Just because the seller didn't take you offer, doesn't mean they mad

Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

A few months back i had an agent ask if the sellers were mad. 

No why, I asked.

Well, they didn't take our offer and countered on the high side.

Hmmmm, As I had searched the current market value and found our counter was about 5% below market, my seller didn't think they were on the high side.

Besides, You have not talked with my seller, how would you know if they were mad or not.


Just because you gave a generous offer, at least in your eyes, doesn't always translate into a generous offer for the seller.

Comments (6)

Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

William, this is a good example of beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Nov 07, 2013 05:33 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon William

William my AR friend, one thing which can be counted on, is the fact that its a bit hard to know what is going on in someone elise's head.

Happiness sure is Homemade

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Nov 07, 2013 05:37 AM
Gayle Beyer
Welcome Center Realty 772-336-8583, FLA777 - Port St Lucie, FL
Port St Lucie FL Real Estate Broker

When it comes to negotiating, accepting, not accepting ect... is isn't personal, just business. The seller's clearly feel they did not get an acceptable offer, that is it.

Nov 07, 2013 05:54 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Bill ~ I agree with Gayle.  It sounds like the other agent has involved his own personal feeling.

Nov 07, 2013 01:26 PM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Some people seam to thinking they are much more important and powerful than they really are.

Nov 07, 2013 10:44 PM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I don't get some people.  Getting mad doesn't solve anything.

Some people like to haggle more than others.

Nov 08, 2013 03:39 AM