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Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


      Even if you plan to or must wait until Monday to "handle" offers received late on Saturday, don't put a statement like that in MLS.  It will turn away agents and their potential buyers.

Aug 29, 2017 01:02 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

YES! Wonderful boundaries.

I put similar messages in all my listings. Although mine is after 6PM Saturdays. Typically it's workaholic agents with no boundaries that don't get this. Most respect it and agree with it...we all need a day off.

Aug 29, 2017 01:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I've had highly qualified buyers decline seeing property listed like that - they think that the sellers are being greedy and they won't have anything to do with participating in games. 

Then there are buyers who are in town to purchase - if they can't know by, say, midnight that night, whether or not they need to Offer on another property, they won't waste their time looking at it either.

And, lastly, there are those buyers who need an answer by ____ time - if the agent says they are not reviewing Offers until Monday and it's Saturday, it opens up a whole new can of worms (about presentation).

I've had the latter happen and the agent was holding Offers on her own volition, stating that the seller wasn't reviewing Offers until Monday (and it was Friday). I had to push to be sure that she presented the Offer with the deadline from the seller. As it happens, the seller had no idea the agent was holding Offers. 

Aug 29, 2017 03:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Setting a due time for offers is one thing, this is another. And it's up to the seller

Aug 29, 2017 01:23 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am suspending my surprise when I contemplate this type of insanity...A

Aug 29, 2017 01:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ah, a spirited debate.  I rather see this mentioned in the agent only remarks of the multiple listing service than not receive a response which is frustrating for agents and prospective buyers.  

There are many different business models but communication and expectations should be a part of each.  Unfortunately, that's not always the case.   

Let the debate continue -- I'm enjoying the back-and-forth.

Aug 30, 2017 04:49 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I see this all the time - NO - do your job!

Aug 30, 2017 04:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

 no.... it's a holiday weekend, but real estate has no holidays and sellers want a deal if the deal is there.... 

Aug 29, 2017 04:47 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Most of my buyer clients are from out of area and only here for a few short days, they wouldn't even want to see a home with this type of a stipulation. I personally would never do it. 

Aug 29, 2017 04:10 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

OH hell no...

The majority of my clients are from out of the area and on a time crunch.

I have them pick 1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice.

I will not wait till a princess gets back in town for the weekend, or a guy want to watch football all weekend.

We are gone...

Debe Maxwell, CRS said it best.

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro I think you are the lone ranger on your thinking...totally off the mark.



Aug 29, 2017 03:53 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Kind of. It'd be better to say that outside of MLS, individually to the agents bringing offers. "Received, will review Monday (or whatever day it'll be reviewed if not that moment)."

Aug 29, 2017 02:59 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This is a seller's decision, but often very realistic in a hot market where multiple offers may be written on a property. In this way, all parties know to get their offers in by Sunday evening and the seller will review all on Monday.

Aug 29, 2017 01:31 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

May be Seller's preference not to be bothered during that time frame? 

Aug 29, 2017 01:31 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

The "King" (Seller/L.A.) can set the rules, why make a weekend more action packed than it should be?! I see benefits in setting a boundary like this, even for the seller.

Aug 29, 2017 01:24 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Could be seller request. Maybe they have family day, company, go to church, etc on Sunday?

Aug 29, 2017 01:24 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't agree either. 3:00 pm is not late and we have a duty to our clients. This would make me go elsewhere.

Aug 29, 2017 01:22 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am not surprised at how many different ways there are to do business

Aug 29, 2017 01:19 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  Not putting the clients needs first.

Aug 29, 2017 01:12 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I know who this is & she does it on all listings. Don't know how that works out for her but when I see it I get pissed off. I understand down time but it seems in your face.

Aug 29, 2017 01:04 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think it's healthy for a REALTOR to take time off. I see nothing wrong with this.

Aug 30, 2017 04:37 AM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I agree with Jeff Dowler, it's up to the seller.

Aug 30, 2017 04:28 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have seen or heard of similar practices. If the sellers agree, then I guess it is alright. I have had plenty of clients tell me that will not ask me to work on the weekends that it can wait until Monday.

Aug 29, 2017 07:19 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

No that is not our policy unless it's an odd situation.

Aug 29, 2017 02:32 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You formulate the rule.

Aug 29, 2017 02:12 PM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

When I bought my house in Tennessee, I saw it on Zillow on a Saturday afternoon. My mother-in-law and the agent saw it that afternoon and we made an offer that evening. The agent submitted the offer and it was accepted on Saturday night around 10:30 PM. Had we waited until Monday, we wouldn't have gotten the house. As a mortgage broker, I've set my hours at Monday thru Sunday 8:00AM to 10:00 PM. No one is doing this here, but I need to be open for business when agents work and not have "banking hours" Keeping one step ahead of my competitors

Aug 30, 2017 06:09 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have seen this and one agency does this for every weekend.  Personal choice for their business

Aug 29, 2017 06:34 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

There may be many reasons for this.  It is what it is.  Only the LA knows why. I do set an offer dealine and advise when to expect seller response. 

Aug 30, 2017 12:18 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Why not just say "all offers will be presented on Monday" or put an out of office on your email at 3pm saying you're on vacation until monday?

Aug 30, 2017 10:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Not a good policy in residential real estate.

Aug 30, 2017 08:28 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro nailed this one!

Aug 30, 2017 06:55 AM
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Dependent on market place circumstances and client (seller) instructions and after reviewing the rules, regs and requirements within your jurisdiction, there are a number of ways reasons for this type of notice and how to go about handling this type situation.


For example if the sellers in the listing you are referring to are a corporate entity, or a POA or estate in the hands of lawyers, I can see a perfectly logical reason why that type of disclosure is perfectly appropriate.


On the flip side, If you are in an area with a very busy market place with the possibility of multiple offers, delaying offers may be a way to get a bit of a bidding war going.


There are a numbe of other options that may be applicable as well.

So it may be prudent to, investigate the reasons for the notice in the listing and proceed accordingly..

Happy Selling.



Aug 30, 2017 06:37 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker If it was the sellers request, yes. If the agent doesn't want to work on Sunday, no.

Aug 30, 2017 06:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Maybe it is necessary, but not in the comments section for sure!

Aug 30, 2017 05:26 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

If aListing Agent is going away for the weekend , this has merit !

Aug 30, 2017 05:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Seriously??? I'd like to know how that agent's clients feel about that (unless, of course, it's the client who set the rule).

Aug 30, 2017 05:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Feel bad for the Sellers.  We see quite a few that say no offers received over the weekend, the whole weekend.

Sep 01, 2017 06:10 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, because most sellers are available on Sundays to conveniently review offers without other pressures.

Aug 31, 2017 08:21 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not something I would do.

Aug 31, 2017 05:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sunday is sacred, for us and our clients.

Aug 31, 2017 12:22 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - as long as the seller has approved it, I think it is okay. 

Just my opinion.

Aug 30, 2017 11:29 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I see this so often now.  I can not do that to my sellers, I will work on a Sunday if I have a offer.


Aug 30, 2017 06:25 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, if the seller gave this direction: not to submit offers during weekend since they are not available, be it. I hope, it is not the agent preferences of presenting? 

Aug 30, 2017 12:06 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Aug 30, 2017 08:27 AM