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What To Do When
Someone Offers To
Buy Your Kapiti Home

Real Estate Contract

What happens if a buyer presents you with a real estate contract to sign?

Whenever you receive an offer you have three options:

  • Accept the offer 
  • Reject the offer 
  • Make a counter-offer 

One school of thought is "Your first offer is usually your best offer."

However, many experienced negotiators would argue, "You should never jump at the first offer, no matter how attractive it is."

A New Zealand real estate contract is a legal document and should be treated seriously.

How you decide to handle the offer is a judgment call you will have to make. A lot will depend on how good the offer is, what conditions are attached and how desperate you are to sell.

The point to remember is that in many situations (but not all), the buyer is expecting a bit of "horse trading." Most buyers I have encountered have started by offering a lower price than what they were prepared to pay.

A real estate contract is a legally binding agreement, so it is always wise to seek proper legal advice.

Contact me now if you are interested in buying or selling Kapiti Coast properties.


Article courtesy of Noel Peebles


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Liam Martin is a salesperson with Tall Poppy. Kapiti Coast. Licensed under the REAA 2008. New Zealand.


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