Posted by Brent_IL on April 07, 2002 at 16:01:28:
In my opinion only, you’re making a classic mistake in trying to get your offers accepted.
In this case, you have decided on three offers and asked the seller to choose one. He or she may choose none. He may choose not to look at the offer.
The way to get a high percentage of offers accepted is to talk to the sellers to find out what the really need from the sale, get together, and to jointly build an offer with them that will satisfy their needs. Otherwise, you?re the only party to the negotiations.
If sellers only need one thing of importance out of the sale, and you find a way to give it to them, the sellers will give you everything that you’re asking for to buy the house.
The time to consider the reasonableness of an offer is before you make it.