Do agents lie about multiple offers? - I've written about this before. It seems to be universal among buyers to believe that the listing agent is always lying when she says she's received another offer. People, it just ain't so. It probably has happened somewhere but there is absolutely no need for a listing agent to make up a story about another offer in hopes of getting a slightly higher price. (see next question) The chance of chasing off a distrusting buyer is too great.