“Those two in the bush may never be yours Mr Seller … Take the One in your Hand !!!!”


Sheldon does a great job of making some fine points about a seller’s reaction at the first offer when it arrives sooner rather than later.  A bird in the hand today is worth alot.

Via Sheldon Neal ~ That British Agent ~ Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ – RE/MAX Real Estate Limited):



Dear Monsieur Seller ~

I understand that your home has only been on the market for 5 days and you already have an offer, but that doesnt mean that there will be a bunch more offers to follow as the weeks go on.

Yes I did hear you when you said Well heck if we got an offer so fast then we must have underpriced the home, and so I am SURE we’ll get a higher offer if we wait !

But just maybe we got the offer because we did a terrific job pricing your home fairly, and prepared your home so well that the first people who walked in were extremely impressed !

So let’s thank the buyer for the offer, and let them know we would like to work with them, and give them a counter offer.

I know you would like to just reject the offer and wait for the next two or three offers to come in, but the funny thing is, that in many cases, as the weeks go by, the offers (if they come) are often lower as more time goes by.

… and in addition, we still are not sure exactly why that other listing on your street has been on the market for almost 6 months.

So, with all that in mind, I strongly suggest you consider trying to work with this offer in your hand.

Your Loving, Caring Realtor,




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Sheldon Neal is a Realtor® with RE/MAX, specializing in Homes For Sale in Bergen County, NJ.

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