Pretty sure its illegal for agents to keep copies of deals. Even brokerage trade record files are to be destroyed after 2 years no? Cary would have a better idea of that.. As for presenting offers in person.. Some old-school agents practice NLP techniques to try to subliminally implant ideas on unsuspecting buyers so it is generally not a good idea to let agents present in person... If I am presenting in a multiple offer situation I can always tell if I have the best offer by obvious "tells" that both the agents and the sellers are exibiting because they usually wouldn't know a poker face to save their lives... There may be some advantages to presenting in person if you know what they are, but I make everybody fax me offers because it usually just comes down to numbers - not personalities.