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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

1. It's an offer until both Buyer and Seller agree (not a contract).  The Buyer Agent receives an autoresponse confirming receipt of their emailed offer (email is stipulated in the listing).

2. Response time expectations stipulated by the Seller are clearly indicated in the listing in the MLS - 2 business days.

3. Present after the Buyer Proof of Funds and/or financing has been verified with the Buyer's Lender.

Mar 24, 2016 10:59 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I acknowledge receipt immediately by text and/or email. 

I then get in touch with my Sellers to let them know an offer has come in and what our time frame is for responding. 

Usually, the offer is provided to them by email to allow us to discuss it, page by page, item by item. 


Mar 24, 2016 10:00 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

1-2 days

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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

48 hours

Dec 03, 2019 05:43 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

(1) Immeditely to confirm receipt.

(2) Call seller asap and the rest depends on their availability.

But keep in mind you have not received a contract. You have received an OFFER to purchase and contract.

Mar 24, 2016 11:06 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

When I get an offer I let the other agent know it is received and since it has an expiration on it I do it quickly and let the agent know when to expect to hear back.

Mar 24, 2016 12:39 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If you have ever taken a beginning real estate class they will tell you time is of the essence. I suggest you take a class.

Mar 24, 2016 12:05 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Immediately respond to agent, confirming receipt and posing any clarifying Qs. Advise that I will be presenting ASAP -- or when, if I know I will need to find seller. Then, let agent know that it was presented and ETA for response.

Mar 24, 2016 10:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am a hands on agent. I know about the offer before, during and after and the seller knows what I know when I know it

Mar 24, 2016 10:27 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

ASAP works for me, before the buyers have remorse!

Mar 24, 2016 10:18 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I present the contract as soon as I can.

Mar 24, 2016 09:21 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I immediately acknowledge receipt of the offer and inform my client. Usually I send the offer to my client via email and we confer by phone.

Mar 24, 2016 06:50 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

It depends on contract - that should have expiration date & time.

In this age, forwarding the offer to the seller is very easy - if seller can access electronic documents.

Mar 24, 2016 04:19 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

ASAP is alway best, especially if it is a good offer.

Mar 24, 2016 03:28 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If it is a contract that is done right, there should be a deadline on the contract to respond to the offer, or the buyer may abandoned the now expired contract and go find another home.  That's why you see the phrase "Time is of the essence."

Mar 24, 2016 01:54 PM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

ASAP on both accounts!

Mar 24, 2016 01:14 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I confirm receiving as soon as I get it and another time when I check it( it has to be a full package to be presented). As for presentation, it is up to seller instructions, if they want me to present all offers on a certain day, I'd do it, otherwise, I present immediately.

Mar 24, 2016 01:05 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

First, I expect agent writing the offer to include their business card with paperwork.

Mar 24, 2016 12:19 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I let the agent know I received the offer, and I contact the seller as soon as possible. 

Mar 24, 2016 11:04 AM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I let the buyers agent know I received the contract. Then I contact my seller email them a copy to discuss as soon as possible.

Mar 24, 2016 11:02 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

As soon as possible, which will depend on the availability of the sellers and the deadlines outlined in the contract.  

Mar 24, 2016 10:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'd let the buyer agent know right away that we have the offer, then get in touch with the sellers to discuss the offer ASAP. If there is a multiple bid situation then we would discuss how to proceed with the offers. I'd be in touch with the buyer agents as appropriate to let them know in that case. If for some reason the sellers are not available I'd update the agent

Mar 24, 2016 10:35 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Since we are generally given 6-18 hours to respond, the Seller is contacted immediately, and I text or email the Buyer's agent that the offer has been received and will be presented as quickly as possible. 

Mar 24, 2016 10:17 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker


Mar 24, 2016 10:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor


Mar 29, 2016 05:41 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

On our contracts, there is a date in which the Seller SHOULD get back to the buyer.  In our crazy Seller's market, the buyer is held hostage until the Seller FEELS like answering all the multiple offers.  

Mar 26, 2016 01:42 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I let them know I have the offer.  The time and date of response is on the offer in our area.

Mar 25, 2016 12:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Timely responses are always appropriate.

Mar 25, 2016 12:09 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

As soon as an offer is received I would call my client to see if now was a good time to discuss it.

Mar 24, 2016 11:29 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

This is very good question.

Mar 24, 2016 01:32 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637


Mar 24, 2016 11:12 AM