Zillow Advice: Buying Process - My husband and I just put in offer on a house. How long does it usually take to get a response? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate It really varies from seller ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ It really varies from seller to seller.<br/>If it is a Homepath property can take several days, and your agent should follow up on the offer everyday. <br/>If it is a Bank Owned can take from 2 to 10 days. <br/>Standard sales sometimes in a matter of minutes. Many agents work with investors, so they can call them and get an answer in the moment.<br/><br/>If you really want that house and is the only one that interests you, do not include a expiration date on the offer. If the seller reads your offer after it expired you will not get the deal.<br/><br/>How many houses are you interested in? what kind of financing do you have? Is this a standard sale? REO? Flip? Short Sale? Wed, 21 Mar 2012 04:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-03-21T04:22:00Z Providing that it is not ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ Providing that it is not a bank owned or a short sale, you should get a response no later than the next day, even if the seller is out of town. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-03-20T12:57:00Z You should hear a response ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ <p>You should hear a response in a couple days max.&nbsp; If I was the selling agent and the sale was not a short sale or a foreclosure you would get a response by the end of the day!&nbsp; Some people take their time getting answers.&nbsp; Those people loose deals!</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-03-19T18:00:00Z Hi Romero526,In California ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ Hi Romero526,<br/><br/>In California if it is a shortsale it can take from 2 weeks to 5 months. On average my experience has been about 2-3 months.<br/>If it is a Bank owned also known as an REO it should take on avg. 1-7 days.<br/>If it is a standard sale it could be the same day!<br/><br/>Lydia Kray- Realtor<br/>www.LydiaKray.com<br/>cell 951-733-1058 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-03-19T17:41:00Z Hi, On a conventional sale, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ Hi, On a conventional sale, three days max (default of contract), on a REO/bank owned between seven and 10 days. Short sale, the home owner normally signs pretty quick but then has to go to their bank and wait for a possible Short sale approval (the real acceptance of your offer) and that can take as long as eight weeks, sometimes longer. These are approximate reply times. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 06:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-02-29T06:08:00Z thats a good question!!! ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ thats a good question!!! we are in georgia we signed a contract on a new construction home 2 weeks ago! and put down 4000. escrow the lot and house are still listed active!!! so it beats me!!! we were told it may take 2 or 3 weeks!! before we know back from the builder but the site still has a available sign up. and not a under-contract one! be careful your agent may come back that there more offer's on it too!! to drive up the price!! &nbsp; Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-02-29T05:03:00Z How long are you willing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ How long are you willing to wait for a response?<br/><br/>Is the seller the current resident?&nbsp; 3 to 4 days should be plenty.<br/><br/>Is the seller a seasonal resident or out of area?&nbsp;&nbsp; 4 to 5 days should work.<br/><br/>Is&nbsp;it&nbsp;a short sale?&nbsp;&nbsp; Plan on 60 days.<br/> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 04:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-02-29T04:58:00Z That should have been a condition ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ That should have been a condition of your offer. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 04:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-husband-and-I-just-put-in-offer-on-a-house-How-long-does-it-usually-take-to-get-a-response/433378/ 2012-02-29T04:56:00Z