BAFO's (Best and Final Offer)

jeff kushner

Well-Known Member
Jul 24, 2020
Location (City and/or State)
North of Annapolis
So guys, as many know I am selling my home...well actually it's under contract but that isn't the point.

I was a chief estimator for many years for large buildings in the DC area. I began seeing "Request for BAFO" in the early 90's in large construction projects. This is where you bid say, the HVAC for 10mil and after everyone has submitted a bid and you find out that you were low....the Contractor THEN requests that all the trades resubmit a New/Lower number in a BAFO. Pure money grubbing....all of it.

How many buyers here were forced to submit a BAFO AFTER they had submitted an offer in good faith for the home that you live in?

If you bought in the past several years there's a very good chance as Real estate agents now push that bush-league crap.

Can you tell I'm not a fan?

Last night my Agent calls to discuss several offers...then she says I could request BAFO's from all of them by 5PM today....I almost reacted by saying GFY....but I caught myself and said that no, we won't be doing that.

To require BAFO's from the offerors would have been contrary to everything I have felt about BAFO's and more importantly, the people who demand them for 30 yrs.

I selected my buyer and countered with scope items & I got them all from my buyer, not more money, didn't need it......BUT no inspections, no addendums, time of the essence, 25K earnest money & close by 7-11. To walk away will cost them 25K so I think we're solid.

F BAFO's and the horse they rode in on!

OK, Rant over

(many bafos' were horribly injured in the making of this rant)


Cathie G

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5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Aug 9, 2018
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Have so much fun soon. Yeah!!! you sold and are happy to hand off your home to the buyers. That's a win win 👏

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