Zillow Advice: Buying Process - How can I be sure that the listing agent actully presented my offer to the seller? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Practically, if the seller ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ Practically, if the seller has authorized their agent (listing) that they do not want to hear about offers below a certain number, then agent does not have to tell the seller. Listing agent has been given explicit authority to reject; he/she does not have to do it right away, but make it look like the Seller rejected.<br/><br/>Agency law applies here.<br/><br/>Raheel Shahzad, Attorney, CPA, Real Estate Agent Sat, 08 Sep 2012 16:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-08T16:37:00Z Are you working with a buyer ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ Are you working with a buyer agent, or are you working directly with the listing agent who represents the seller? Sat, 08 Sep 2012 03:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-08T03:56:00Z There is also a separate ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ <p>There is also a separate form in Pennsylvania that&nbsp;you can ask the listing agent to have the seller sign.&nbsp; It acknowledges that the offer was presented, and that the seller has rejected it.&nbsp; I have only had to use it once in my career, but it is available if needed.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-07T12:33:00Z In California, at least, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ In California, at least, there is a space for the seller to reject a contract. In practice, it is rarely used, as the seller is under no obligation to sign it.<br/><br/>Trust the agent. Why would they not present an offer? The consequences of not doing so don't bear thinking about. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 05:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-07T05:34:00Z Thanks for posting your question ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ Thanks for posting your question on Zillow.com!<br/><br/>Well, your agent is going to have to come clean sooner or later if they did not present it, then they can lose their license.&nbsp; What motivation would they have to not present it?&nbsp; For the reason I just stated, they have a heck of a motivation to present it.<br/><br/>Good luck! Fri, 07 Sep 2012 03:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-07T03:15:00Z Do you have reason to think ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ Do you have reason to think it might not have been? &nbsp;Have you had a response to your offer? &nbsp;You or your realtor can ask for a signed statement from the seller that he/she has seen your offer. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 02:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-07T02:49:00Z I have a few questions..are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ I have a few questions..are you working with a buyers agent or are you working with the listing agent? Your agent should have proof of delivery and if you were looking for an acceptance or counter offer, has the time you put down for acceptance past with no word from the seller or sellers agent? Fri, 07 Sep 2012 01:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-07T01:58:00Z in some states your agent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ in some states your agent can request to be present when the offer is submitted.&nbsp; That doesn't mean they are allowed to speak or comment or ask questions or do anything else, but they can require to be present or to be provided with proof that it was submitted.&nbsp;&nbsp; (might not be the case in all areas).&nbsp; <br/><br/>of course if the property is an REO then there is nothing to be present for, those are oftem just done through data entry in the asset company's web application.<br/><br/>but if you are concerned it was not presented, then make it again and require proof of submission, either by having your agent present or with aa wrtitten and signed statement that the offer was received.<br/> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 01:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-be-sure-that-the-listing-agent-actully-presented-my-offer-to-the-seller/458919/ 2012-09-07T01:53:00Z