Go with the flow . . . - Posted by JoeKaiser
Posted by JoeKaiser on June 17, 2000 at 20:48:20:
Clauses like reserving the right to accompany the broker sound good on paper but in practice, do nothinging but muck up the system. Buyers aren’t supposed to be present when agents are submitting offers, and just the fact that you think you should be tells everyone involved that you don’t understand how the game is played.
Forget about accompanying agents who are submitting your offers. Trying to do so is like swimming up stream, and there’s really no need.
So how’s it done?
If you want to lease option a listed property, you don’t make an offer through the listing agent. It’ll never work. What you do is have YOUR agent present the offer. YOUR agent is someone who knows your wants and needs and understands your gameplan. He’s also someone who understands lease options and can do your bidding for you. He’s someone who you can hand that offer to and you know that if a deal is possible, he can get it signed off.
Of course, it takes a little time to find that agent, and of course, time to get them trained, but they’re out there and they’re ready to go to work.