A: I hear the young couple that came by the other day made an offer on our house.
B: Yes, the potential buyers made an offer this morning.
A: Is the offer a good offer?
B: The offer is pretty good. You asked three hundred thousand and they offered two hundred eighty thousand.
A: I would be willing to take two hundred ninety thousand, but no lower.
B: You could make a counteroffer of two hundred ninety thousand dollars. Would you like to do that?
A: Yes, I would like to make the counteroffer.
B: I will make the counteroffer immediately by phone.
A: What if they don't accept the counteroffer?
B: They can make a counteroffer themselves or state that their first offer stands.
A: I got a message on my machine that you received an offer on my house.
B: Yes, the offer came in late last night. It was too late to call you.
A: Is the offer as high as we were hoping for?
B: They offered two hundred eighty thousand dollars, and you were asking three hundred thousand dollars. They are definitely in the ballpark.
A: I was prepared to go a little lower, but more like two hundred ninety thousand dollars.
B: Would you like to make a counteroffer of two hundred ninety thousand dollars?
A: I definitely would like to make a counteroffer.
B: I will FAX them the counteroffer right away.
A: What if my counteroffer gets turned down?
B: They have an option of making a counteroffer, or they can just reject your counteroffer.
A: Your office called and said that an offer came in on our house.
B: Yes, the offer came in less than an hour ago.
A: How good of an offer did we receive?
B: Their bid was two hundred eighty thousand dollars, and you said that you wanted three hundred thousand dollars. Their bid is a reasonable start.
A: We built a little leeway into the asking price, but I don't want to accept less than two hundred ninety thousand dollars.
B: Sellers frequently make a counteroffer. Would you like to counteroffer two hundred ninety thousand dollars?
A: I think that a counteroffer would be wise at this point.
B: I will contact their agent right away with your counteroffer.
A: What should we do if they don't like the counteroffer?
B: If the seller doesn't want to accept your counteroffer, they can reject it or come up with a counteroffer of their own.