I have the same question but for different reasons. I have two houses that I feel the listing agent is just playing games. I placed an offer on a house that was listed at $199,000. A week later the listing agent changed the listing to $213,000 and asked my agent if I can do $213,000 and the house was mine. Well I placed my offer at $185,000 and was not going any higher so I kept on looking. In the mean time, just about two weeks after, I came across the listing again and now the house is listed at $180,000 and my agent said that the listing agent asked her if I would give them $195,000 for the house. Let me add that this is an approved short sale. Now can anyone explain why this would be happening? The listing agent said the he has other offer at the time I placed my offer and he still says that he has a few offers right now. The offers, according to the listing agent, are from $190,000 to over $200,000.
What is he playing? And this goes for another house I am looking at which I have not placed an offer on. The house is listed at $200,000, when we called the listing agent she states that she has offers over $200,000 and this is what they are now looking for as an offer. OK, so I have not placed an offer thinking that they are basically done. No, the house is still active on top of all the stories she told my agent I had another agent call. You would not guess what happened they were told an entire different story. What the heck is going on with the home market?
I hope that anyone that reads this can understand my crazy situation. I tried to explain it as best as possible. If anyone has any ideas of how to deal with this let me know. I am a first time buyer and just want to buy one house for me and my family. I would have never guessed it would be so difficult. WOW
So can I have my agent submit my offer directly to the bank without all this Fofo agents