Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)

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Candice A. Donofrio
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Long day, it's late and I'm blonde. What is a blast off offer?

Mar 29, 2017 07:09 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I'm bald and I'm having the same problem as Candice A. Donofrio. What's a blast off offer? 

Mar 29, 2017 07:12 PM
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No, never heard of one of these until today.

 

Mar 30, 2017 01:02 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
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I was confused too, but I see in one of your comments that the offer was $54,321.   Your buyer must have been playful, glad the seller thought it was fun too and accepted it.  Congratulations to you all!   Gotta have fun in this business every once in a while, right?  I can't think of any fun or unique prices like this that I have been a part of. -Kasey

Mar 29, 2017 07:56 PM
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For kicks I frequently write in my offer line that we need  response by "High Noon".  That gets noticed and a chuckle.  Does that count?

 

Mar 30, 2017 05:10 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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No, I've never received or made an offer like that. There was an agent once though who always listed homes with a palindromic number. I'm not sure why - she was in another company and I was tempted to call her up and ask. For example $231,132. All of her listing had very long DOM though so I suspect that wasn't a successful strategy.

Mar 30, 2017 03:07 AM
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I have never heard this expression, Bruce. I have often been surprised at what buyers and sellers do.

Mar 29, 2017 07:44 PM
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Never heard of this. What do you mean? I must be old

Mar 29, 2017 07:37 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Not sure what you mean.

Mar 29, 2017 07:11 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Bob Crane nailed this one!

Mar 30, 2017 05:31 AM
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I am not familiar with the "blast off" or "lift off" terminology.  Is it a term local your area?

Mar 30, 2017 03:31 AM
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Dennis Swartz
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Never heard of a blast-off offer?

Mar 30, 2017 02:26 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Had no idea until I saw all the comments and interactions, I usually find people that do stuff like that are now how should I say diplomatically...not wrapped tight?:))Endre

Mar 29, 2017 10:41 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I do not remember any special numbers. I had an offer recently on a 600k house: $560,369. We did not even counter it, but certainly an agent or a buyer has a special understanding of numerology, though, it did not work. 

Congrats on the accepted offer, what was the listing price? 550k? 

 

I personally do not understand price number with the the same digits, like 299,999,999 or 888,888. 

Mar 29, 2017 10:36 PM
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I've never heard of a blast off offer, but I checked the other comments here. Now, I'm wondering what you could buy for $54,321???

Mar 29, 2017 08:10 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Candice A. Donofrio hit it for me as well - "Say what?"

Mar 30, 2017 06:18 AM
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Sam Shueh
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mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Congrats.

Mar 30, 2017 05:41 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I am not familiar with these terms.

Mar 30, 2017 05:34 AM
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Wow! 

The seller CREATED the back story which the buyer will repeat with every visitor they entertain.

"Let me tell you my BLAST OFF story......"

"No, NOT AGAIN!"

Mar 30, 2017 05:24 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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I did have a buyer offer 177,777 that did get accpeted on a 179,900 home. But i am certainly going to try 54321 one of these days

Mar 30, 2017 05:24 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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This is a new one for me.

Mar 30, 2017 05:23 AM
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Richard Weeks
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I have never heard of either.

Mar 30, 2017 05:10 AM
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Carol Williams
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Never heard that terminology... but I did read the comments so now understand.  That's a new one to me.

Mar 30, 2017 04:49 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Good morning, Bruce... you will need to explain your term a bit better... it's early here in Charlotte and my brain has not yet totally woken up I think.

Mar 30, 2017 04:01 AM
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Kevin J. May
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There have been two numerologists that I've worked with and their offers may have been considered as such.

Mar 30, 2017 03:48 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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Got it now

Mar 30, 2017 03:24 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Bruce Walter - never done that! Though had one offer ending with '007' - a Bond lover! 

Mar 29, 2017 09:24 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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$54,321.00 is a down payment in San Diego, CA.  I was lost on this question, until I saw the comments. 

Mar 29, 2017 08:34 PM
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 No, I have to say, I never have, Bruce!  

Mar 29, 2017 08:19 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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Still have "some hair" I think I get it... 

The counter offer was accepted with the comment or subject of the replay "BLAST OFF" as in we are ... A go and underway?

So maybe it is a hair thing to understand ;) Candice A. Donofrio Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, or maybe I am just in the dark as well ;)

Mar 11, 2018 02:12 PM
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Will Hamm
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I am not blod like our Candice, but what is a BLAST OFF!

 

Apr 01, 2017 09:20 AM
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Joan Cox
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I am blonde, and early, and only one cup of coffee....not getting it either.

Apr 01, 2017 06:27 AM
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Bruce - Didn't know what you meant until I read some of the other agents comments. I have never had a blast off offer, but have had some people either list with a certain price, or offer a certain amount based on their beliefs, and how that number would help them.

Mar 30, 2017 08:26 PM
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Not heard of this..but congratulations....I think!

Mar 30, 2017 06:41 PM
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William Feela
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????

Mar 30, 2017 03:55 PM
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I'll have to play the "going bald and grey" card along with the "not enough coffee" card.  Read through the other answers, yeah you can't even get a half-way decent car for that out here.  Maybe if it was $654,321...

Mar 30, 2017 12:16 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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I'm OLD and NOT TOO BRIGHT....this must be well beyond my paygrade!!!

Mar 30, 2017 11:12 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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That is a new term for me. But after reading your responses below...congratulations!

Mar 30, 2017 09:47 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I have been that for others when I was told to acquire property at all costs

Mar 30, 2017 09:45 AM
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Bruce Walter - I am laughing so hard right now I can hardly type.  I am reading the comments and am left thinking ... you are just too creative and funny for us ... now that I have read what a "bast off offer" is ... it is even funnier.  It makes perfect sense .... 5-4-3-2-1 blastoff!!!!  Now I have coffee shooting out my nose.  Thanks a lot! 

Mar 30, 2017 08:33 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Congratulations on your accepted offer, this is the first time I heard!  A

Mar 30, 2017 07:41 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  Agreed!  It is something I will never see again.

Mar 30, 2017 06:55 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I don't get it. All these years & I'm sure I can live without knowing.

Mar 30, 2017 06:55 AM
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It is a rare occurrence. Never to us!

Mar 30, 2017 06:54 AM
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never here

Mar 30, 2017 06:38 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Bruce Walter Now that I understand what you mean, it was an interest number. $109,876 would have been more acceptable.

Mar 30, 2017 06:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Please define the terminology! Not familiar with the terms!

Mar 30, 2017 06:11 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Early in my career, I had clients write a counter offer with an unusual amount(sorry I don't recall the actual number) and I presented the counter in person to the owner and agent in person(it was a long time ago when such things happened).  It caught them both by surprise and it was signed on the spot.   

 

Congratulations to you and your clients.  

 

 

Mar 30, 2017 06:03 AM
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Mick Michaud
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Cant' say as that I have.  Had toread your responses to everyone else before I got it.

Apr 29, 2017 05:12 AM