Offer Received on Summit County Home

By The Walsh Group


Your Summit County, Colorado property is for sale, and your Summit County real estate professional has just called to say you received an offer on your Summit County home. What happens next’


If you truly want to sell your Summit County, Colorado real estate, your highest priority should be to help make the sale happen. Even if the offer is low, look at it as a positive indicator that someone would like to live in this Summit County CO condo or home. Every offer deserves your careful consideration.


Be gracious. Keep in mind that a buyer was interested enough to make a written offer and then to provide an earnest-money deposit. This offer may be the first step to a suitable compromise. Think clearly, and avoid letting emotions rule your final decision; something your real estate professional can help you do.


Next, be certain the buyer is qualified to complete the purchase. Your real estate professional will help you learn about the buyer’s financial position, available down payment, and ability to complete the transaction.

Ask questions. Your real estate professional will explain complicated terms or conditions and how they impact the transaction. To make an informed decision, you must understand the offer.


Consider all offers. You can accept, reject, or make a counter-offer. Your real estate professional will explain both the benefits and limitations of the offer. Always avoid outright rejection. Think long and hard and look for ingenious ways to close the gap a little if you really believe that an offer is too low.


Freeing yourself and your assets to move on to your new job, relationship, or project could be worth tens of thousands of dollars in the long run. Remember, it’s not where you start, but where you end up that’s important!


Finally, respond quickly to all offers. Serious buyers want to negotiate with serious sellers and they rarely wait around for long.