Question: Should I Accept The First Offer On My House?

What is a good first offer on a house?

Many people put their first offer in at 5% to 10% below the asking price as a lot of sellers will price their houses above the actual valuation, to make room for negotiations.

Don’t go in too low or too high for your opening bid.

If you make an offer that’s way below the asking price, you won’t be taken seriously..

Why do sellers wait to accept offers?

Another common reason for a delayed response is if the seller already has an accepted offer, and especially if the accepted offer is close to having a contract signed. In this case, the listing agent may not want to bother with showing the property again unless the deal falls through, and may simply be procrastinating.

Can agents lie about other offers?

As everyone else has said, yes they can lie about other offers but if you have an escalation clause that is being used, they need to present the other offer if requested. … One of the problems with agents is they lie so much its essentially impossible to assume they are telling the truth … or to assume they are lying.

How long does a house offer take to be accepted?

However, this timescale can vary due to a variety of factors, often falling somewhere between 11-21 weeks. Completion day often occurs 7-28 days after exchanging contracts. However, although uncommon, it is possible to exchange and complete on the same day. There are a number of issues that could cause delays.

Do you accept first house offer?

It is normal practice for buyers to offer 5-10% less than the advertised asking price so don’t be surprised if initial offers are a little low. There is no need to accept or reject an offer straightaway, it is perfectly normal to think things over for a day or two.

Do you have to accept a full price offer on your house?

Even when buyers submit an offer at the sellers’ asking price and with no contingencies, there’s no guarantee they’ll get the house. … Home sellers are free to reject or counter even a contingency-free, full-price offers, and aren’t bound to any terms until they sign a written real estate purchase agreement.