This is a short sale.
In short sale, buyers often don't want to wait long - and short sales take a long time.
Often, offering more than asking does not help in a short sale transaction, so you have to
know the market price and offer about 95% of whatever it is.
What I'm saying you still have a chance of getting this property, if the listing and selling agent understand what the lenders are looking for in a short sale.
Also - there are 374 homes (including multifamily like this one) in the surrounding area.
You are right, the area is very hot right now - and you/your agent would need to act super fast.
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
If you've tried to contact the listing agent and had no success that should give you a hint as to the kind of service you'd get if they were working with you. Contact another agent that works that area, they'll be happy to make the offer for you.
But there is no agent that should tell you with 100% certainty that you will get the property unless they are the sellers themselves.
Be thankful the listing agent didn't return your attempts.....now find a local agent that can show you the property....you'll be better for it!
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Contact one of the agents below and be ready to make your offer in writing, with proof of funds and your check-book in hand. It is very possible that the property is not even for sale- based on the few answers I've read. Even so, a good agent may be able to track down the right people and help you WIN!
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Best of luck!