Why would you think otherwise?
If you are looking for a conspiracy behind every tree, YOU WILL FIND ONE.
The reality may be there is an offer the seller will be considering.
The agent is giving you an opportunity to be noticed.
The agent is indicating that a low-ball may not serve you well.
The agent is indicating the owner has not signed the offer.
The agent is indicating the opportunity to buy this home will not last forever.
The agent is suggesting, if you are a buyer, you need to get in the game.
Now.let's put the shoe on the other foot.
What about the one who HAS submitted the offer, the one you assume to be fake.
They may present a question, "IF I've submitted and offer, is it 'right' for the agent to collect other offers?" This buyer who actually submitted an offer, a real buyer, can suspect a conspiracy behind every tree, concluding that receiving additional offers will result in a 'Highest and Best" ultimatum. So, to this real buyer, you are the fake player!
You can't have it both ways.
One waterfront listing gets floods of offers on a cyclical basis. Feast or famine. It's uncanny. If there is one offer, there will be two more. Yes, it has been on the market more than 70 days. Maybe the price will be reduced. It is more likely it WILL sell for 99% of current list price. At waterfront price points the wait is economicly justifiable.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Reamx Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL