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Fact or Fiction: Is the First Offer Always the Best Offer in Real Estate?

Jessica Evans

For Jessica Evans, real estate is more than a job — it’s a way of life...

For Jessica Evans, real estate is more than a job — it’s a way of life...

May 10 2 minutes read

The truth about accepting the first offer when selling your home.

As a seller in the real estate market, it's not uncommon to hear the phrase, "The first offer is the best offer you're going to get." However, is that true in all cases?

First, know that it's important to recognize there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to real estate. Every situation is unique, and what may work for one seller may not necessarily work for another. That being said, there are certain scenarios when the first offer may indeed be the best one.

For instance, if your house has been on the market for an extended time with no offers and you finally receive one, it may be worth considering. In this case, the limited buyer pool may mean that the first offer is the best that you'll get.

"You need to have a solid understanding of the current market conditions."

Similarly, if the first offer is significantly higher than your asking price, it may also be worth considering. However, it's important to keep in mind that this is not always the case.

In most other scenarios, accepting the first offer may not be the best option. It's essential to have a solid understanding of the current market conditions and what other similar properties are selling for. With this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to make an informed decision about whether to accept the first offer, negotiate, or counter.

The key takeaway here is that while the first offer may be the best one in certain situations, it's not always the case. If you have questions about this, please call or email me. I’d love to hear from you!

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