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wegotdatwood
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE

Said home was last purchased for 167


lynxcat
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
IDGFA what the asking price is -- do comps and see what houses are actually selling for.

Come down more than you expect them to accept and give yourself some wiggle room for negotiation. Not very hard.


VABuckeye
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
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Said home was last purchased for 167


This means nothing.


wegotdatwood
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
I know, someone asked.


VABuckeye
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
Gotcha. You say the home is now owned by the relocation company. The Realtor should be able to give you a time frame on when to hear back but when you're dealing with a relo company or bank it can take longer than normal. Sometimes a lot longer.


wegotdatwood
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
That's another weird aspect we found out today. The owners are the ones who take the offer but when it's time to sell, the relocation company takes over.

Owners are contacting them (relocation) tomorrow so maybe they liked the offer?

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bamanmemphis
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
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Look at zillow. A lot of good info there


Please Ignore this. Zillow is


Ric Flair
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
I'm not talking about the zestimates. I'm talking about looking at recently sold homes on zillow, and comparing the price per square feet for comps. I don't see what's so funny about that.


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wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
Comps in the last 6 months.

1. 145k
2. 153k
3. 166k
4. 200k
5. 207k
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wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
I'm hoping they are tired of dealing with the house.

They've had 1 offer contingent on the buyer selling their house. That could be a while.

Another offered but after the inspection, pulled their offer. Most don't want to put that much $ to fix a house up.

I may not offer as much as they want, but I have the $ and have it now.


Ric Flair
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
For comps, you should be looking at price per square feet, not total price.


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polizei11
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
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Owners are contacting them (relocation) tomorrow so maybe they liked the offer?


In your offer letter, there is a stipulation saying when the seller must let you know if the accept or decline/counter your offer. Usually around 48 hours.

I would have offered around $140k like others have said. If the owners were actually selling the house, I think your offer was about right. Since you are dealing with a relocation company, $140k is a better starting point since they usually won't take it personally a low offer and will counter.

Price of comps means nothing. $/Square Feet are what really matter.
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wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
145k- $68 sq ft.

158k- $71 sq ft

166k- $79 sq ft

200k- $87 sq ft

207k- $82 sq ft



Our offer (should hear back before 5 pm today)

$73 sq ft, with closing costs. Fair offer imo.


wegotdatwood
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
Another offer came in, looks like we're on the losing end.


VABuckeye
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
There's always another one. Just try to enjoy the home buying experience and don't stress over it. Best of luck to you.


wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
We'll see, don't feel very good right now. Should know in an hr or so.

Can realtors make up stories?


polizei11
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Lafayette
Member since May 2009
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
So a higher offer came in... the seller should either 1.) call your Realtor and say you have to beat X or 2.) call your Realtor saying the owners accepted the other offer (odds are that it was right around the price they wanted). I wouldn't give up on the house but you have to manage expectations. We know nothing about the other offer - have they had an inspection? Do they know about the problems the house? Etc. The buyers may back out or try to renegotiate after having an inspection.

Losing out on a house happens. There are always more homes out there. Be patient and you'll get one you like just as much if not more.


wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
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So a higher offer came in... the seller should either 1.)


That's what is weird when dealing with a relo. Our realtor asked the relo if the seller would take the best offers from both they said "not at this time."

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1.) call your Realtor and say you have to beat X or 2.)


Hasn't happened, not real happy with the communication today.

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2.) call your Realtor saying the owners accepted the other offer (odds are that it was right around the price they wanted).


This hasn't happened 100%. She thought they would go with the other offer.

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have they had an inspection?


Most likely not, 2 have been done already.

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Do they know about the problems the house?


I'd assume so. It needs some immediate work.

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The buyers may back out or try to renegotiate after having an inspection.



I'm praying this happens. My wife was in tears a few minutes ago. I'm not in tears, but I'm


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Be patient and you'll get one you like just as much if not more.


Thanks, we've wanted this for a long time. Didn't want to over pay for a home but it's what we really wanted.
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wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
We came back and offered 157 and the seller pay costs. We'll see.

Something fishy going on with our realtor it seems.


Ric Flair
LSU Fan
Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
7612 posts

re: How much should I offer on a home I like? UPDATE
I think you screwed up by having the selling agent as your buying agent. There is no way he/she is acting 100% on your behalf.


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