A licensed REALTOR must present ALL offers. Your agent is supposed to work for you! The only time an agent can refuse to present an offer is if a law is being broken ie: fair housing, discrimination, etc.
I would not stand for this at all. Call this agents broker and inform them of your situation.
I'd like to suggest that an agent absolutely can refuse to write up an offer; we are not obligated to take up our time for what we consider frivolity. Once an offer is written up, however, we are bound by licensing law to inform the seller of the offer.
Unless you were making some kind of request that your agent felt was in violation of fair housing laws, he should have presented your offer.
I am taking this on the surface... a relationship between buyer and agent is personal as well as professional and if he did this for personal reasons, for instance, you have made many offers that you back out of for no reason, are making multiple offers on multiple properties and not following through, etc, then perhaps the agent would refuse to present another offer and basically fire you as a client.
Those are the kinds of reasons I can see an agent just not making an offer on your behalf, but just going with what you wrote, he should have presented it.
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I have to agree with Abe. A REALTOR does not have discretion as to if he or she wants to present your offer. If they have written insturctions from their client, they may reject the offers without showing them. Other than that, unless a law is being broken, they must present the offer. I would contact the agents broker and file a complaint with the real estate division. This is why brokers carry insurance.
Check out the link below which is the REALTORS code of ethics.
What was the reason given?
The reality of the situation is much different here in the cutthroat market in LA. The agent you are dealing with, as unprofessional as they may have been, is undoubtedly correct by their refusal to take your offer. Remember, it's our job as agents to sell the property fast and for the most $$$. Right now in this market there is simply no way that anything in LA would go for 20% less than what the probate price was. I don't care if it's in Pacific Palisades or Palmdale, nothing is going for 20% under asking. The agent was saving your time and paper, so at least take comfort in the fact that it was more green!!
The agent works for you. You don't work for the agent.
What you signed with your agent is not a contract, it's an agreement.
You can always fire your agent. and get a different agent.
I have investors that have offered 30% below the listing price (non-of the offers have been accepted, LOL)
Jes Sierra, B.Sc., RealtorÂ®
That is extremely unethical of the agent and depending what contracts you signed outlining your agents fiduciary responsibilities to you, it may also be illegal. Your agent had a good point about the offer being very low however you will never know if the seller felt the same way because your agent never presented the offer! We always present our buyers offers even if we advise them the offer is too low. My advice - find yourself another agent to work with!