Special offer

The Second Most Asked Question

Reblogger Steffy Hristova
Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 SA585680000

I wholeheartedly agree with Margaret Rome's position that making a low-ball offer is not an insult. The insult is not having an offer. A low-ball offer is starting a conversation.

Original content by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 311291


Is it negotiable?



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


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


Many low offers have made it through to closing.

You cannot insult me with a low ball offer and you should not allow the 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 insult...do 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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Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor®

HomeSmart Elite Group
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

A great post to re-blog. You have nothing till you start a conversation, you never know where you might end up.

Dec 13, 2023 08:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Steffy and great information to share with us today in the Rain.  Hope you are ready for Christmas.

Dec 13, 2023 08:30 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Steffy,
Margaret's wisdom is always worthy of a reblog.

Dec 13, 2023 08:37 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I never think an offer is an insult...I do think it could be a huge mistake in negotiation depending on the conditions.

Dec 13, 2023 11:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this reblog selection. Margaret offers good advice.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 23, 2023 08:11 AM