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Jig_deja, Other/Just Looking in 54403

If the house you like already has an offer on it, can you acquire that information?

Asked by Jig_deja, 54403 Mon Jun 21, 2010

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Duane Murphy’s answer
Only if the buyer and seller agree to share that information. It would not be in their best interest to do that. The best advice is to talk with your agent and see what they may think. They can usually have a general idea based upon market stats, time on market, competition, etc.

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Duane Murphy
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 21, 2010
What is your agent advising---generally no, that information is not given out, unless the listing agent is authorized to so by the seller. Your agent can best advise as it relates to your specific situation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 21, 2010
Hi, Jig,

Here's why you generally can't acquire that information:

1. The Seller and their agent don't want to disclose how much they settled for before the deal closes. Otherwise, if the deal falls apart, they don't have a chance to get more than that amount, and may have to settle for even less.

2. The Buyer and their agent don't want to tell you, because you could go behind them and offer more, making their negotiations for repairs and other things harder or impossible.

After the deal closes,then you may be able to find out the sale price, but hardly ever before.

Web Reference: http://TellEllen.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 21, 2010
Not typically unless either the buyer or the seller shares that information with you.
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