No broker experience, but what Liam said seems interesting to me. If I am notified that there is a right of first refusal, does my offer have to be accepted for the ROFR to take place? Where do low-balls fit into the scheme here?
Second, if I make an offer contingent on survey, does the individual with the ROFR have to make his own survey first?
I think some are right in that a ROFR is not going to help your friend out. Maybe as Liam mentioned, an agency listing makes sense, and your friend just tells you of any offers he has, informally notifying you that you need to get in the game
if you want to play.