Posted by Reif on April 06, 1999 at 23:53:28:
I didn’t quite follow your offer strategy, but it doesn’t really matter as long as YOU understand it.
What I would do is ask the real estate agent for a meeting with the seller. Find out what the seller needs. If your offer meets those needs, then make the offer. If the agent wants the details, tell the agent that you will close as contracted and on time. If you don’t, that’s what earnest money is for.
If they don’t like it - well, I’m a new guy, but I’d leave the SELLER your number and tell him you’re ready to listen to any counter offer when they’re ready.