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Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The listing agent owes you no proof.  Quite frankly if you asked me for it that would be like calling me a liar and that would not be in your client's best interest.

Aug 24, 2016 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,105
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes - what we do when someone demands them is put a post it note over the price & names & send it to the other agents.  Hasn't happened in eons I'll have to say but I'm sure if it gets busier, this will happen.

Remember all RM agents are sharks ..... 

Aug 24, 2016 08:35 AM
Ambassador
1,377,355
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Actually, that is a requirement up here after too much of the "Phantom Bid" nonsense!  I guess you could say we're from Missouri

Aug 24, 2016 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,588,311
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carla,

No, and l agree with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA .  A

Aug 24, 2016 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

As of last year, we now have forms to deal with that situation.

Aug 25, 2016 01:48 AM
Rainmaker
919,873
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope, i never asked either I take for granted other agents have the same ethics as I - rightly or wrongly

Aug 25, 2016 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,044,560
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No; however, certain agents always say they are in a multiple offer situation.  Makes you wonder.

Aug 24, 2016 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I never gave proof of anything.... belief it or go away.... no proof.

Aug 24, 2016 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

On occasion I have asked to see proof.  It is not always given.

Aug 24, 2016 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA  nailed this one!

Aug 24, 2016 09:08 PM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192 - I did not see the other offer - however, my buyers did get the home at the price lower than what they offered. (It was with escalation clause.)

Aug 24, 2016 03:55 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, with escalation clauses.

Aug 24, 2016 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,991,358
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

definitely and I would insist on it to protect my client

Aug 24, 2016 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,825
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Our MLS has a place # of offers rec'd.  Majority are honest but people can be deceiving.  I always check my offer $ against closed ones. If mine is way over sold value and offered cash and quickly closing (I am talking about hours not days). I will demand an explanation why mine was not accepted.

It is a good idea to give a list of offers and ask the seller to acknowlege all offers presented and dated the offers presented.

It used to be all realtors who made an offer come with their clients announcing the offers and terms. That was open and fair. 

Aug 24, 2016 11:29 AM
Ambassador
3,056,547
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Almost always no.  I am hard pressed to get proof that my offer was actually presented.  That is done by the seller initially the last page of the contract indicating that it is "rejected" and the agent dating and initially they presented the offer. 

Aug 24, 2016 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,024,100
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Whenever we can

Aug 24, 2016 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,641,802
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I always give my word that it has & that has been acceptable because its true. In the opposite instance, I do the same too. If someone asks..any offers yet?

Aug 24, 2016 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Agents aren't actually required to provide it. I have had agents call back a week later with bs stories like " The contract my seller had accepted fell through", etc. One agent sent me 4-5 emails over 2 weeks with a different story each time. The lasto ne said" I think my seller will agree to lower the price if your buyer is still interested".

Aug 24, 2016 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,251
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Sometimes a counter for multiple offers, sometimes just verbal confirmation, or an email. 

Aug 24, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
556,758
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have. The agents and buyers and terms should be whited out, but the validity of the offer is there.

Aug 25, 2016 08:47 AM
Rainer
231,919
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Nope - kinda rude if you ask me

Aug 25, 2016 01:10 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     No.  Just word of mouth.  If it is a Realtor I know and trust, I believe them.  Anyone else, I take it with a grain of salt.

Aug 25, 2016 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,014,180
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No, Not sure if the listing agent has to produce other to you.

Aug 24, 2016 11:48 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That is a game of poker.

Aug 24, 2016 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am on the listing end 9 out of 10 time sin a multiple bid situation, and there is no proof needed. If only 1 offer we work with that offer to get it to where it is acceptable to the seller. When 2 or more offers, we want the best offer from each and then pick one to acceot or counter to make it acceptable. 

Aug 24, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,210,570
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, they have no obligation to provide it and my customers have no obligation to participate!

Aug 24, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
6,607,713
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Aug 24, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Aug 24, 2016 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,100,105
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Only when an escalation clause is used.   

Aug 24, 2016 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,716,725
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

If we asked, we probably wouldn't win the bid!

Aug 24, 2016 08:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,333,951
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

IF the offer involves an escalation clause, proof from the Seller to the Buyer is required to give the Seller the higher price.  We have been at inspections where the Sellers left the other offers in plain sight...go figure.

Aug 24, 2016 07:06 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, yes!  The listing agents have to supply copies of the sections of the competing offers that  are relevant to the price and main terms - on request. Assuming the copies aren't fakes, it tends to keep them more or less honest.  

 

Aug 24, 2016 02:42 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't, and we have one office in my area that is famous for saying they have an offer coming in...even when you are just trying to set up a showing. 

Aug 24, 2016 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
645,458
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I'm sure I have.  It would make much sense to lie and cost the seller the possible sale of their home.  Telling many people that there are multiple offers makes them back out as they don't want to get into a bidding war.  I take an agent at their word on this.

Aug 24, 2016 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have seen what looked to be other offers on the table but never what was on them for information

Aug 24, 2016 12:36 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No I have not and if I asked some agents for that proof I would be ignored and never have a chance for my buyer to get a fair shot. 

Aug 24, 2016 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,442,558
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, I require it especially if I use an escalation clause.

Aug 24, 2016 09:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No, other than a multiple counter offer form in some cases. I don't believe proof is required

Aug 24, 2016 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

If the Seller has signed the Multiple-Offer Doc then they have agreed to show other Offers, if requested Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192.

Aug 24, 2016 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No but I am seeing websites pop up devoted to showing all offers so that there is open bidding. Could be a change coming on multiple offers.

Aug 24, 2016 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

No, just the word of the listing agent.

Aug 24, 2016 07:30 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have been a buyer in these situations, did not change my offer ever, most were lying and held on to their properties, one sold for 1000 more than my offer to someone who was represented by the listing broker.

Aug 24, 2016 06:40 AM