Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Praful Thakkar
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Joan Cox why wait when both parties are eager to go forward? Hoping for better offer may end up in getting a lower offer later on!

Dec 30, 2014 11:48 AM
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Cheryl Ritchie
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One idea is to set expectation in remarks about which day they will be reviewed in a Hot market. 

Dec 30, 2014 11:15 AM
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Kevin J. May
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I try very hard to never argue with the Boss Joan Cox.  

Dec 30, 2014 05:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
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The first offer may be the best offer. I would not discourage acceptance. 

Dec 30, 2014 04:31 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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I would believe one must consider the selling strategy the listing agent explained to the home owner.

If the house is priced at +12 percent, make the offer on the table work.

If the house is price at -12 percent, wait the period specified in the REALTOR instructions.

If the house is sold are using the PLF plan, each offer is worked individually.

The advise I give the owner is to secure the 'back up' first. It is magical how that keeps the primary buyer focused.

Dec 30, 2014 03:29 AM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
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If they want to take it, I go along with what they want. I will say, "this is a great offer and is exactly what you wanted. You can always wait and see if something better comes along but I can't promise that and you have the bird in your hand." I don't think I have ever had someone turn down a full price offer with the terms that were right!

Dec 30, 2014 02:28 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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It is sellers decision, but I would suggest accepting it if all terms in offer were strong.

Dec 30, 2014 01:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Joan, I would never encourage the seller to wait if he wants to take the offer.  Unless there were some potential issues with the offer, which I would certainly point out.

Dec 30, 2014 01:32 AM
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Bob Crane
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Many times the most interested party gets their offer in first.

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Dipti Thakkar
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My husband says, the first offer usually is the best offer.

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Ajay Pandya
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Why not? Waiting never works, I have seen this.

Jan 03, 2018 11:17 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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No - it's up to the Seller

Dec 27, 2016 03:26 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

David, we are seeing the multiple offer situation with almost every home listed, so we do need to get this information out upfront so the seller is aware. 

Jan 26, 2015 03:59 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sybil, great answer and I would take that into consideration as well. 

Jan 26, 2015 03:59 AM
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David Benton
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I usually advise the seller of the market conditions, liklihood of getting multiple offers, pros and cons of the different scenarios so they  have enough information to make a decision in their best interest.

Jan 26, 2015 12:45 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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Joan, I think it would depend on a lot of factors, the most important being the seller's motivation.

Dec 31, 2014 12:16 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Praful Thakkar some of the first offers come in at list price, and later after they see how many business cards (agents who showed the home) were there, the next buyers offers are higher.   Still have to check the terms, to be sure they are "better". 

Dec 31, 2014 01:16 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cheryl Ritchie in this past year's market, it was a given most Sellers would see multiple offers, and it was a good idea to put into comments when offers would be reviewed.   That way Seller saw many offers to choose from!

Dec 31, 2014 01:15 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Annette Lawrence that is exactly what I was talking about, as many of my Sellers have seen $10-$15K above list, and list price was fair market value.   Here in Denver we are not seeing "that many" appraisals not coming in at contract value, especially when they know there could have been up to 10 offers received.

Dec 30, 2014 04:11 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Love hearing everyone's comments, and it IS the Seller's decision. 

Dec 30, 2014 02:16 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I know I like to e-blast an email to all agents who have shown the home to see if any other buyers have interest and HOPE to cause a multiple offer situation.   Usually turns out the first offer that is received, is NOT your best offer. 

Dec 30, 2014 12:20 AM