If a house has had a sale pending status for a few months, is it okay to still try and make an offer, or is it off limits until the status changes?

Asked by Lorriehastruck, San Francisco, CA Tue May 7, 2013

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Eric Castong…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Tue May 7, 2013
You should ask your agent to check on it. If it's a short sale, it could just be grinding through the process toward closing and many buyers won't stick with it-so may be worth looking at.

The other option is that it has actually already closed and the agent never changed the status.

All the best
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Rob Regan, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed May 8, 2013
Nothing is off limits. You can make any offer you want at any time to any one. It may be rejected, but you can still offer. But as the agents below mentioned, a sale pending for months usually means one of two things - 1) it is a short sale where the lender takes forever to approve or deny it, or 2) the agent forgot to change the status (usually an out of area agent).
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Oggi Kashi, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Tue May 7, 2013
No, it's not off limits. What's the property address?

Oggi Kashi
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Cindy Davis, Agent, San Diego, CA
Tue May 7, 2013
Exactly - have you or your agent find out if they are taking back up offers....one of you should contact the listing agent.
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Leopold A Ro…, , San Francisco, CA
Tue May 7, 2013
Ask the listing agent.

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400 Montgomery 505
San Francisco CA 94104
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