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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to your question...but there are ways to smooth out the edges

Jul 15, 2020 09:32 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Sounds goofy to me - either party can rescind/withdraw an offer or counter offer anytime prior to the other side accepting and returning the signed around PSA fully signed/initialed. I bet that's true in most states but I'm not sure. What counts as a "legal" withdraw or rescission can very from state to state. In WA state one can withdraw from an offer or counter offer verbally with a phone call - it's best to follow up with paperwork but when timing is critical a phone call will do it.

Jul 15, 2020 09:13 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

In California the answer is "yes" if the counter offer had not been accepted and returned to the seller but it would be necessary to withdraw the counter offer before accepting the new offer. The CO could be returned prior to the deadline and the contract would be made.

Much the same as Dan Pittsenbarger has set forth forth. 

It would also be possible to rescind the counter offer, evaluate the 2nd offer and make a counter offer back to one or both buyers.

Jul 15, 2020 12:35 PM
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, PA, VA, GA and FL.

I won't without first withdrawing the counter offer. You could find yourself with 2 contracts to sell one home.

Jul 15, 2020 11:22 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The counter offer would need signed acceptance by the buyer and acknowledgement of delivery to / by the seller. Up until that point it can be withdrawn. AZ, YMMV.

Jul 15, 2020 05:03 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

yes, any counter can be withdrawn before it is signed.

Jul 15, 2020 03:11 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

YES in CA as that often happens when a Seller Multiple Counter Offer is issued. The deal is open on the table to all until ratified. You may ruffle feathers, but it's legal and ethical.

Jul 15, 2020 12:53 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

accept or entertain?

In my area they can counter, then another offer can come in & it's a dual now. Nothing much Buyer #1 can do about it.

Jul 15, 2020 12:16 PM
Peter Mohylsky 850-517-7098
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Yes, in Florida you can. But if you accept that offer before it expires you might have an issue. 

Jul 16, 2020 09:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not know Georgia Laws regarding real estate or otherwise. 

In California that would be a yes. 

Jul 16, 2020 07:32 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Seller can accept any offer they want

Jul 15, 2020 07:14 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982


Best to email buyer agent about multiple offer and withdraw the counter before they respond

follow up with text or phone chat



Jul 16, 2020 12:05 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The deadline is for the buyer and meaningless really, people will do what they do. The lessone for a buyer is do not wait and make your best offer first. Avoid some other buyer getting their offer in

Jul 16, 2020 05:25 AM