How often have you said "no" to an offer?


by arlie , in category: Successful Realtor Practices , 4 years ago

When it comes to selling homes, you have to expect people are going to want to low-ball you for some properties. I have found myself saying no to offers quite a number of times. I ask a bit above what I am willing to take expecting people to want to put an offer in at less than what I am asking but I have had people try to get as much as 70 grand off of what I was asking before and that is WAY too much. So I find myself saying "no" a lot.

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5 answers


by luther , 4 years ago

Oh, this happens all the time.

It's not really a surprise though. Who doesn't try to grab a bargain on something when the price is generally negotiable. Although some people put in ridiculous offers.


by camille , 4 years ago

There are some very good reasons to decline a job offer. Basically it comes down to an unavoidable fact: taking an offer you’re unhappy with can end badly, and it’s hard to look for another offer once you’ve taken this new one.

by alexie_adams , 4 years ago

I have said no on my own behalf and no on the homeowner's behalf. There have been cases when the offer was really good and the homeowner just didn't want to settle for anything less than their asking value.


by penelope , 4 years ago

Recently, not a whole lot. Sales in my area have been put off for awhile because of COVID and I deal more with buying properties to resell them. Me and my husband with a few family members buy fixer-uppers.


by brant , 4 years ago

A number of times actually. This happens when people are really looking to stiff you over a huge percentage of the property. I just can't go over 10% myself. So if a home is selling for 400k, anything over 40k is not acceptable.