Dan Simon, RealtorÂ®
Carolina One Real Estate
I did the same thing to another agent. I called her within 12 hours of the house going on MLS to ask if they were considering an offer and she seemed to think I was crazy, but we were under contract within 12 hours of that phone call and they had other agents trying to submit back-up offers.
That is in South Florida and I've heard Charlotte, NC has a total lack of inventory as well. Agents are emailing requesting info on any pocket listings or listings expected to come to market. It hasn't been easy to explain to buyers who still think it's a buyers market, and lowball offers aren't even being countered down here, just flat rejected and on to the next one.
We went to a house that had 16 showings in one afternoon and the majority of showings I do, I pull in behind an agent and when I'm leaving another agent is pulling in behind me.
I don't think that's a blanket situation though. I'm not seeing it everywhere, but in pockets throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties it's definitely happening.