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Real Estate Professional | 15 Jul 2015, 11:20 AM Agree 0
Agents and brokerages will soon be able to take advantage of a new service that will store offers and counter offers in a forum in response to buyers’ frustration.
  • Jac | 15 Jul 2015, 03:37 PM Agree 0
    Hi, wonder if it is possible to see how this system works.
    I have had this happening before and like to see it change.
  • Peter B. Realtor | 15 Jul 2015, 05:27 PM Agree 0
    It should be easy enough and possible to simply attach a "schedule" to the listing that notes the number of offers and co-operating brokers/agents. This DOES not interfere with client confidentiality as it will not note the buyer's names or offer details. Those are confidential and although I expect some buyers fee they have the "right" to see other offers in detail, that would be a ludicrous step.
    As for keeping umpteen copies of failed offers, what tree-hating gimp thought that one up? I do not want to substantially increase my filing system nor do I want to fret over details lost when a hard-drive crashes.
    Just a simple "schedule" attached to the listing that notes ALL registered offers and the co-operating brokers/agents that will then be tied to the listing history as are price and status changes. Over-complication is not always intelligent.
  • Frank | 15 Jul 2015, 05:46 PM Agree 0
    I totally sympathize with the frustrations we encounter, especially during an active market. Nobody likes to be treated unfairly, it sucks big time! My suggestion is to file a complaint, even if we all know that it may not be much point doing so. What I would strongly recommend is that you file the agent's name in your memory bank. A time will surely come when he/she will need all the co-operation that he can get to sell a property.
    More "Platforms" is the last thing that we need. Same thing applies to our new and current requirement in Ontario to keep a record of all offers/counters submitted. Does anyone really think that all of a sudden agents will be forced to act ethically? Not a chance!
  • Jessica | 16 Jul 2015, 02:50 PM Agree 0
    This sounds amazing. Why on earth doesn't the real estate industry have a platform to track and submit offers on. Emails and faxes will be a thing of the past so I welcome this initiative with open arms!
  • TheoriginalDan | 17 Jul 2015, 10:00 AM Agree 0
    Hi Jac,

    You can create an account at Presently DealDocket is in a Beta stage, so expect some changes and tweaks forthcoming.
  • Peter B. Realtor | 18 Jul 2015, 09:54 PM Agree 0
    The point is that we should not need another convoluted program thrust on us or a 3rd party (hence for profit) service that tracks what we should be tracking automatically. By simply requiring a schedule of offers to be attached to ALL MLS listings, all interested parties (agents, brokers and via their agents-buyers, not by public directly) can simply click onto the "attachments" flag, whether the property is SC or sold, and find a list of ALL agents/brokerages that submitted an offer. Absolutely transparent process and NO need for umpteen files.
    Talk to your brokers. Have them talk to their boards or better yet, send emails to the appropriate bodies and make it known that being required to keep multiple files is a STUPID solution.
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