- And based on that decision the Consumer will decide if they take your word or not.
Yes, Dunes, that's exactly right.
- You see or suspect then you confirm, pursue the issue, report, turn in, complain you do not sit on your hands
Really? Dunes, I don't know what you're thinking, but here's my analysis:
Listing agent says, we got an offer in for 220. You say, show me. They say no. So far, this is not a reportable action, is it? It's not criminal, it's not unethical. You say, we'll do 220 if you show me. They say, no, we won't.
So, we suspect. We then call the Board.
"They wouldn't show me the other offer they said they had."
Really? Call the Licensing Department.
"They said they had a higher offer but wouldn't show it to us?"
Well, did they agree to do so in writing?
"No, I asked them, and they said, buzz off."
Oh, gosh, Mr McCoy, we'll get right on it.
The Consumer does, in fact, get to take responsibility as to whether they want to proceed, or not, given the information at hand. In this case, the information consists of: "The listing agent SAYS they have an offer for 220." In addition to, whatever advice their agent provides.
Debbie, here in the Great Northwest, our brokers don't know that we're looking at offers. Call my broker, who is very helpful and always forthcoming, he doesn't know how many offers came in last night. If you call him, he'll call me. So, we're still back at, "the Listing Agent said . . . "