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I JUST RECEIVED AN OFFER BUT I REFUSE TO COUNTER
Dan, Thanks for sharing this advice for sellers, it is critical advice for sellers to be able to sell their homes! It stinks to get low offers, but interest is interest, and pride can't get in the way of business-very wise advise that we all sometimes forget.
Have you ever been involved in selling a home where an offer was made and you refused to counter the buyers offer? Here is some advice for sellers to consider, especially in today’s economic environment.
If a buyer has taken the time to put an offer on paper and submit it to your listing agent, I think you would agree that this is a good sign that they are interested in purchasing your home.
Your agent calls and says, “great news, we just received an offer!” They come over to review it with you and you immediately get defensive. The offer price is way too low or the terms of the contract aren’t favorable. These terms could include financing contingencies, a long and drawn out closing date or a request for you to pay some of the buyers closing costs.
Do your best to leave your emotions out of this! Consider this a business transaction ... more
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