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By Mary Shelsby | Agent in Rochester, NY

Tortuous Weekend!

There is absolutely nothing more fun in real estate than calling your buyers and saying, “Congratulations! Your offer was accepted!”


And there is almost nothing worse than calling buyers and having to tell them their offer was out-bided.

My weekend started off marvelously when I showed a house in Brighton to a young family that had been looking most of this year. We were the very first to get to see the house and it was lovely. The buyers loved it and so we got together that evening and wrote an offer, a generous offer more than $2000 over asking price. And we made the offer good until Sunday at 1, which is when their open house was scheduled to start.

Well, Sunday at 1 came and went with no call from the listing agent. 3pm and the end of the end of the open house came and still no word. By 5 pm, I was getting steamed and called the listing agent. Of course all I got was voice mail. Finally, at 7 pm I received a call from him to say that he still had not been able to reach the sellers to tell them about our offer and by the way, there are now two additional offers on the table.

It was not until Monday morning that we learned that a total of three additional offers came in. Since ours was first, they did give us an opportunity to match the highest offer, which was $11,100 over asking and a cash deal. And so, I have emotionally drained and heartbroken clients that are still looking to buy a house in Brighton, which has to be hottest market around!

In between phone calls and property showings, I took a nice walk through Linear Park (also known as Philbrick Park) in Penfield. That’s where the photos were taken. It was a great escape from the stress and burned more calories than chewing my nails.

Comments

By Roberta Wasser,  Wed Jun 10 2009, 17:56
My heat goes out to you,but I don't know how long your in the business but this happens all the time in my area of New York,Putnam and Westchester counties

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