Real estate agents - Is it okay to do this and is it a good idea?

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First - let me mention that my wife is my real estate agent. She is not active other then then to assist with me in my business so she just goes off what I tell her for the most part in terms of listing/price. 

Is it acceptable to send an email to all the agents who showed your home if you have an offer coming in? We just had an agent say they are preparing to submit an offer. My thinking is we had 30+ showings in 24 days - some of those agents clients are possibly looking at other homes or not rushing but might make an offer if they know the home will be contingent.

On so many flips we end up selling the house to someone who looking at the house a month ago so which got me thinking we should let all possible interested parties know?

I call them all when an offer is coming or has been received. So yes, contacting all showing agents is a good idea to me. See where you are standing and light fires to those on the fence.

Originally posted by @Mike Cumbie :

I call them all when an offer is coming or has been received. So yes, contacting all showing agents is a good idea to me. See where you are standing and light fires to those on the fence.

 Do you ever email them if your getting ready to do a price drop? Maybe client was on the fence but a 5% price drop might make them take a second look?

Yes, and look and see if your MLS has "Reverse prospecting". If so it means you can find out which agents have an auto search setup to find properties like yours. Then you can reach out to them. Once an agent says "Nah, my clients want a bigger walk in closet", I cut them off the hook. But as long as they are on the fence, there is nothing wrong with reaching out and sending information as to the status. "Price Drop", "Open house" on Friday. "Based on showing feedback, clients just replaced upstairs windows with new vinyl replacements"