Posted by The Keen Team on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 7:39:41 AM By The Keen Team / July 6, 2008 Comment
It's one of the most common phrases I hear when presenting offers to my clients in this market - "I'm insulted. Tell them I'm not interested."
Truth is, if you're not interested in getting an offer (even if it's a low offer) you might be better off taking your house off the market.
Here's a quick tip for Seller's out there braving the current market. Don't be insulted with by the Buyer that submits an offer on your home. Be insulted with the other people that have come through your house and have did think enough of it to make an offer. Those are the ones you want to get upset with, not the ones that like your house so much they're willing to go through the time and effort of sending you an offer. These folks are trying to buy your home.
Call me crazy but it might be worth your time to see what you can do to negotiate with this person. That's why Counter Offers exist.