Buying and selling Real Estate in Pinellas county, being a Realtor, listing agent or selling agent. Real Estate story #3

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Buying and selling Real Estate  in Pinellas county, being a Realtor, listing agent or selling agent

A Realtor calls me to give me a heads up, he had just shown one of my listings and his buyer might make an offer on it next week. I thanked him and told him that I am expecting another offer first thing tomorrow and maybe one tonight. So, if his buyer wants the property, make the offer NOW and put your best foot down (seller gave me permission to say this, he was not in a negotiating mood)

The Realtor thanked me and said he will see what he can do. Around 10 pm that night I had another call from him, he had met his buyer at 6 pm in a local bar for a few drinks and they are NOW ready to write up the offer. I said fine, will be looking for it in the morning. It never made his way to my office. So I called and asked him where it is, he forgot to fax it but would do so ASAP. I never go it. So I called him again, his fax machine was not working. I asked him to e mail it. I never got it. So I called again. He was trying to figure out how this “E mail thing” works. SO, I said, why don’t you just drop it of at my office, after all it is a 10 minute drive for you.  Long story short, I did not get his offer till the next day. By than my seller had already decided to take one of the other two offers, everything was signed and submitted back to the buyer.

So, how do you answer your seller’s question?

“Didn’t you say we would receive a third offer”

Sorry Mr. Seller, the buyer’s agent is not just plain stupid but he also likes alcohol better than a commission.

OR

The Realtor had problems with his computer and they could not get it to us in time.

How do you deal with this?

 

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