follow their instructions in order to show that I want to make the transaction work.  That said, I do sometimes miss the days of presenting an offer in person --- nothing like looking at the sellers and the listing agent at the kitchen/dining room table. Most times, those days are long gone.

May 15, 2015 02:01 AM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Although it may be a little different, Bring it down and ask for receipt. If that is what the seller wants you may risk the sale. There may be a great reason why. Maybe they want to keep the playing field level. For example if this was a hot listing the agent may be fielding alot of calls and offers. The seller may be making sure they are receiving all and the best one:). 

May 15, 2015 12:42 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Digitally, if it's an associate I know and in person if I don't, whenever possible. That initial contact is important in my view. 

May 14, 2015 10:22 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Paperless with a phone call to the listing agent asking if they will be recommending out offer to their seller.

May 14, 2015 09:48 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If they need it in a 'sealed envelope' that is what I will do.  However, it clearly reveals the nature of the orgainzation with the listing.

What do I do? Follow the instructions or:

1. Call agent to advice offer will be presented within hours. Confirm instructions and any time and/or finance issues.

2. Email offer to agent.

3. Call agent to verify receipt and approximate time presented to seller.

4. Touch base 12 hours later.

May 14, 2015 09:41 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

In the last couple of years it has been electronically.

May 14, 2015 09:28 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Email that way I have a tracking of the transaction

May 14, 2015 09:23 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Electronically with a cover sheet and ask for confirmation of receipt 

May 14, 2015 02:56 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Personally when ever possible...To the seller and their agent!

May 14, 2015 02:23 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I remember having to FAX everything when I started out, but now everything is by email.

May 14, 2015 01:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Up until about a year ago I would present each offer from my Buyer directly to the Seller with the Listing agent present of course!

May 14, 2015 01:26 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I email the offer and call the agent, send a text and ask for a response that the agent has received the offer.

May 14, 2015 01:14 PM
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ

via email if posible , fax as an alternative, great question have a great day Inna

May 14, 2015 01:11 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Inna, I have not seen such instruction, people make unusual request.

May 14, 2015 11:20 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

wow....that's one you don't see every day. In this case, I would probably hand deliver.

May 14, 2015 11:14 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I do what ever the agent ask in the private remarks.  It sounds like a mulitple offer situation you are dealing with.

May 15, 2015 08:40 AM
Andrea Curtis United Country Premier Properties Certified Military Relocation Professional
United CountryPremier Properties - Harker Heights, TX

  If there are no instructions on the MLS I call the listing agent for their preference.

May 15, 2015 07:40 AM
Ken Williams
CarolinaLand.Com - Lake Lure, NC
Lake Lure Mountain & Lake Real Estate Services

In North Carolina the offer is not anything - until its communicated. So I send a text message, an email (with a read receipt requested) and call the listing agent. I do this right away and ask for confirmation from the listing agent that they in fact received the offer.

If a listing requires the offer on paper in a sealed envelope I am eager to comply!  (love the supense too) But I still get a receipt from someone saying that they have it.

Great topic!



Ken Williams
Lake Lure, NC Ph. (828) 429-4004

May 15, 2015 03:16 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Using only Docusign.That is way I would submit the offer. 

May 15, 2015 02:39 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I email as an attachment and call and occasionally text as well that I have sent the offer.

Dec 10, 2018 07:36 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Dec 03, 2017 03:29 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would send it in sealed envelope if that's what they want. Get proof of delivery. Many sellers still won't use digital signatures. They want printed offers, so they can review them page by page, ask questions, make any inital any changes, etc. But, usually i delievr offers in a pdf. They can scroll and read online, and only printh the pages they want to make changes on if they won't use digital.

May 16, 2015 10:01 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Yes, they're taking the best offer.  Go on Yahoo and read about Michael Jordans house in Chicago.  They're doing the exact same thing. It was on Yahoo today.

May 15, 2015 01:20 PM