Offers should be presented within 24 hours of receipt by the listing agent. You ought to be speaking with your agent to see whether your offer has been presented. The seller does not have to respond quickly. However, you do not have to keep your offer on the table for ever. There are many reasons for it taking time to get a response from a seller. If you feel your offer has not been presented, you ought to speak with your agent and/or the broker in charge of his/her office. In some situations, getting an answer from a seller may take time. Sometimes sellers do not live at the property or negotiations involve several family members. Speak with your agent. Communication is the key. Don't get frustrated. Hang in there. But, do communicate frequently with your agent. When working as a buyers agent, if I am having trouble getting an answer, I always communicate that to my buyer. Your agent really should be keeping you in the loop. Good Luck! Robert Bruckner, Coldwell Banker.