Posted by Bill K. (AZ) on May 09, 1999 at 11:24:57:
This very topic came up not long ago on this newsgroup.
Real estate agents are required to submit all offers to their seller UNLESS the seller gives instruction otherwise. For example, a seller may direct the agent not to present any offers which include seller financing, have contingencies, or suggest a purchase price below a certain level. However, as a professional, the agent owes you a response to your offer. It should not “sit” on his/her desk.
To find out if he/she presented your offer, you could request that the agent have your offer signed “REJECTED” by the seller. Other than that, you can check with the agent’s broker to see if your offers are being presented. Also, if you can find the sellers yourself, you may wish to contact them directly if you believe that the agent is unduly withholding your offer(s) from them.
Finally, a thread titled “R.E. Agents” posted by Peter Wells 10:22:30 5/07/99 can be found on this page. Peter asks the same question and there are several responses there as well.
Good luck in getting your offers presented.
Bill K. (AZ)