One of the most often asked questions from my buyers is "Why didn't the seller counter my offer?" The answer depends not only on the offer itself, but also the sellers perspective.
Many buyers mistakenly assume the seller will always counter their offer and how much the seller will counter. In actuality, the opposite is more often the case.
While most offers do receive some kind of counter, I am careful to instruct my buyers not to assume how much the counter offer will be and that it is quite possible the seller may not counter at all.
There are a number of reasons the seller may not counter an offer: Here are just a few of the more common:
Seller may feel offer was so low and too far from their asking price to effectively negotiate.…