A seller's options when receiving a promise to purchase
The process of putting a property up for sale can be a source of anxiety for sellers. Some tend to think that a promise to purchase (offer to purchase) is definitive, unaware that several options are available to them if the proposed conditions are not met.
Seller's options when receiving a promise to purchase
1. Accept the offer (Promise to Purchase)
If the seller accepts the offer, he or she agrees to sell the property at the price and under the conditions stipulated in the offer. A sales agreement may be concluded, and the seller will generally be required to sign the sales contract to formalize the transaction.
2. Reject the offer (Promise to Purchase)
If the seller refuses the offer, negotiations come to an end, and the buyer will not be able to acquire the property at the price and under the conditions of the rejected offer. The seller can then continue to look for other buyers or wait to receive new offers.
3. Make a counter-proposal
By making a counter-offer, the seller proposes to modify certain aspects of the initial offer, such as price, closing dates or other conditions. The buyer can then accept, reject or make a new counter-offer. This negotiation process can continue until both parties reach an agreement or decide to terminate the talks.
An important legal step to understand
It is essential that the seller fully understands the legal implications of each decision. Once an offer is accepted and an agreement reached, the seller is generally bound by the sales contract and must comply with the agreed terms. In cases of uncertainty or complexity, it is advisable to consult a real estate broker or lawyer for advice tailored to the specific situation.
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