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So the offer is very low...now what?

You finally get an offer on your home, and it is low.


So what do yo do.


First go into a private room and scream, jump and kick your feet.

Get it out of your system.


Now, let's get down to business.

Just because the offer is low it doesn't mean they will go away.

The buyer most likely will wait to see what you have to say.


An offer comes with a LIVE person!

Give a counter that you can work with and see what the buyer has to say.

Remember...You have a live buyer, don't let them get away.




Comment balloon 8 commentsWilliam Feela • August 30 2017 03:10AM


Hi William

It's so often very emotional when a low offer comes in, but sellers should be pleased that have an offer that can perhaps be negotiated, as opposed to having no offer at all!


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

Good morning William.

It happens, like you wrote kick, scream and get it out of your system, move on and negotiate

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 3 years ago

Hi William -- while it may be low -- very low -- it's still an offer.   A review of the terms may reveal the motivation for both sides.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 3 years ago

Good morning William. Always counter, always! I had a seller counter over list price and a buyer come back with a counter close enough to the asking price to strike a deal. You never know, always counter!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 3 years ago

I have seen someone low ball a property and then come back and pay nearly full price.

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

Good morning William. You are so right about this and you are correct. Terrific.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

Sage advice, William! I love the kicking and screaming comment - then, let's get down to business!

You're also right - just because it's low, doesn't mean you can't get them up to your price. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 3 years ago

Any offer can be negotiated! We alwasy hope the buyer and seller can come to an agreement.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 3 years ago