Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'm not getting any difference. I think that luxury always uses offered vs asking in the lower price ranges.

Dec 24, 2020 10:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No difference in my mind ... it is a matter of semantics ... a choice of the use of the word "asking" or "offered".  The intention behind the use of any word may vary. 

Dec 24, 2020 10:27 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Not in my mind. Actually I don't recall using either word.  It's simply listed at.........

Dec 24, 2020 11:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

TomAto, tomAHto, Richie! JK

Here is my take on the two...

- 'Asking' sends the buyer a message that the sellers are negotiable.

- 'Offered at' makes the buyer feel fortunate to have the property offered to them at said price. 

Or IS it tomAto, tomAHto?!

Dec 24, 2020 02:52 PM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

In the GOOD OLD DAYS! That was a technique used in our ads and it worked great on getting the phones to ring. But those days are sadly gone!!! LOL

Dec 24, 2020 12:30 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, a semantical one.  Asking implies that the price is not firm and less may be accpetable.  Offered implies "this is where the bidding starts."  If you dig down further into it, "asking" is a word of weakness.  I'm asking you for something, for help, for a handout... or in this case to pay me the list price.  Offered is a word of strength.  I am telling you what the house will go for.  This is the offer, take it or leave it.

Dec 24, 2020 11:05 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Buyers, sellers and agents will know what you mean using either term, I believe.

Dec 24, 2020 04:40 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Such wording conveys a seller willing to engage in the conversation.

For Sale: $650,127 does not convey the same friendliness.
Today, with a tsunami of real estate data and information, buyers tend to ignore the MSRP or understand the first offer is just to get the house off the market and start the DOM penalty.
Seller/Listing agents seem reluctant to protect the owner from such predation.

Dec 26, 2020 06:24 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The asking price in an MLS listing is considered an offer to bid. In some parts of the country that use Market Value Pricing they use a range. So either way, other than an obligtion to pay on the sellers part under certain conditions, Asking or Offered are one in the same.

Dec 25, 2020 04:02 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Does if really matter if we ues either or neither of these.  Most people dont see the words any way, they are just scanning for the price.

Dec 24, 2020 11:18 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No just agents trying to be different, imho

Dec 26, 2020 03:46 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would think this is the same thing, just another way to state it.

Dec 25, 2020 07:30 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I tend to use "offered or presented".  I feel it is a more polite form of selling. (but then again, I'm Canadian and what do I know? lol)


Dec 25, 2020 04:23 AM