You’ve made your counter-offer to the counter-offer. Now is the time to continue moving because everything is in the hands of the Seller. This is the best place for you to be in a negotiation: leaving the decision to deal, or not to deal, on the other party.
When you have made your best effort to negotiate by making a prompt and reasonable Offer, with all your details set in place, and with arriving at your best price you’re willing to pay for a home, then you leave it alone and stop thinking and worrying about it. If the Seller is truly serious about selling the home in a reasonable manner (that includes price and terms and knowing the market activity), then you’ll get your response in a positive way.
If the Seller is not serious then you have just avoided a potentially difficult situation buying a home under the wrong price and terms.
Stay in motion: continue looking at other homes, asking your Realtor to schedule appointments.
Never fall in love with the house. Be prepared to walk away. Keep moving, keep house hunting. It works, I promise.
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