Not countering an offer?

Dated: 12/03/2018

Views: 18

Not Countering an Offer?

While everyone would love to get the most for their home, as the seller, you also need to keep a realistic balance. It is too easy to get hung up on the starting number in an offer when the focus should be on what the end result is.


"The opening offer is simply that –a starting point."


It gets a conversation going and results in hopefully a happy medium that is amenable to the buyer and seller. Not countering an offer is like having a one way conversation. It won’t work. How can you move to sold if you can’t have a dialogue of back and forth? It doesn’t mean that the buyers aren’t serious, they are simply being conservative in their first offer to get a feel for how the negotiation is going to go. It doesn’t mean that is the most they are willing to pay unless the offer was positioned that way.

Failure to counter sends a discouraging signal to the buyer that can create an uncomfortable situation, perceived or real. Buyers want to do business with sellers who are eager to do business with them. You don’t have to give away the store to do so, but certainly responding with a number in good faith is a step in the right direction.




Need help with getting you started with that conversation? Let's start our conversation (HERE)

Blog author image

Kenneth Manesse

Helping you experience something new in Las Vegas that's guaranteed. Real Estate with less stress!....

Latest Blog Posts

Effort and expense that will significantly boost your home’s perceived value.

When selling a home in today’s market, it’s important to consider all the options to help make it stand out and appear move-in ready to selective buyers. Which improvements require the

Read More

Amateur photography vs high-quality professional real estate photography.

It’s easy to tell the difference between amateur photography and high-quality professional real estate photography. There really is no comparison, and your buyers will immediately recognize

Read More

This one thing can quickly turn a buyer away!

Walking into a home that smells odd or foul can quickly turn a buyer the other way. In some cases, homeowners may be accustomed to the smell of their home and not even realize that it may smell off

Read More

How to choose the right real estate professional for you!

So, how do you choose the right real estate professional for you? The right individual will be different for every transaction, homebuyer, and seller. You need to decide if having a few extra years

Read More