Dear Grumps,
I put in an offer on the house, and the seller is taking his sweet time responding to it. Isn’t there some kind of maximum timeframe? Is he just stringing me along, waiting for a better offer to come?
Antsy Ed

Dear Ants in Ed’s Pants,
You need to talk to your realtor, because something is definitely amiss. Maybe the seller is sitting on other offers and is holding out for the “Big” one…they want to keep you on the hook in case nothing else pans out. Any realtor worth their salt will add verbiage that puts a deadline for the seller to respond or you back out. Heaven forbid the seller’s agent never presented your offer. Anyway, your agent should be proactive and get to the bottom of the delay.