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    All this info has been great. I am going to call the agent nicely today and just tell him we would like to know soon as we are looking at a couple more houses on the weekend so need to know if we can offer on those or not instead.
    Hope that kind of talk will get an,answer out of them today. Otherwise are we just held to that contract as there was no time dated to be accepted by? Hope not otherwise they can string us along for weeks and we could be getting something else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    No I mean the owner gets 1 pest and building inspection and all buyers have access to it so don't need to get one - only the person that buys the house pays for it ( which they would have to do anyway if they got there own )

    There is no such a thing as an offer form here - it's actually a good idea as even verbal offers ( which mean nothing ) have to be submitted here and buyers think they are doing the right thing by offering low and slowly going up but when I've got 10 plus buyers doing it on every home it just gets crazy, that's probably why I like auctions so the buyers can see the competition and bid to want they want and can't blame us if they miss out!
    Sorry I thought you meant the new owner, not vendor! Silly me! Do you get many vendors do an inspection and it turns up problems which then effects what they get for their properties? In Scotland it's actually law that all vendors have to do this and I think it's a good idea.

    Isn't it funny how much the regulations and rules differ from state to state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipper View Post
    All this info has been great. I am going to call the agent nicely today and just tell him we would like to know soon as we are looking at a couple more houses on the weekend so need to know if we can offer on those or not instead.
    Hope that kind of talk will get an,answer out of them today. Otherwise are we just held to that contract as there was no time dated to be accepted by? Hope not otherwise they can string us along for weeks and we could be getting something else!
    Correct me if I'm wrong Elijah's Mum - If you ever feel that an agent isn't up to scratch you can request the contract and check through the solicitors if your offers are getting through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    No I mean the owner gets 1 pest and building inspection and all buyers have access to it so don't need to get one - only the person that buys the house pays for it ( which they would have to do anyway if they got there own )

    There is no such a thing as an offer form here - it's actually a good idea as even verbal offers ( which mean nothing ) have to be submitted here and buyers think they are doing the right thing by offering low and slowly going up but when I've got 10 plus buyers doing it on every home it just gets crazy, that's probably why I like auctions so the buyers can see the competition and bid to want they want and can't blame us if they miss out!
    Have you ever come across any dodgey building or pest inspection reports that have omitted obvious things...on purpose? I think that would be my main worry.

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    House in not as good an area's agent just called...but I am screening calls - it's very social of me. Will be interesting to see what he wants. Probably to tell us that the owners have dropped it by $10k (just in case we didn't notice), but he told us that he had buyers at that price so I don't know why he'd bother with us. Unless those buyers have bought elsewhere - I do hope they weren't the ones that bought "our" house that sold off the market as we would have preferred that one as it was in a better area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Sorry I thought you meant the new owner, not vendor! Silly me! Do you get many vendors do an inspection and it turns up problems which then effects what they get for their properties? In Scotland it's actually law that all vendors have to do this and I think it's a good idea.

    Isn't it funny how much the regulations and rules differ from state to state.
    One of the reasons we do ask owners to get their own pest and building is yes to see if there are any major problems so we a) know about it now and b) can either get it fixed or adjust the price - there is nothing worse than finding out a few days before an auction that the house has major problems as then the owner is stuffed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong Elijah's Mum - If you ever feel that an agent isn't up to scratch you can request the contract and check through the solicitors if your offers are getting through.
    Absolutely, if you think an agent is not passing on offers or are holding things back from you then I would call the solicitor or even fax them your offer and state your concerns - they actual can't do anything and won't talk to you ( they will only talk to your solicitor) but they legally have to tell their client who then will call the agent and ask why they are not doing their job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Have you ever come across any dodgey building or pest inspection reports that have omitted obvious things...on purpose? I think that would be my main worry.
    Don't worry - the insurance that they have to pay is so high they can't afford to be dodgy - in my 24 years I have only had 1 company that did a report saying the house was pest free, the buyer bought it and went to knock down a wall and it was full of termites! He sued the building company, got $500,000 compensation and came to us to sell the house ( he got his money back plus $100,000)

    We always tell people to use a pest and building company that their solicitor recommends as they deal with so many they know who's good , you'll find in most areas there are 1 or 2 that everyone uses

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    Well it appears that our young RE friend has been telling porky pies along the way. He told us a few weeks ago that the owners rejected an amount higher than the figure we proposed and suggested that it was around $10k higher. Well! Today he said to DH that the owners are ready to talk at $10k higher than our offer and that they rejected an offer the same as ours.

    So it turns out that he was just trying to get us to go higher a few weeks ago by lying about how high the other offer was on it. Very sneaky, sneaky.

    We didn't call him out on it. Just keeping it in mind and left things as they are for now.
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    Oh little Ted how frustrating they are playing games like this. Really annoys me playing people like that

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