The Second Most Asked Question

Reblogger Karyn Smith Woody
Real Estate Agent with Harry Norman Realtors GA#255705 NC#204194

Great post written by Margaret Rome. I tell my sellers this all the time! Thanks Margaret!

Original content by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 311291


Is it negotiable?



This is almost always the second question after asking for the price. 


Hmm...Isn't everything in life negotiable?


I have seen many low offers that have made it through to closing.

You cannot insult me with a low ball offer and I will not allow my seller to be insulted. 


The people who visited your home, showed your home and made NO offer...were the insulting ones. 




When someone takes time to write, submit, provide financial proof, choses a lender, a title company, produces earnest money, decides on various dates.. closing, inspections etc.. and...

signs forty pages..

that is not an insult..that is an offer!


 Make me an offer. Margaret Rome


The seller does NOT have to accept.. but it is the start of negotiations. 

Please respond with a thank you. 

Even in a sellers market, even if it is really low, even if you and the seller "think" it's an NOT convey that to the buyer and agent.

If it cannot be negotiated...just an

" We appreciate the offer but no thank you."

  works very well.

Even when there are multiple offers...this is the right response.


 submit an offer Margaret Rome



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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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I tell people I can't answer that question because I can't speak for my seller. Submit and we'll see where it goes.

Sep 04, 2018 01:44 PM #1
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Karyn Smith Woody  Thanks for the reblog. 

Sep 04, 2018 01:57 PM #2
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Great Re-Blog Karyn Smith Woody - and - an excellent and true Blog Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland.  I have seen low-ball Offers that could offend if you let it - and it can also be the start of negotiations, where there originally weren't any.  I agree that everything in life can be negotiable! 

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