When making an offer on your dream home, the industry standard for the seller to respond to an offer is typically within 24-48 hours. As a curtesy this time frame is most often followed, however there are a few uncommon factors that may make your waiting time longer then usual. A few reasons the response time would be longer then normal would be if the seller has multiple offers to consider, they would need that extra time to determine which offer if best for them and their needs. Another reason could be if an offer is too low, in which case sometimes a response isn't received at all.