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Low ball offers do not mean the buyers are bad people!

I have seen sellers get upset about a low offer.

They even vilify a buyer because of it.

But, even a low offer is a live person interested in your home.

Many times the buyer will come up to a better price.  You just have to

counter and see what they decide.

Buyers are just like sellers...they want to get the best deal they can!


Comment balloon 9 commentsWilliam Feela • January 22 2017 02:32AM


You are absolutely correct!  I had a buyer who offered really low, but I was able to bring her up half way!  Very intense, but the buyer really really wanted the property.

Posted by Marilynda Watts, Real Estate Broker Serving San Bernardino County (WRC Realty) over 3 years ago

And, it was an all cash offer.....

Posted by Marilynda Watts, Real Estate Broker Serving San Bernardino County (WRC Realty) over 3 years ago

The same sellers who are insulted and incensed over a low offer are the ones who will give a low offer when its their turn to buy!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 3 years ago

It's all business, keep the transaction moving, have both agentswork the deal, and keep communicating. 

Posted by Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert, THE BEACH IS OPEN (PrimeSouth Properties) over 3 years ago


We see this all the time. Sellers really need to consider the mind set of the buyer and what they are doing, at least in a market that is not a seller's market where low offers don't seem to happen. An offer is a way to start the negotiation. Seller should not be angry with buyer making an offer, but at the buyers who don't.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 3 years ago

As I always tell my clients... that low ball offer is only a door opening for further negotiations. No reason to be insulted. What's insulting is when no one makes any offer for your home. And then there are cultures where they just can't do a transaction without significant negotiating... so they will start low to play the game.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 3 years ago

An offer is a live person interested in what you want to sell.  Everybody wants a good deal

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

Just showed a home to a qualified buyer. Property is listed at market according to my analysis. Buyer wants to offer 50%. REALLY?!? 

Posted by Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management) over 3 years ago

I think we would have a whole lot less animosity and more accepted offers if the parties could meet while submitting offers.  Much more of a warm human exchange than third parties emailing paperwork.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago