Multiple Offer Situations: Setting the Stage Early

Multiple Offer Situations: Setting the Stage Early

The bidding wars in our current real estate market are highly indicative of a rebounding market, but with multiple offers come an elevated level of stress for realtors and clients alike. A successful means to manage the high stakes is to be open and honest with clients and keep a comfortable line of communication open with them.

It starts from the first steps of the process. In a listing presentation, when your CMA is given, explain what a multiple offer situation is if their home falls into the category that has been receiving them in your area. Showing national and local examples of a multiple offer with supporting statistics makes the possibility a reality. Seller’s have the natural reaction to leap at the first offer that is submitted, but as an agent, be the voice of reason and analyze all details so that in the end, your client gets the best all around deal. Price tag is not the only item to take into consideration.

"Manage a Multiple Offer Market," RISMedia (July 29 2012)

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJenifer Lower • August 06 2012 06:48AM


Great advice to cover this potential situation upfront with sellers so they know their options. Regards Dave

Posted by David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484 (Realty One Group - over 6 years ago

Price tag is not the only item to take into consideration. <---Thank you! I say this ALL the time because it's so true. What's the point of taking a higher offer when the Buyer will cause issues or flake on you as opposed to a bit less but gaining peace of mind with a solid Buyer and/or competent Buyer's Agent.


Posted by Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker (BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253) over 6 years ago