Should I believe my realtor?I recently made an offer on a property listed at 300k. Location is not prime. Hours after I made the offer, my realtor informed me that there is another offer. She and the listing agent both work for the same realtor. She was appointed by the listing agent when I inquired about the property. Just today, she told me that the seller ( a relocation company) wanted the other bidder and myself to do a counter offer. She told me to make the best and the greatest. I will make a cash purchase. My original offer was 250k because I thought the property would not sell easily in neighborhood. I am planning to up my bid to 280k contingent to home inspection. The one that the seller did came out okay but I want to hire my own inspector. My question is how can I know for sure if there is indeed another offer? Should I believe her? Could she and the listing agent were bluffing me, so that I will bid much higher, thus they get bigger comm? I don't think she can legally do that. She does know that I like the property very much. I can't contact the seller. according to my realtor she can't contact them either. She has to go through the listing agent who is also her coworker. Please give me a piece of mind. Am I worried too much or is my concern legit? Thank you.August 15 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.