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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

That's simple. i ask for the initialed section on the last page of the  AZ contract that says - seller accepted another offer. Done.


And....I have not had this experience for many years - that an offer of one of our buyers wasn't presented, probably since the short sale days back in 09 to 11.

Feb 08, 2022 07:28 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

We have a form for that.  And the one time I asked for it to be completed, I'm pretty darn sure that the agent signed it for him AND the sellers. 

Feb 09, 2022 04:55 AM
Debbie Harr
Homes that Click Realtors - Columbus, OH
Realtor Homes That Click, Worthington Ohio Homes

Our Board added a receipt box to all offers to eliminate this question. I would ask for a signed agency disclosure or rejection written and signed on the offer if you are questioning if it was presented. Many buyers want to know their offer was reviewed. 

Feb 08, 2022 06:36 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Please know that if you reply to any of these messages, your "anonymous" cover will be blown.  Replies are not anonymous.

Feb 08, 2022 09:49 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

From the REALTOR Code of Ethics, Section 1, Standard of Practice 1-7, in part,

Upon the written request of a cooperating broker who submits an offer to the listing broker, the listing broker shall provide, as soon as practical, a written affirmation to the cooperating broker stating that the offer has been submitted to the seller/landlord, or a written notification that the seller/landlord has waived the obligation to have the offer presented.

Feb 09, 2022 09:16 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Tell the agent the buyer is requesting proof the seller reviewed their offer. We don't have a place for that on our contracts so they may need to initial somewhere stating they reviewed the offer.

Feb 09, 2022 05:00 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Ask the listing agent to have the sellers sign the rejected status on the bottom of the offer.

Feb 09, 2022 12:05 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

In CA we have a section the seller can initial.  That's about the best we can do.  

Feb 09, 2022 07:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You can ask but the seller has no duty to comply! 

Feb 09, 2022 04:00 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

UGH. You can ask for a receipt, you may not get one. I try to be the adult in the room.
"Received, and in the hands of the seller."

I can tell you offhand the names of a couple of agents in my local area who got suspensions for failing to present an offer. Strangely these things can come out in the wash.

Feb 09, 2022 03:13 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

A disclosure seller reviewed the offer.

Feb 08, 2022 08:19 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We never had this experience.  It looks like others members answered your question.  Good luck.  A

Feb 08, 2022 08:15 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

What kind of proof are you looking for? I've heard some agents request to present their offer to the seller with the seller agent present

Feb 09, 2022 08:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You answered your own question. The key word? "nicely"! Get creative because this will meet with resistance. Something like I either need it for the files, my office manager or my clients feedback folder. State you can pick it up and thank you so much. Perhaps we will meet again out there?

Feb 09, 2022 07:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Everyone has provided a good suggestion... nothing I can add to this. 

Feb 09, 2022 05:25 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have never suspected an offer was not presented, ever.  And, if we're in a Multiple Offer scenario, all offers are recorded due to a history of "Phantom Offers" being played out.  We stay on top of all nonsense up here  🇨🇦

Feb 09, 2022 07:20 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You can ask about the status of the offer. If the agent is a true professional, an answer can be gained, if not, moving on quickly will help achieve the client's goals instead of getting stuck on this!

Feb 09, 2022 06:52 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I just ask for the page of the contract signed by the seller rejecting the offer. 100% of the time my email request is ignored. That does not stop me from asking. 

Feb 09, 2022 12:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our forms committee eliminated the box for rejection or counter, and so now we do need to ask.

Feb 09, 2022 06:06 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Our contract has a section for that. You can request the LA have it filled out by the seller. This usually ends up as a slight to the agent no matter how you handle it. Can't worry about it - you work for the buyer. 

Feb 09, 2022 05:55 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Reach out to the other broker for a start.

Feb 09, 2022 03:44 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't see anything wrong with asking for a confirmation, in writing. It is one of the "holiest" obligations of a listing agent to present all offers.

Feb 09, 2022 12:10 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You go to the website where ALL offers are seen by the seller and all the offers are seen by other buyers. Every one is anonymized, like you are right now.
Would that not SOLVE the problem?
And right there in the lower left, the seller checked the box labeled 'REJECTED.'
Now the buyer wants to know "WHY" it was rejected.
Even in an open ledger system the loser is never assuaged, always a victim.
It is not uncommon for a listing agent to have the seller initial every offer. You however are not ENTITLED to that document.


Feb 09, 2022 06:02 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!

Sadly, "presenting it", and "presenting it properly" are two different things. I am pretty sure I just experienced the latter... BUT... my clients ended up with a better (i.e. newer and lower-priced) property in the end. Sometimes these things happen for a reason.

Feb 10, 2022 07:12 AM