The person making the offer must intend to create a legal obligation, or appear to intend to create a legal obligation.
If the circumstances of the offer would cause a reasonable person to believe there was no intent to enter into a binding agreement (i.e. a joke), it will not be considered a valid offer.
An offer doesn’t need to be in writing, but must be communicated in some manner to be valid.
Jonathan W. Blado, Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan,Tacoma Attorneys