Emily Mathews ReviewsEmily MathewsRealtor, Oklahoma Real Estate License (2 years experience)
20 Recent Sales (last 12 months)
Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting
05/13/2014 - AmyWright50
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Edmond, OK.
Response from Emily on 07/08/2014
Thank you for the honest review, Amy! Prior to going under contract on the house you purchased, we wrote several offers on other homes, but were out-bid by other buyers. When we found the perfect house for you, we made a strong offer so we wouldn’t lose another one. This may be where some misinterpretation happened. Many people expect to make a low offer, spend 2-3 days negotiating, then meet in the middle to sign the contract. However, in a seller's market the buyer doesn’t have the luxury to spend 2-3 days negotiating due to the potential to lose a great house to a higher offer. This is why we presented a strong first offer, while also achieving the ultimate goal of getting your closing costs covered. You were able to get the house you wanted, in the area you liked, at a good price, with a home warranty, and only had to bring a very small amount to closing. I appreciate the feedback. I will work to improve my communication skills regarding the negotiations when buying a house.