A FULL PRICE OFFER ... in THIS market? YES!
Last Saturday as I was pulling out of my driveway to meet my Buyer Clients at 10:20AM, a few snowflakes were beginning to fall. By the time I reached my office ten minutes later, the roads were already covered and the forecast was for icy conditions throughout the day. Feeling trepidatious about driving all over the County in the snowstorm, I offered to let Mr. Buyer drive for me - he chose to drive his vehicle, which was fine with me! His profession provides training in defensive driving and he is a PRO!
The first house we toured had just come on the market the day before, was priced agressively, and was exactly what the Buyers were hoping to find. There had only been one showing the evening prior, and all of Saturday's scheduled appointments had been cancelled. The agent had a scheduled Open House for that afternoon which she cancelled, as well.
Cars all around us were slipping and sliding and we passed numerous fender-benders. But, we continued on our tour all day long, seeing all of the available options that my Clients or I had identified. Nothing beat #1. So, we returned at the end of the afternoon for a second viewing. Mrs. Buyer literally was clapping her hands with joy and hopping up and down, saying that this was "IT" and that the house fit almost everything she was hoping to find. It was not quite a "10", but they could make it into one.
I contacted the listing agent who agreed that if we made an acceptable offer that day, she would cancel tomorrow's scheduled showings and mark it "under contract" in the MLS. My Clients decided to make a full price offer and asked for a few concessions. The Seller countered and said that if we accepted the counter, it would be my Client's house - with no further showings tomorrow.
DONE DEAL! A full price offer in THIS market? YES!