Sunday night, my buyers entered into a bidding war on a Dover, MA property. They were one of 20 offers on the house, which was listed at $1,195,000. Yes, 20 offers in the middle of December. The agent reports about 53 showings over 3 days, and the line of cars on the street certainly supported that claim. My client bid 16% over the asking price and came in second! Ugh!!!! While at the Jingle Ball (a concert for teens at TD Garden) with my kids, I delivered the news that despite offering an incredible deal, we were the first runner up and it wasn't enough to take the prize. The Jonas Brothers were the background music to the scene.