Low-Ball Offer

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Low-Ball Offer

An offer to buy something for an exceptionally low price. For example, if the asking price on a house is $200,000, a potential buyer may make a low-ball offer of $125,000.
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But if you are a cash buyer, it may not be smart to make a lowball offer, advises Beth Atalay, the broker/owner of Cam Realty and Property Management in Clermont, Florida.
But he told the New York Times that if a bid were to emerge, "it would probably be a lowball offer.
A lowball offer to an unemployed candidate only plants the seeds of discontent before a candidate even starts and will make your new hire susceptible to entrees from other companies once he's aboard with you.
I got a lowball offer today on a property," O'Bryant said in a recent interview.
Ratner then countered with a lowball offer of just $50 million and still won the rights.
Once the haggling begins, don't get desperate and take the first lowball offer you hear.
However, given the lowball offer, there are reports that AB InBev may choose to scupper the sale, and try to sell off the breweries individually.
Sellers want to and are willing to sell, but once they get a lowball offer, its difficult to work with them.
Robitaille, probably even more popular than Blake, wants to stay in Los Angeles, but he doesn't want to be embarrassed by a lowball offer.
He or she may assume you do not have adequate financial resources and may think you will jump at a lowball offer.
If there's a lowball offer - $30,000, say, when it should be $100,000 - your lawyer will be less tempted than today to urge acceptance.