Judy Patterson - Paramount Realty Group, North Grafton, MA


As a first-time home seller, you may feel the need to make a counter-offer based on a homebuyer's initial proposal. However, if the homebuyer rejects your counter-offer, you may be forced to return to square one in your efforts to sell your house and obtain the best price for it.

A homebuyer's rejection of a counter-proposal is not the end of a home selling journey. And for home sellers who know how to proceed after a counter-proposal is rejected, they may be able to streamline the process of getting the optimal price for any residence, at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips that a first-time home seller can use to handle a rejected counter-proposal on his or her house.

1. Consider the Homebuyer's Perspective

Why did a homebuyer reject your counter-proposal? A first-time home seller should consider why a homebuyer decided to move on from a house after a counter-proposal was submitted and learn from the experience.

For example, if a home seller held firm on his or her home price, a homebuyer may have been unwilling to pay this amount. Thus, a home seller may want to consider lowering the price of his or her residence in to help stir up interest from large groups of potential homebuyers.

2. Review All of Your Options

A first-time home seller who submits a counter-proposal and receives a rejection from a homebuyer still has plenty of options, regardless of the current state of the housing market.

For instance, a home seller can keep the price of his or her house intact. Then, this home seller can await potential offers that match or exceed his or her expectations.

On the other hand, a home seller may choose to conduct assorted home improvements to upgrade his or her house's interior and exterior. These upgrades can make a world of difference in the eyes of homebuyers, and as a result, may make a home more attractive than other residences that are currently available.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a difference-maker for a first-time home seller, and for good reason. This housing market professional can offer expert guidance that a home seller may struggle to obtain elsewhere and ensure that a property seller can make informed decisions at each stage of the home selling journey.

With a real estate agent at your side, you can map out your next steps in the home selling journey accordingly.

Typically, a real estate agent will be able to tell you why a homebuyer rejected a counter-proposal on your residence. As such, you can learn from the experience and gain the insights you need to prevent the same problem from happening once again.

Selling a home can be difficult, particularly for those who have listed a residence for the first time. A real estate agent will help you take the guesswork out of selling your residence and do everything possible to ensure you can get the best possible price for your house.

Ready to overcome a rejected counter-proposal on your home? Use these tips, and you can proceed with confidence along the home selling journey.



45 W Main St, Upton, MA 01568

Single-Family

$495,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Upton Ma, a small town community with a lot to offer, from great schools to commuter convenience.close to 495 and I-90, On market due to sellers relocation. This gorgeous Antigue Replica home designed to look like the historic Freeman Farm in Sturbridge Village. features include, updated kitchen, granite counters, stone flooring, SS Appliances, open to large family room with wide pine floors, fireplace and vaulted ceilings with loft and exposed beams.Built in shelving, storage cabinets, french doors to the private outdoor oasis. inground pool and outdoor shower. newer half bath with entrance to pool area. living room with gorgeous fireplace, dining room with wide pine floors and fireplace. A first floor bedroom and full bath complete the first floor. Upstairs you will find two generous size bedrooms with double wide closets and pine floors and a full bath. Home sits off the road w/ private manicured landscaping. Det. large 2 car gar. w/ full loft for home office potential.
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After you add your house to the real estate market, it may be only a matter of days before you receive the first offer on your residence.

Ultimately, the initial offer on your home may prove to be the best proposal for a number of reasons, including:

1. The offer matches or exceeds your expectations.

An informed home seller understands the condition of his or her house, and as such, sets realistic expectations for the home selling journey.

For a home seller, it is paramount to conduct a home appraisal before you list your residence. With this appraisal, you can learn about your residence's strengths and weaknesses and price your house accordingly.

Furthermore, a home appraisal will help you understand the true value of your home. And if you receive an initial offer that matches or surpasses your expectations, you should have no trouble accepting the proposal and moving forward with a home sale.

2. The offer corresponds to the current state of the real estate market.

Operating in a buyer's market is far different from operating in a seller's market, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

In a buyer's market, there is an abundance of high-quality houses and a shortage of property buyers. This means a buyer's market typically favors property buyers over property sellers.

On the other hand, a seller's market usually favors property sellers. This market includes many property buyers and a shortage of top-notch houses. Thus, the likelihood of receiving a terrific first offer may increase in a seller's market and decrease in a buyer's market.

As a home seller, it is essential to allocate the necessary time and resources to learn about the housing market. If you understand the differences between a buyer's market and a seller's market, you can identify a great initial offer on your house.

3. The offer is a must-accept in the eyes of your real estate agent.

When it comes to selling a house, it often is a wonderful idea to work with a real estate agent. In fact, this housing market professional may prove to be a difference-maker at each stage of the home selling journey.

A real estate agent will help you list your residence, promote it to potential homebuyers and set up home showings and open houses. That way, he or she can make it easy for you to generate substantial interest in your residence as soon as it becomes available.

Perhaps most important, a real estate agent is happy to provide honest, unbiased home selling recommendations. This housing market professional will help you differentiate between a mediocre initial offer and a stellar one and ensure you can make informed home selling decisions.

Lastly, be sure to analyze the initial offer on your home closely before you accept it. By taking a diligent approach to this home proposal, you can evaluate the pros and cons of it and make the best possible decision based on your individual needs.


Welcome to Upton Ma, a small town community with a lot to offer, from great schools to commuter convenience.close to 495 and I-90, On market due to sellers relocation. This gorgeous Antigue Replica home designed to look like the historic Freeman Farm in Sturbridge Village. features include, updated kitchen, granite counters, stone flooring, SS Appliances, open to large family room with wide pine floors, fireplace and vaulted ceilings with loft and exposed beams.Built in shelving, storage cabinets, french doors to the private outdoor oasis. inground pool and outdoor shower. newer half bath with entrance to pool area. living room with gorgeous fireplace, dining room with wide pine floors and fireplace. A first floor bedroom and full bath complete the first floor. Upstairs you will find two generous size bedrooms with double wide closets and pine floors and a full bath. Home sits off the road w/ private manicured landscaping. Det. large 2 car gar. w/ full loft for home office potential.

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