Do you always counter an offer?
I listed my house on my own in northern Wisconsin about 4 weeks ago. I advertised through friends, FB and Zillow. I've probably had 10-15 parties look at the house and land. Today I received an offer for 6% less than I was asking ($147,000) with no contingencies. I had set the price based on a realtor's market appraisal $149,000 but then added in the cost of additional projects I decided to do to make everything in tip top shape (re-shingle the garage and house and trim in the LR after the floors were refinished). So of course I would like to recoup some of that by countering the offer. Should I counter?
To add some drama, a realtor emailed me tonight that she has a party very interested (2nd visit) who want to have their contractor take a look at it. She wanted me to let her know if I had any serious action. Of course I'll let her know of this offer, but how long do I wait for them? She thought it might take a couple weeks.