It has been my experience( when this has happened), that a property either has an accepted offer, or has so many offers that the listing broker sometimes "loses interest" in additional offers.
When it comes to distressed property, it's not unusual for a broker to have literally many dozens of offers to go through.
If it were my client, I would try one last ditch effort at either going personally to the listing agent's office or contacting the broker of that office to get an answer. But, most likely the property is sold.
although it doesn't feel good that the listing agent isn't returning phone calls i wouldn't waste time with any assumptions as to why but take your best foot forward and take action for what you can control. meet with your agent and write a solid offer and have your agent personally deliver it to the brokers office. once delivered, it has to be shown to the seller. i hope it works out.
If you are working with an experienced buyer's agent, follow their advice.
If you do not have faith in your buyer's agent, interview many of the fine realtors on this board, and choose one that you feel comfortable working with.
RealtorÂ®, Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS)
Coldwell Banker Residential - Brentwood
Tel. (310) 463-8088 http://www.douglaslagos.com
On the other hand, as a listing agent I take dozens of calls from buyer's agents that are asking for questions already answered in the listing in the MLS... some of these agent even say they do not have access to the MLS... why would I return their calls or do their job for them? In that case I do not return their calls...
It is a very "hot" market right now and things are literally moving very quickly. Is this a local agent? Maybe your Agent can call or visit the Listing Agent's office manager to make sure that you are not left out of the competition. Maybe there is an explanation and any good manager should want to ensure that business is done according to the highest ethical standards. As well, if that does not help, I would suggest that you write your offer with your Agent, and that you then go directy to the Seller. Let them know that you have written an offer with your Agent and for some reason i has been difficult to reach the Listing Agent, but that you would like very much to be considered
Good luck! In this market, you want to be respectful of the lines of communication but also aggressive enough to be at the table.
Good luck with your purchase!
Engel & Voelkers
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The SoCal Investment Real Estate Group
Sothebyâ€™s International Realty
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I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Have a great day,
Heather Paul, Realtor