Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

How can a Realtor represent another person and take off weekends?  Who's best interest are they serving?

Aug 10, 2015 07:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What???!!! We are obliged to pass on all offers on a timely basis. Two days later is not timely. And if you lose the buyer have you represented your seller appropriately?

Aug 10, 2015 07:55 AM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

I present them as I get them. The real question to me is how mad is your seller going to be after they showed their house all weekend and they already had an offer on Friday? They are the client. They are the one who is paying you. That may be 2 extra days of utilities, taxes or loss of an offer. People are funny they may find another house with someone who is willing to present.

Aug 10, 2015 05:48 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

If this was my buyer clients offer, I would not care if you work weekends or not...I would expect you to present it.

When you took the listing I am sure that you promised  the seller you would  sell the property quickly for the highest price, so just do it.

Options?  You can either submit the offer immediately or breech your duty to your seller.


Ps:  Buyers from out of town that are on a time crunch, will not wait to get an offer presented...they will move on to the next property on their list.  Besides it is the agents job to have their business covered when they are not available.  


Aug 10, 2015 03:12 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Send the offer to the seller. Seller can evaluate. If you don't see anything wrong with offer, call, text, or email seller and let them know that offer looks good. Signing and sending it back to buyer might be able to wait until Monday morning. I would expect that buyer has email or fax, or would agree to electronic signatures.

Aug 10, 2015 02:45 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar We have a fiduciary responsibility to our client. Under the fiduciary duty of obedience an "a(A)gent is obligated to obey promptly and efficiently all lawful instructions of his principal". What are the instructions from the seller when told you do not work weekends? The only option is what does the seller want you to do should an offer come in over the weekend.

Aug 10, 2015 02:35 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Present it. I am always willing to accept offers and get a timely response back to the buyers. With all types of communication I can usually find my sellers with a little tracking down. They are always happy to know an offer has come in.

Aug 10, 2015 02:09 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Since you read the offer, you really should present it, what does your broker say?

Oct 30, 2018 09:46 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

And this is precisely why we work 24/7.

Aug 10, 2015 11:24 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That is when you make an exception and do a little bit of work while you deliver it to your client.

Aug 10, 2015 05:25 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I would submit the offer. Why wouldn't I do that? I do work weekends and holidays if I have to. 

Aug 10, 2015 12:46 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I will work whenever someone needs me to work.  If I happen to have the weekend off, then that's great, but I expect to work them.

Aug 10, 2015 12:19 PM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

You work when you have to and take off when you can and in the end you will succeed . Manage your money and time both. 

Aug 10, 2015 04:53 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

One must have someone to respond to offer.

In our business, it is not practical to stay away from business!

We are 24x7!

Oct 06, 2015 04:13 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

If you don't work on weekends, go get a job in a bank.

Aug 11, 2015 11:00 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Real estate is not a 9-5 M-F type of job, so unless you have a sub working weekends for you, you have a responsibility to present the offer and negotiate, as needed.

Aug 11, 2015 03:37 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Offers need to be represented in a timely manner.  Typically, Florida offers have a "respond by" date/time to accept/reject/counter offers.  If that time frame expires before the weekend is over, there won't be an offer to present anymore.  I wouldn't want to explain that to my seller! 

Aug 10, 2015 12:01 PM
Kim Johnson
Signature Realty Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

Present them as I get them, period.

Aug 10, 2015 10:25 AM
Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

You just stated working on a weekend !!

Aug 10, 2015 06:42 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

By Florida real estate law, the listing agent has a responsibility to present all offers to their customer/client in a diligent manner.

If that means that you do it the next day, then do it then.

Aug 10, 2015 04:57 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You do not work on weekends. And everyone you know, knows that, even the seller who hired you knows you do not work on weekends and is so stated in the listing agreement.

Even the MLS showing instructions indicate no action or response should be expected on weekends. The instructions clearly state, "offers received on a weekend, after 5PM Friday, will be reviewed the following Monday.

When the 'entitled' buyer agent chooses to CALL YOUR PREDOMINATELY DISPLAYED telephone number, your VM communicates the same with instruction to leave a brief, concise message that you will respond to on MONDAY.

So, on Monday, you sort out the mess.

What are listing agent options? Follow the instructions then cry to their broker that Praful is making their lives hard.  Or the listing agent can choose to manage their buyers, schedule and business. Too often a buyers agent wants to project their inefficiencies onto the listing agent. 

What are the listing agent responsibilities? Clear instructions. Fair treatment. Honor your family.


Aug 10, 2015 03:19 AM