Hello, As an owner with a house going to auction, would you instruct your real estate agent to not receive any pre-auction offers? I have been monitoring a house going to auction and cannot bid at the auction so was considering making an offer before or after if it passes in. I have been chatting to the real estate agent over the email and asked if the owner's were open to considering a pre-auction offer. Almost immediately the reply was "No. Will be sold at auction." No niceties or anything and with no idea of my potential offer. Surely the owners would want to hear if someone was willing to make an offer and still reserve their right to accept or not and go to auction. If this was my real estate agent I would be pretty annoyed. Just wondering your thoughts.