Do You Want to Sell the House?

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentI submitted an offer on a bank-owned home for my clients yesterday. At least I think I did.

The listing said to contact the listing agent for addendums. So I sent through an e-mail. No response. Last night I sent over the offer. No response.

Today I talked to the agent’s associate, who isn’t anywhere to be found on the listing except for the cell phone number listed. He has nothing to do with contracts or anything else. He only sends out addendums. So at least I know that’s coming.

As for the contract? Call the office on Monday and they’ll let you know.

Since it’s bank owned the offer can’t be submitted until Monday anyway, but still. Answer your e-mail or pick up your phone to acknowledge receipt of an actual offer on a listing. That’s not too much to ask, is it?

[tags]Phoenix real estate, bank owned homes[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Gary 10 years ago

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I had the same thing happen to me on an offer I submitted last Thursday. I still haven’t been able to get ahold of anyone to confirm they even received it despite several emails and phone calls.

    Sometimes I can understand why some people don’t think highly of Realtors.

  • Walt Dowdy 10 years ago

    The REO/foreclosure end of the market can be highly frustrating. I was left hanging (without receiving returned calls) with an offer that was verbally accepted according to the listing agent. Yet, we couldn’t get a signed copy of the contract for over two weeks. I tried convincing my clients, but they wanted to “hang-in-there”. In the end – it never went through and I believe the property has gone pending and back to active several times! That is sad and hilarious! Banks don’t know how to sell real estate!!!