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how do i handle it when there are two parties interested in purchasing my house?

  • February 18 2014 - Downers Grove
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One reason home sellers use real estate brokers is to help home sellers in situations like this. A real estate broker can help you negotiate the highest price possible and make sure your interests are furthered and protected while in the process of selling your home. Engage a real estate broker.

  • March 08 2014
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The best way I've found is to counter offer both Buyers with the multiple counter offer form.  This allows you to make the final decision should both Buyers decide to accept your counter offer.  Doing it with the MCO form will allow you to counter several different parties without the risk of possibly being in a contract with different parties at the same time.  Should they counter back you could also counter offer them again.
  • February 18 2014
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Cash is King!!!
  • February 18 2014
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Wow, what a great time to have an agent working for you with the professional expertise to get you the maximum dollar, huh?

Have them bid against each other to get the highest number.  Make sure their financing is solid.  Keep the other offer for a back up (don't burn that bridge).

Good luck!
  • February 18 2014
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I agree with previous.  Get it written and with a pre-approval making both parties aware of any items you must keep or timelines you must meet may also be a good idea just to save some going back and forth.  I strongly suggest that if you are a FSBO seller you seek the advice of an attorney right away too. 
  • February 18 2014
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The way we usually do it is to ask both to give you their best & final offer. Have it in writing although you can always make adjustments later.
  • February 18 2014
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When you have two offers in hand, evaluate them both carefully to identify the one that is most likely to close and is the best for your bottom line.

  • February 18 2014
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