Next time get yourself an exclusive buyers agent to represent you. When you work with a listing / sellers agent they are legally obligated to protect the seller in the purchase not the buyer (therefore they can only give you limited advice and guidance during the purchase of that property).
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Good luck - hope your offer is accepted.
Congratulations on your offer!
Your agent should summit the offer to the sellers agent asap. Of course, they have to make contact.
Usually, your agent will call the listing agent and let them know there is an offer and find the best way to get it to them- fax, email, deliver, office, etc-and then get it there right away.
On the offer you should have determined a time frame for a response from the seller on you offer, usually 24-48 hours or sometimes longer with the banks.
Hope this helps and good luck!
The offer contract should have an expiration date written into it (a time for which the contract is good until) and your agent should have gotten your ok before adding it to the contract. It is usually 24 to 48 hours for the seller to respond. Did your agent give you a copy of the offer? If so take a look at it again.
You agent is obligated to present all offers to the seller immediately. Of course, please allow for travel time and for the availability of the seller.
Usually, the buyer's agent will call the seller's agent right after taking the offer and let them know that there's an offer on its way.
Do you think the hangup might be on the seller's end?
Your agent should present the offer the day you write it up (or the date you put on the offer) because all of your other deadlines are calculated based on the date of the offer, including the seller's response deadline. Time is of the essence when it comes all aspects of a real estate transaction.