Most estate agents will try to persuade you from taking your property off the market after and offer. During the selling period there can be a possibility that a Buyer may wish to renegotiate on price, often at the end of a survey to which you may not agree.
On the other hand, this can also work in reverse, and leave the buyer feeling insecure and worried if you leave the property on the market, in case they get “gazumped” with a better offer. The primary role of an estate agent is to inform you of every offer there is for the property you are selling, it is your choice whether to continue receiving offers and by doing this it may discourage buyers and might make them start to seek new properties with a sure deal.
In an event that the buyer is not fully convinced of a guaranteed assurance from you saying you won’t accept any offers as long as the sale is continuing, then make a verbal or written promise to take your property off the market for an agreed period of time, by doing this, it will encourage the buyer to arrange a survey and instruct their solicitor to apply for searches to avoid the property being placed back on the market and being seen by other potential buyers.
We find that the above techniques work well when selling a property.