As a Realtor I can appreciate you wanting your Realtor to present your offer in person but I have to say in this world of technology and speed there are very few opportunities I get representing buyers to present in person. Most of the time I am emailing so the agent can forward the offer and the other documents to the seller.
I typically write a letter of introduction on the buyers behalf and ask the buyers to do so as well. Something to so the sellers realize the offer is made by people and it is not just a impersonal piece of paper.
The Stanley Cup hockey game is a big deal for many true fans and some band wagoner's too. I don't know what the level of interest by the seller's agent or the sellers are regarding hockey or tonight's game and neither does your Realtor. If the sellers are big fans and told the listing agent don't bother me tonight then I could see that. If the agent is saying this and the seller is at home waiting for an offer then he may not have his client's best interest coming first. Either way it really doesn't matter as long as your offer gets there as quickly as possible.
Ask your Realtor to submit the offer via email or fax or ?? as quickly as possible. Then if you want to have your Realtor make an appointment to go over the offer with the sellers and their agent great. This way you can start their response time clock. If your offer is a good one and your credentials are in good order, (loan and such) then they should respond as soon as they can. If your offer gets accepted you are going to be negotiating with these sellers further and you want to begin on good terms.
If this is a short sale please dis-regard all of what I wrote above.
Good luck with your search,
Brian Wilon, Realtor
Today, it is very common to send an offer to the listing agent versus presenting the offer in person. I prefer presenting offers in person it is just not done very often. When the offer is ultimately presented to the seller is beyond the buyers control. Send the offer and hope for the best. By the way, I will also be watching the hockey game tonight.
Best of luck with your offer! Think you have received very good advice in this forum. With that said, I would ensure that your offer has been emailed to the listing agent with receipt confirmation to guarantee that the seller will receive it in a timely manner. In the current seller's market, unnecessary delays often result in multiple offer situations which is probably not in your best interest. Enjoy the game . . . and just maybe it will get accepted quickly.
Broker - Ventana Coastal Properties
Trulia Pro Agent
I would trust that the Listing agent communicated effectively to your agent and would keep them in the loop.
I agree, a personal presentation is favored but we don't always get that opportunity. If the seller is tech savvy and the listing agent has online capabilities, it can be done remotely. You received some good advice about sending the offer over, calling a broker and so forth. Find out which one may be favored by the listing side. Because ultimately, you want them to accept your offer and ticking them off is one way to get to the bottom of the stack.
All the best to you.
Quite often, the Banks will give instructions to their Agent, to hold all offers for the first 7 days, and present them all at once.
HUD has a provision that Owner/Occupants have a 30 day window to make offers before investors.
And a Seller may certainly say that they are unavailable to receive offers until 6pm on Monday:
Their reasons are their business and should not have been disclosed. It doesn't matter.
All this objection, funnels down to one Buyer getting a supposed advantage over the rest.
If a listing agent does not respond or present an offer within 24 hours, your agent can contact the seller himself. Most agents don't like this tactic, but it is in our Code of Ethics. Hopefully, the seller is not a Kings fan! He might be too busy to listen to an offer.