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How to get an offer accepted? Use a Realtor!

Posted on Jan 23, 2010 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

How to get an offer accepted? Use a Realtor!

Many buyers are asking on various internet portals how to get an offer accepted.  My answer is easy, use a Realtor. The multiple offer phenomenons have returned in certain markets. Where is that? The areas are in the Short sale and Bank-owned property. This market is smoking.

 I have buyers who have submitted at least 15 offers. Forget low balls, think full price and above asking price. Then why is my offer still not accepted? Buyers ask these questions. How is it that the lower priced offer got accepted? The answer is they had cash, you have FHA. Many private remarks to agents state NO FHA. As discouraging it is you still have to keep going. Now the great news comes CONGRATS, your offer has been accepted, six, seven, eight months later still no Closing. Why is that? It is called SHORT SALE!.

This process is tedious and lengthy. Do you have to patience for this? 

I just closed on a Bank Owned Property, after four different attempts. Why did it take this long? The buyer had all cash, we needed to learn, that automatic low balls do not get acceptance. We were in multiple offers all four times. We missed out four times. Then as luck would have it, the first buyer did not perform. Said they had all cash, truth be told they were exaggerations. Then the second buyer did not perform either. So you would think we automatically came in. No, we had to give best and final to compete with three other buyers. So an All Cash nine day escrow with virtually no contingencies and a million dollar got us a property.

 No what did it take to get the offer accepted? The answer is a good strategy, good financial status and a strong stomach to take on a fixer with virtually no contingencies and a Realtor that guided the buyer thru these turbulent negotiations. So we had a happy ending on the REO.

 We are still waiting on the Short Sale, patience is a virtue. We are being virtuous.If you are a consumer  who is considering buying  or selling  a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 (USA) or email me at  or visit one of my websites at  Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of My commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations.  



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