A counteroffer functions as both a rejection of an offer to enter into a contract, as well as a new offer that materially changes the terms of the original offer. Because a counteroffer serves as a rejection, it completely voids the original offer. This means that the original offer can no longer be accepted.
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When a counter offer is accepted in a real estate deal, the buyer and the seller sign a contract spelling out the terms both parties have agreed to. For example, if a home is listed for $300,000, but after a series of counter offers, both parties agree to a sale price of $285,000, that's the number in the contract.
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If you're fine with the sellers' conditions in their counteroffer, you can simply accept the offer by signing it. If you don't like the counteroffer, you and your real estate agent should discuss the specifics of the offer and see if there are parts of it that you can accept.
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A counter offer is an offer made in response to a previous offer by the other party during negotiations for a final contract. It is a new offer made in response to an offer received. It has the effect of rejecting the original offer, which cannot be accepted thereafter unless revived by the offeror.
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