Real estate agents saying they have multiple offers

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How far can I push in a professional way to ask an agent to prove they have multiple offers? I put in a rEALLY good but the listing agent is saying that they have multiple “slightly” higher offers. I don’t really believe this agent for some reason. Can agents say they have offers but really don’t? I know it’s unethical to do that but what if they do?

@Tricia Watts this is a tough one. So much of the negotiations revolve around the listing agent acting ethically. If you suspect that there are not multiple offers, you can always offer to beat the highest "written offer" but make it part of your offer that you need to see the written offer you are beating.