9. Accepting an Offer















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A: So how much did the buyers bid on our house?

B: Your asking price was three hundred thousand dollars. The potential buyers offered two hundred ninety thousand dollars.

A: That's a great offer!

B: Yes, it is a good offer. Before you accept, we should look at some details.

A: What else do we need to look at?

B: They want you to pay all closing costs. Of course, they are making the sale contingent on an inspection showing no major defects in the house.

A: I think that that sounds fair.

B: You could put in a counteroffer, but I know that these buyers also have their eye on another house down the street.

A: I definitely want to accept their offer.

B: Excellent decision! I will notify them immediately.


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A: I am so anxious to hear what the bid was on our house!

B: Remember that we set the asking price at three hundred thousand dollars. The first offer is two hundred ninety thousand dollars.

A: That's way better than I expected so early in the game!

B: The offer is definitely a good one, but let's make sure we look at the whole picture.

A: What are the other considerations?

B: They want you to pay for the inspection, but they want to pick out the inspector. If the house is defective, they will want out of the deal.

A: I don't have a problem with that.

B: You could make them a counteroffer, but I know that you need a timely sale.

A: Please notify the buyers that I have accepted their offer.

B: I think that you are making the right choice. I will phone the buyers right away!


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A: What did the buyers offer us on our house?

B: With the original asking price at three hundred thousand dollars, the buyers are willing to pay two hundred ninety thousand dollars.

A: I am really pleased with that offer.

B: I agree that the offer is in the ballpark. We need to consider everything before you accept.

A: Besides the selling price, what else is there to consider?

B: They want you to pay to have the cracks in the back wall fixed and a couple of the roof tiles replaced.

A: All of that is acceptable to me.

B: A counteroffer by you is always a possibility, but their price is very close to your asking price. You could risk losing the sale.

A: I wish to officially accept their offer.

B: This is a win-win situation for both you and the buyer. I am sure that you will both be happy with your decision.


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