responded verbally he wanted full price.
Looks like the seller does not think you are a serious buyer because of' your
low offers and either wants you to get real (closer to the price) or get lost.
Just a theory.
If the seller does not want to put it in writing it might be
that he does not want to put it in writing.
Many sellers feel that if a price is too too too low ..they
do not want to counter unless the buyer is realistic and
by saying full price ...he probably doesnot think you
are in the game at all.
Bring in another offer and maybe next time he will
counter if it is closer to the asking price.
The agent most likely called their client and the client told them 'I want full price'. If you want a written counter offer from the seller they are not obligated to give it to you. And chances are that unless you come back with a full price offer, the toxic atmosphere that currently exists between you and the seller has poisoned your chance of buying this house.
Why did the seller come back 'full price offer'? Because your offer was almost 30 percent off of asking price. You lost the interest of the seller by your first offer.
Without knowing the seller's instructions to the listing agent, it is very hard to determine if the agent is doing anything illegal, or unthical. A 20 minute response doesn't necessarily mean anything. The agent may have made a phone call upon receipt of your offer, and gotten an immediate response. The owner is not obligated to respond in writing if they don't want to.
If you feel that a full price offer is not reasonable, and they are not willing to come down, Then you may be putting yourself through a lot of frustration for nothing. You can't force someone to sell.
If the condo/PUD doesn't have a CO, how are they going to rent it?
What has your agent advised?
We feel that our offers are not being provided to the seller and the broker is simply trying to get full price for the home. He stated if we didn't want it he would just list the home for rent.
It's strange because the broker can counter at full listed price without breaking any rules between himself & seller because he's not negotiating price, he's simply advertising full price.
How can I make sure that our offers are getting to the seller and are there any laws that are in place to protest the buyer from this scenario?