Our marketing blitz from last week on The Mini House was successful in getting about a dozen buyers through the house within a couple days, which was good. And while I would have liked to have gotten more, I’m still happy that we ended up with a single offer coming from that group.
The offer was much lower than our first offer, but is still reasonable and still would allow us to make our minimum profit target. The only issue is that after getting the offer, the agent suddenly became difficult to communicate with.
Specifically, we received the offer on Thursday evening. We sent back a counter-offer on Friday morning, asking for more earnest money and a quick appraisal (just in case we had more problems). Given that these were are only stipulations on the offer, we expected a quick acceptance.
Come Friday night, we hadn’t heard anything, so my wife called the agent, who acted annoyed that we were bothering her. She said she’d talk to her clients over the weekend and get back to us. As of Monday, we still hadn’t heard back from her, so my wife called her again. This time, she said she would talk to her clients later in the day and get back to us.
It’s now late Tuesday night, and we still haven’t heard anything. I don’t know if that means the counter-offer isn’t going to be accepted or if the agent/buyers are just dragging their feet for some unknown reason. Either way, we’re still marketing and showing the property to other buyers, so we’re not slowing down just because of this situation.
I’ll let you know when we hear something more…