I had a very funny encounter with a listing agent today. My buyers made an offer on a Hoboken condo property. It was a respectable offer. Seriously, what offer isn’t respectable these days? As I always do, I submitted the offer in contract form with the buyers’ prequalification letter. She replied by thanking me for the offer, noting what percentage the offer was discounted from the list price and asking me to please let her know the number in my buyers’ heads.
Sure – I’ll just tell you our negotiating strategy and bottom line right now. That way you can get more for your seller. I guess some agents are dumb enough to do this. I replied by saying that the number was on the contract. The art of negotiating – it’s always interesting.