Highest Price - Best Terms
It's all about what's in the Best Interest of the Seller
Dedicated duplex listing agents work in the best interest of the seller. The strategy is to elicit the "Highest and Best" offer for the Seller. Buyer's agents don't like this, but they understand that this is one of the duties of the listing agent. Every buyer's agent is made aware of the latest, best offer on the table - sometimes with details. They encouraged the selling agent to ask their buyer to re-submit their offer, challenging the latest "highest and best" offer.
In a Seller's Market, an experienced Realtor® that has strategically priced a new-to-market duplex listing will communicate to the buyer agent that the seller will review offers at a near-future date. Usually 3 to 4 days from the list date. This allows time for other offers to accumulate which initiates the competitive bid-up process.
Well priced duplex properties stay on the market for just a few days. If the duplex has been strategically priced, expect other offers lining up on the property.