How to make a counter offer to buy a house
If the seller doesn't accept your first offer, consider negotiating. If the seller comes back with a counter offer, it means they don't accept your original offer but still want to do business with you. The seller might want a higher price or a bigger down payment, different contingencies, changing closing dates and costs, or compromising on repairs or inclusions. You and your agent decide what you'd be willing to accept or negotiate in the counter offer. If it's not acceptable, you may reject it. Or, keep negotiating until both sides agree on a price.