The question of the year perhaps. A buyer makes a written offer of lets say $200,000 with $10,000 towards buyers closings costs. The listing agent texts the buyer agent that the seller will accept $200,000 with $5000 towards the buyer closing costs. The buyer agent makes the change, the buyer initials the change. It is promptly sent to the listing agent for sellers signature.
Then crickets. The listing agent does not respond until much later saying "the text was only the range of what the seller would accept." What does that even mean?
The question before you is the text from the listing agent that said "the seller will accept $200,000 with $5000 credit" a valid counter offer?
Please leave a comment with your answer and take on the situation. Is texting considered "in writing". Wat if it was emailed? The bottom line is that it should be communicated to a buyer and seller how the buying and selling process works. What is and is not a counter offer. What is a meeting of the minds and what is enforceable.
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