It’s great news when you receive an offer on your property – preparing your home for sale has paid off. However, an offer may not be the right one for you, so keep calm and try to be practical and objective.

Here are five tips:

As your agent we are obliged to tell you when we receive an offer, regardless of whether it is close to the asking price or not.


Try to be objective. If an offer is drastically less than you were expecting, you don’t have to accept it, but it isn’t unusual to receive an offer which his below the asking price.


A low offer isn’t necessarily the final offer. You can expect some negotiation to take place and we, your estate agent, will be able to advise you on the best course of action.


The highest offer isn’t necessarily the best offer. There are a number of other factors to consider; We will know which buyer is in the best position and which offer is the most serious.


The advice you can expect from us includes whether the offer comes from someone who is in a chain, whether they are a cash buyer or are in need of a mortgage.


If in doubt, talk to us. We are here to help you through the process.