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Tracy18
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Good morning!

It's been almost a week since I contacted a realtor with our offer/terms for a property we'd like to purchase. We are still waiting on our documents to sign, so that the offer can be submitted to the Seller.

Does it normally take this long?

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Topic starter Posted : April 27, 2018 1:33 pm
quirion
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No way that should take that long at all. One would think a realtor would want to submit an offer.....

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Posted : April 27, 2018 1:47 pm
Tracy18
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That's what I thought as well! But then I thought...island time 🙂
We've been contacted twice to say she's working on the documents...but no finished product. We're getting frustrated.

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Topic starter Posted : April 27, 2018 1:55 pm
vicanuck
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Whose the realtor?

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Posted : April 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Tracy18
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I'd honestly rather not say which realtor.

I was just wanting some insight with the way things work on the island.

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Topic starter Posted : April 27, 2018 2:09 pm
stxem
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I just went through this process and it took less than a day for the realtor to put together a contract for my offer. A week seems unacceptable.

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Posted : April 27, 2018 2:24 pm
Gator's Mom
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Maybe contact the realtor's broker?

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Posted : April 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Tracy18
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We're giving her a bit more time today...and then I'm contacting the broker.

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Topic starter Posted : April 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Scubadoo
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Realtor should be able to put together a standard offer in a few hours, dependent on what else is on their plate at the time. Are you working with a pre-arranged buyer's agent or is this the first time contacting the realtor?

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Posted : April 27, 2018 3:17 pm
Tracy18
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We worked with her on an offer for another property. We were also in STX recently and she showed us a few properties.

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Topic starter Posted : April 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Gator's Mom
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Call or email the broker - not to tattle. Something may be up with the realtor. Communications are still iffy in the VI - realtor could be out of range - health issues, family emergency etc.

We worked with her on an offer for another property. We were also in STX recently and she showed us a few properties.

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Posted : April 27, 2018 3:45 pm
rosesisland
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Are you buying here without having ever lived here? Reason I ask, it's highly recommended not to buy in first year or two. I'm assuming that as you just registered here today. We can list many, many reasons for that advice.

And, as a former Realtor, an offer can be put together within a hour maybe less.
Definitely call the office's Broker. Something isn't right.

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Posted : April 27, 2018 4:30 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Waiting that long is unacceptable! What if someone else buys it out from under you? Or maybe there is a different offer in the works?? Doesn't jive. "Time is of the Essence"

Edit: I would actually require a response from the seller in less than that time frame.

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Posted : April 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Tracy18
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Thank you for all of the information! Documents were received and signed.

Even though I just registered today, I've been reading posts for awhile. My husband and I do know the pros and cons of buying vs. renting...and for us, the pros outweigh the cons. We've been looking for a place to retire when it's time, and we enjoy St. Croix.

Thanks again for all of your input!! Have a great weekend.

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Topic starter Posted : April 27, 2018 5:27 pm
vicanuck
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Welcome to St. Croix!

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Posted : April 27, 2018 6:06 pm
quirion
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Thank you for all of the information! Documents were received and signed.

Even though I just registered today, I've been reading posts for awhile. My husband and I do know the pros and cons of buying vs. renting...and for us, the pros outweigh the cons. We've been looking for a place to retire when it's time, and we enjoy St. Croix.

Thanks again for all of your input!! Have a great weekend.

If that place doesn't work out you can buy my house 🙂

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Posted : April 27, 2018 11:12 pm
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