Step 14 to Selling Your Home: You didn’t accept the buyer’s offer. What now?

Step 14 to Selling Your Home - We couldn’t come to agreeable terms with the buyer. What now?

You received and offer but after negotiating with the buyer but you haven’t been able to come to an agreement.

It’s okay to be disappointed, but sometimes you just can’t come to an agreement, and that’s just fine.

When we listed your home we found out what your bottom line is. If we receive what you perceive to be a lowball offer we’ll present the buyer’s agent with a counter offer. We believe you should counter all offers you aren’t willing to accept. Even if the offer price is significantly less than you’d be willing to accept.

Simply stated, some buyers like to test the waters to see how low sellers are willing to go. Don’t take it personally. The buyer isn’t trying to take advantage of you.


The buyers don’t know you.

They’re just trying to get the best deal they can. Sometimes what’s best for them doesn’t match up to what’s best for you and when that happens there’s no deal to be made.

What does this mean for you?

We will continue the process of showings, marketing, and open houses. Keep a positive outlook, we will find the perfect buyer!

Questions? Please give us a call at 703-539-2053 or email us at [email protected].

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Step 1: Hire a Realtor

Step 2: You’ve Hired Your Realtor. What’s next?

Step 3: Declutter and Stage!

Step 4: Conduct a Pre-Listing Inspection

Step 5: Repairs

Step 6: Deep Clean

Step 7: Professional Photography

Step 8: We’ll Pre-Market Your Home

Step 9: We’re live on MLS, now what?

Step 10: Putting your home listing on 3rd party sites (Zillow,, Trulia, etc.)

Step 11: Time for Showings

Step 12: Week One on the Market

Step 13: You’ve got your first offer!

Step 14: We couldn’t come to agreeable terms with the buyer. What now?

Step 15: Offer was accepted! Congrats!

Step 16: The Home Inspection Period

Step 17: Financing and Appraisal Contingency Period

Step 18: Select a Title Company

Step 19: Scheduling closing date

Step 20: Hire Movers, Start packing!

Step 21: Utilities Transfer

Step 22: Home Owner’s Insurance Cancelation

Step 23: Hire a Cleaning Service

Step 24: Buyer’s Mortgage Approval

Step 25: Final Walkthrough

Step 26: It’s Closing Time!

Step 27: Review Us

Abraham Walker, Your Realtor

About the Author: The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.

He’s the co-founder of Ask A Walker and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and HERE on this blog.

Abraham can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at (703)539-2053.

He’s happy to answer all your real estate questions.

Thinking of selling your home? Check out my 20+ step process to selling your home. Or contact me now to start the home selling process. Same day appointments are available on a case by case basis.

Your Alexandria, VA Realtor, Abraham Walker, helps people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.