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How long should I wait to see if an offer is accepted before looking at other houses

It's been a few days and I've heard nothing. My experience of EAs is they often don't get back to me. Maybe this is one of those times, they figure I will know the offer has been rejected if they never get back to me. On the other hand maybe I should wait a week or two. There are other houses I'm interested in but I feel if I made an offer I should honor it. So how long do I wait? Also, why is it so hard to get an estate agent to reply top an inquiry?

Asked on May 24 2013, General in Manchester | Report content

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  • Even an accepted offer is just an offer until you exchange contracts. I respect your integrity on wanting to honour your offer but the fact is the vendor clearly hasn't been as ethical as you and is potentially doing some hard faced negotiating and holding out for you to increase your offer. Always continue to view until you are sure you've found "the one"! It should NEVER be hard to get an Estate Agent to reply to a query! This is how they make their money.

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  • I would report an estate agent who does not get back to you, that sounds idiotic! Ring them up and ask for an answer, or you are moving on to the next property. Tell them if you do not get an answer, you will pop a note through the door of the house you have offered on. Estate agents never play nice, don't give them an inch! An estate agent who does not reply is a bad egg, report them to their seniors or review them if they think they are above courtesy on the website below. We have a service driven industry in this country, yet good service is seldom what we receive. Never let bad service go unchecked.

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