An interesting story is emerging from Cornwall. A seller who remains anonymous has rejected a higher offer from a second home purchaser in favour of selling to a local couple who are buying for the first time. If a seller gets multiple offers it is down to them who they sell to. Most sellers are obviously influenced by the highest offer but many will take other factors in to account such as the position of the buyers, their ability to proceed quickly and even who they liked the most! The estate agent will often offer advice, however, the decision is always the sellers.