After countering the top 7 offers, we accepted a contract on our Fremont house on Saturday afternoon.
It was the third highest offer with the highest two being $10 and $11K higher but it was the one that was the best overall package since the buyer is pre-approved, not just pre-qualified, they are using a good broker/bank, and we should be able to close escrow pretty quickly. Many of the others want to be considered back-up offers if this one falls through.
Since we have already had all of the inspections done and fixed what was found, the buy agreed to buy the house ‘AS IS’ and make up in cash any difference if the appraisal is not as high as their offer. So we should be able to wrap that up pretty quickly. What a relief!