Across the country, listings are being scooped up so quickly that there’s little inventory accumulation. Contract signings increased 23.3% year over year in March, according to the National Association of REALTORS® Pending Home Sales Index. Buyer demand has indeed created a hot market, but it’s also putting pressure on agents to help their clients compete amid multiple offers.
Unfortunately, multiple-offer situations can lead to some bumps in the road, said NAR Associate Counsel Deanne Rymarowicz during the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers Forum at the virtual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings on Wednesday. “But if you adhere to some key principles and risk management tips, you can help avoid complaints and fair housing issues while helping both the seller and the buyer understand their offers,” she said.