We submitted an offer on a short sale today, full price and cash. We almost immediately received a multiple counter offer with a response deadline of Tuesday.
Tuesday, as in four days from now.
In went our highest and best with one important clause – we’re giving the seller until noon tomorrow to accept our highest and best, which is a bit above asking price.
Basically, if the seller has a better offer in hand or thinks he can do better, fine. But if he’s rolling the dice on the advice of his agent and doesn’t end up with a higher offer by Tuesday, then comes looking to us for an accepted deal … it’s over, Johnny.
Enough of the games. Enough of the deceit. Enough of the pointless greed. Especially on a short sale, where the seller benefits not a whit from the final sales price.
Take the offer or not. I no longer give a damn about the reindeer games.