you have no idea what side I'm on. What I complained about was, that "home buyer" accused most of we "Realtors" of being dishonest, because only one person had responded online after only 3 minutes had passed.
I have zero opinion about his comment that they're all double-ended, and greedy, because we have zero information in his post. He posts a vague 2 line complaint saying "the realtors are greedy and should lose their license", and he's upset because he didn't get a landslide of agents jumping on the bandwagon.
What you are saying is hard to believe, because realtors know that it would not be proper to act in such a manner. I'd recommend that you connect with a realtor who is referred to you by someone you trust, and I'm sure they will act in an ethical manner. Best of luck in this strong market.
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Alan May: No I haven't painted all realtors with my paint brush .... yet it seems as you have. Why would one be so defensive ??....hmmmm ..... Yet you have zero opinion about HER comments... don't put your foot in your mouth, you are a realtor.. lets be professional ....and I'm not vague, I have e-mails to back me up. Also everyday dealings with the, so called, realtors that I'm painting.. No they painted themselves, with no help from me, just questions and concerns..
My point is that the perception may be that a buyer may think one thing's going on when it's actually something else happening. 'A lot of agents are not submitting all the offers' is not a common practice...rather it might be a short sale that's being referred to where they're not supposed to submit them...after the listing goes to short sale cont.
Second, If you're speaking of short sales, the seller and agent select the top offer of those presented to the lender for approval. The status then changes to short sale contingent. It's a 'limbo' status. The lender does not care to see any other offers submitted after they have created their package for their investor to review--good, better or worse than the original one submitted. ....so could you be referring to that scenario??? The agent obviously does not present any more offers TO THE LENDER after it goes to short sale cont. until the lender responds on the first offer. All other offers are not considered, unless the first buyer decides not to wait.
So you see, there's much more to a process then that the listing agent is holding all offers just so that they can get a buyer for themselves.
We are all frustrated with too little inventory to meet the needs of our buyers. Many listing agents don't even work with buyers. And yes, there are some that aren't quite playing fair,...but more often than not, they're few and far between.
Oh, please... you gave it all of a "few minutes" for agents to respond. And based on a few minutes response, you're willing to paint most Realtors with that bad brush. Shame on YOU!