Too many times people have the mindset that if the sellers of the house they love really want to sell their home, they will drastically reduce the price. This is not true even to the slightest degree! If you want a seller to reduce to a price that you love, good luck. Put yourself in their shoes and think, "Would I rather sell my home right now for 'x amount' less, or wait until the perfect buyer walks through my door?" Well most people like to wait on that perfect buyer. Its not like selling an old bicycle on craigslist where you just want to get rid of it so the first offer seems to be the best offer. Remember, the key is to think like the seller and you might be able to get a better deal.