Dear Grumpy Guy,
This is probably a stupid question, but is a home seller required to take the highest offer?
-Feeling Stupid in Seguin
Dear No Stupido,
I don’t think questions are stupid. But if something in your gut is telling you not to take the top offer, there’s nothing stopping you from entertaining a lower offer that might look more attractive in other ways. Maybe the big bucks guy is trying to tack on a bunch of conditions to the sale, or maybe you just personally like the lower bid buyer and his financial situation feels more solid. Your good, highly trained agent should be able to look at all the ins & outs of both offer and explain it to you with a “Net Sheet” attached. Sometimes the “Best” isn’t all it appears to be.