A: I was calling to see if the buyers had accepted my counteroffer.
B: Yes, actually they just called back with a counteroffer of their own.
A: Is the counteroffer close to the asking price?
B: The counteroffer is for ten thousand less than your asking price.
A: I didn't really want to go that low in my pricing.
B: I agree that that price is too low. Your home is in good shape, and you should get a better price for it.
A: What should I do at this point?
B: Since you don't want to go any lower, we can notify them that you are rejecting their latest offer.
A: Can you take care of that for me and get back to me?
B: I will let them know that your counteroffer was the lowest price that you will accept.
A: Has there been any word about whether the buyers have accepted my counteroffer?
B: Yes, I was going to call you this morning. Your buyers have responded with a counteroffer.
A: Is the counteroffer a good one?
B: They are now offering ten thousand less than your asking price.
A: That is really a bit lower in price than I would like to go.
B: I think that your feelings are valid. You have a beautiful home and can afford to wait for a better offer.
A: What is the next step?
B: You can flat-out reject their offer and see what they come up with.
A: I would like you to notify them that I am rejecting their offer.
B: I will notify the buyers that you will not accept their counteroffer.
A: I was wondering if the buyers have accepted my counteroffer.
B: Yes, I just faxed you the information an hour ago. The buyers have a counteroffer for you.
A: How much did they counteroffer?
B: They now are offering to pay ten thousand less than your asking price.
A: I am not really ready to accept that low of a price.
B: I wouldn't accept that price either. Your home is in a good area and should command a higher price.
A: Where do we go from here?
B: We should notify them that you are rejecting their current offer. They might choose to offer a higher price.
A: Please let the buyers know that I am rejecting their offer.
B: I will take care of that right away. They may or may not raise their offer.
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