Shanna  Clark (Equity-Utah Valley)

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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I get that question a lot and hate it everytime.  Guess it doesn't hurt to ask but my standard response is...I think they might take a full price offer depending on terms so put it in writing and let's get a response from the one who makes the decision.  There are many variables that go with any offer and we need your offer in writing.  

Nov 29, 2016 11:00 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Make an offer. Through another agent.
I really hate that Q. LOL

Nov 29, 2016 09:14 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

many good answers here..... submit an offer and you'll get an answer.... here are some comps to verify the right price range.... 

Nov 29, 2016 09:13 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It depends upon days-on-the-market here!  I've had buyers determined to 'win' a bidding war with a sub-par Offer on a brand new listing.  I let them know they are not going to get the home at that price but, their family insists they know more than I do!  

I tell them, the seller will take list or above in that instance!

Nov 29, 2016 04:34 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

We know how much they are asking. If you want to make an offer, we can do so. Caveat, if it is too low you may not get a counter. What would you like to do!

Nov 29, 2016 09:08 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Step # 1 Do a CMA for the Buyer/ Price Consoling .

Nov 29, 2016 08:59 AM
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

I always say make an offer and I'll see what I can do.


Nov 29, 2016 08:51 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

@Shanna Clark - as much so that seller is compelled to counter!

Nov 29, 2016 11:24 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If I am representing the seller I tell the buyer that I cannot disclose that information but please make their best offer and I will present it. If I am representing the buyer I respond that I have no way of knowing so make their best offer and I will do my best to negotiate it and get the best terms I can.

Nov 29, 2016 09:19 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Write your highest and best offer and I'll present it to the seller. 

Nov 29, 2016 07:33 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

If they're my buyer, we'll discuss comps and what I think it will most likely take to get the home, the risk of a low offer not being countered, etc..

If I have the seller, "Only the seller knows.  Make an offer and we'll find out!".

Nov 29, 2016 09:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

How low?  Hmm....well, I know that they will take more.

Nov 29, 2016 09:30 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Submit an offer and we'll see what happens

Nov 29, 2016 09:03 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

You won't know until you make your offer. 

Nov 29, 2016 09:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually call the listing agent and have a conversation.  Sometimes they will divulge.

Dec 01, 2016 07:20 PM
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Make highest and best offer in this market

Nov 30, 2016 06:25 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered

Nov 30, 2016 05:13 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

"Submit a COMPLETE written offer and it will be presented to the Seller."

Nov 30, 2016 04:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I would say, "All we know for sure is they will accept the list price!"

We'll find out what they will accept during the offer/negotiation phase.

I would try to talk them out of making an offer that is too low, though. It should be realistic.

Nov 30, 2016 04:52 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

We don't know until we engage them...  Let's review the data and write up a fair offer that allows you some room to negotiate...

Nov 30, 2016 04:34 AM
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

All good answers and a lesson in how to handle your client in negotiations.

Nov 30, 2016 04:08 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Every buyer tries to pay less and every seller expects full price or more. But how low  answer depends on your local market. If it is a new listing and most recent sales had multiple offers and went into contract fast, writing low ball offers would be the best use of your time. 

Nov 29, 2016 11:43 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

If it's not my listing that is an easy answer. I tell them I don't know. 

Nov 29, 2016 08:54 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

The seller will take whatever the listing price is.... 

Nov 29, 2016 08:39 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Let's write an offer and find out.

Nov 29, 2016 08:27 PM
Toronto, ON

The buyer will consider your submitted offer.

Nov 29, 2016 07:50 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Oh MAN do I just LOVE that question!  I tell them "Well, it's listed at 650 but they'll give it to you for 675."  When they say "hey, wait a minute!  No seriously how low will they go." I respond with something along the lines of "well, they're usually the first to go out at the Limbo game."  Eventually I'll be kind and just tell them to bring their best offer and I'll see, but it's only been on the market a couple of days, so I don't expect any movement."

Nov 29, 2016 06:40 PM
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Show them them comparable sales and ask them what they would take if thy were the seller!

Nov 29, 2016 06:27 PM
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

"I don't know...why don't you make an offer and find out?"


Nov 29, 2016 06:01 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Shanna Clark I generally tell buyers make an offer.

Nov 29, 2016 04:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Submit your best offer.

Nov 29, 2016 04:00 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

It sounds like you want to make an offer.  

Nov 29, 2016 03:53 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

I get this question and I always tell them XXXXXX list price. Make us an offer - that's the only way to see where things can go.

Nov 29, 2016 03:48 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Often i expaln to them the market conditions of a shortage of listing and increasing number of buyers. I let them know to make their best offer as they may not get a second chance of another buyer makes a better offer

Nov 29, 2016 03:24 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well that number forma seller will change day by day and as situations change.  Make and offer and work on it.  In my market if you are not at lest at the list price yoiu hae little hope

Nov 29, 2016 02:55 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You don't, have them submit an offer and see what happens

Nov 29, 2016 02:11 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Whether I represent the buyer or the seller, the answer is - I don't know.  The seller probably doesn't even know.  And there is just one way to find out.  But in this area, that's usually moot because it's such a strong seller's market.

Nov 29, 2016 02:03 PM
Derrick Guevremont
Counselor Realty of Rochester - Rochester, MN
Rochester MN Homes for Sale

I have told them we need to write something up to find out.  When they ask me if they think they'd take (ridiculously low offer) I tell them we probably don't need to spend too much time writing that.  All offers must be presented to the seller so I will just ask them verbally if we need to put that on paper.

Nov 29, 2016 01:44 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Your buyer should make an offer they are willing to pay.  We will see how the seller responds to it.

Nov 29, 2016 01:08 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Best way to find out is to make an offer, and see if seller counters it.

Nov 29, 2016 12:55 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I am confused do you represent the seller?

Nov 29, 2016 12:46 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If you represent the seller say make an offer and we will see. If it is a buyer then say let's find out by making an offer.

Nov 29, 2016 12:30 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Chapter 1, Agency

Nov 29, 2016 12:26 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would say, write an offer.  

Nov 29, 2016 11:35 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

What are the normal listing to sale ratios of that town in the MLS? You should have that info in your brain always. Then just say that is the norm so you can get an idea.

Nov 29, 2016 11:24 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is a way to lead up to that by examing the market, subject property, condition and other misc. factors...Along the way, it will all surface

Nov 29, 2016 10:15 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The owner will review ALL offers. The owner however is not going to negotiate against himself. So, let's give him an offer to work with. Oh, you don't want to offend the owner. That's why there is a "No Offense" price shown.

Maybe I won't use the last two sentences.

Nov 29, 2016 10:04 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Rather you approach the listing agent like I have a very strong buyer and he thinks it is worth $balah price is it going to work for your client?  The worst approach is send an insulating low ball.

Nov 29, 2016 10:01 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I need more information to answer this question. What is the price point and who am I representing?

If I'm representing the buyer, I would share the comps and suggest they don't drift too far off from the market value. Some sellers are insulted and won't counter.

Nov 29, 2016 10:01 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If it is too low they may not respond and you will not know until it is recorded!

Nov 29, 2016 09:48 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

All buyers want to know that but I can only give comps, I have no idea what the seller will accept. However, I can do some research such as how much of a loan does the seller carry, if any. I might have heard that he's going through a divorce or job change which is something I can share if I'm the buyers agent exclusively. In a dual agency situation, this gets very tricky and I stay with the sentence, "make an offer and you will find out."

Nov 29, 2016 09:45 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

"The property is listed for $x."

Nov 29, 2016 09:28 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Shanna Clark Have your agent submit an offer and I will present it and get back to you.

Nov 29, 2016 09:23 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Write us an offer and we'll get back to you.

Nov 29, 2016 09:15 AM