One of a few dreaded questions in our business… “What if I just give you a verbal offer? If it comes together, then I will write it up”, “I have a verbal offer, are you ready?” or “My buyer wants to know… would your seller consider a verbal offer?” That’s like me asking my seller if they would like to have their proceeds delivered to them in Monopoly money.
A verbal offer is not enforceable. You can agree to all the terms in the world, but until it is in writing and BOTH parties, or should I say ALL parties (there can be multiple folks involved), it isn’t worth the energy, is it? I recognize that a seller wants to sell and a buyer wants to buy. We are trying to accomplish a win-win proposition. Let’s do it the right way, ok? For most consumers, this is their largest asset. Let’s treat it this way from beginning to end.
Believe me, it takes time and energy to write an offer. Many times it takes over an hour to accomplish just that task… much less trying to coordinate schedules if you are going to be meeting in person to get the job done. If electronic signatures are available, that can help the time crunch as well. As a listing agent, I know the emotions that the seller might be experiencing. They can be anxious, nervous, excited, scared and impatient – or all of the above within about 30 minutes! The visual of reading through an offer can be so profound for a seller. It is reality. There is a buyer that is truly interested in their home – regardless of price.
If a buyer requests for their agent to submit a verbal offer, I hope that the agent is willing to educate the buyer on the reasons why they should take a little bit of time and make it real – in writing. This benefits all parties involved from the beginning to the end.
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