when property executed.
Done incorrectly, you will end up negotiating with yourself. In that situation you ALWAYS lose!
Done properly, your offer actually removes an obstacle that prevents the buyer from making a decision. As we hear so many times, price is only ONE element in the purchase offer. Each buyer and each seller has their very own 'currency' that creates a unique opportunity to create value.
This is when your agent being present for showings and pursuing feedback from the buyers agent...QUICKLY is essential.
Remember, don't negitiate with yourself,,,,,,add value by removing obstacles.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
One of the hardest things for people to do is to make a decision and the bigger the decision, the harder it is to make. They may want your house but what is holding them back is fear of you rejecting the offer or even just fear of having to fill out all the forms necessary to make the offer. At 13 pages for the offer and addendum A, this is pretty daunting to most people.
If you think your price is fair, then it is OK to write them an offer at your list price as it will at least get the ball rolling. The best that could happen is they'll out and out accept it, the worst is a rejection. Countering, to me, is as good as accepting it as they have accepted your invitation to the negotiating table.
I'd say go for it.