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An offer is an offer. I don't mind low offers. I certainly have written a couple.
But ... these days ... Sellers are more educated and price according to the market and possible financing conditions for Buyers. So we have great home prices right now!
Having said that, there are Buyers out there who still want to "just try" or "let's see what happens" or "doesn't hurt to ask" when it comes to making offers.
The reality in the reality of the this market: there is always a chance a low offer will be accepted. But the odds are higher that you'll lose the home of your dreams if you decide to "test the market".
Here are some things to keep in mind when making an offer:
Inventory matters - negotiating power is directly correlated with the number of homes on the market - especially to how many are for sale - or not for sale - near the home you love.
Study the prices homes actually sold for - it's what appraisers will be looking at and it could affect your financing options.
Review the listed price - is it a really good price? If it is - chances are - you and about five other people will be making an offer.
Trulia.com reports that on average 24.7 percent of home sellers dropped their prices within a month on the market. Typically, when a Seller drops the price - they aren't willing to go much lower.
National studies report that on average, since July of this year, home sellers negotiated their price by about $6,500. And often, that includes Seller concessions.
If you really want the home, if you really want to make an offer - you will pass if you study ahead of time and are prepared!
Information is deemed to be accurate but should be verified to your satisfaction. Information provided herein is supplied by several sources and is subject to change without notice. Opinions expressed are solely those of Maureen McCabe.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.