Report Putting in low offers in House prices and the economy Posted May 19, 2017 I wanted to give myself more power and control in negotiation. When we were viewing our house I told the agent my wife and I were interested and I would call him in 2 days. I then called him the very next morning and asked if the buyer was contactable. I then told him my wife suffered a stress related condition and I wanted to protect her from the stress of waiting for an offer to be accepted and that we had to reach an agreement that day whilst she was oblivious to the conversation I was now having with the agent. I stated that failure to reach an agreement that day would mean I would go home and put my wife off the house. All of a sudden I was in control. The vendor had an offer which he 'knew' was only on the table for the next few hours. We paid £120k for a house which had been on the market for offers over £155k. In fairness, I let him think he had won because I initially offered £115k, £120k was his counter. I still wonder if I accepted too quickly. It was all done in about 2 hours.