Reasons A Seller May Refuse an Offer to Buy Real Estate

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Am I entitled to know why my offer on a particular house was refused by the seller? I’m going through 2 realtors (the “seller’s” representative and my “buyer” representative) and I feel as though my offer wasn’t even presented since it was actually more than the seller wanted and someone else’s offer was accepted.


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Truly, finding that dream home can be a daunting experience. Hang in there. As far as the presentation of the offer, unless your buyer’s agent has told you otherwise, there should be no reason to believe that your offer was not presented. Sometimes, conditions of the offer may make all the difference. Perhaps the other offer had better terms as far as escrow time frame, financing, FICO score.

Have a meeting with your agent to discuss this situation and get their feedback on what they feel was the reason might help. It could have been something in your offer, other than price, that may have let this one get away. Step back and regroup your strategy, strengths and weaknesses, with your agent. Take a deep breath and move on.

Answered almost 8 years ago

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