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We represent our clients professionally and responsibly. We’ll submit any offer our buyers request that we submit, but there are some things you might not realize about the “lowball” offer and how it might actually hurt your home search.

For many sellers (even those who you think might be a little desperate to sell), the lowball offer can come across as frivolous, or even insulting. If you’re truly interested in the home, bidding so low can actually backfire badly. Insulted sellers are less willing to negotiate and in many cases won’t even submit a counter offer.

Now, this might not be the end of the line with that seller, but if you do decide to make an offer closer to something the seller is willing to accept, you may find them utterly inflexible when it comes to negotiations. Basically, the lowball experience leaves a bad taste in the mouth, while a reasonable offer opens the door.

Feel free to call us or email us with your thoughts or questions. We are here to help you make an important decision and we are here to help navigate you through the home buying process in a win-win fashion. Kevin and Jennifer Hanley, REALTORS http://www.HanleyHomeTeam.com 904-422-7626 Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners Southside

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