It’s just something I don’t understand. Why isn’t a party allowed to extend an offer they find reasonable even if it is below asking price? If you as a seller don’t like the offer, why not just counter offer with what you would like? Or even counter offer with a bit more than what you’d like? Why is the better option to blackball the offerer entirely even if they later would like to up their offer?
I understand that “lowball” offers can be annoying, and I get that it’s a sellers market- but wouldn’t it be a smarter strategy to just counter instead of alienating someone who may be very interested in your home but just wanted to test the waters? As someone who will be selling two properties soon (for the first time), I feel like this would be the more appropriate strategy and I can’t imagine myself “blackballing” an offerer without countering atleast once . (Unless there’s something I’m missing here).