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Old 09-21-2007, 07:24 AM
 
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I realtor who was advising me on pricing at the time warned me:
"It doesn't matter what the husband thinks."
Yep...I've pre-screened many houses without hubby...if momma don't like it NO ONE is gonna like it (if they know what's good for them)!

Back to a more serious topic: we got our LSR and it was lower than our realtor wanted it to be for the houses we're considering offering on...I'm not sure our realtor is in agreement that while offering 80-90% of the asking price isn't the "norm", in this market it doesn't hurt to try. I could assume that because the asking price was finally reduced after 400 DOM to a still-high price for this market, that the seller is no way going to consider my low-ball offer. But, that could be the same seller that whines about having only a few people look at their house but no one has even made an offer, "...gosh, we'd entertain any offer at this point, why aren't we getting any?" So I hate to pass up the chance by not offering.

It is not my intent to insult anyone. But when it's a seller's market, we're supposed to pay the price increases for no reason other than demand. If supply and demand is the great driver then the current supply and unprecedented economic factors give me, the buyer, the advantage, and I'm going to take advantage of that....I'll let you know how it works out

Back to the OP and other frustrated sellers: Listen to your realtors! There have been times in the past where we didn't agree with our realtor but we did as he recommended and it always worked out for the best! The builder inventory is killing you...they're giving them away. If I wasn't so sure that my husband will never put in the pool that I want, We would have bought one already! Until they're gone and builders start raising prices again, you've got some tough competition. I don't include foreclosures in your competition because as far as we've determined, the banks are still willing to hold on to them until they get their price. I've seen properties lower their asking price and then 2 days later raise it because the bank said to. What message does that send to prospective buyers?

I'm not sure all buyers can do this, but we're in a position where we don't HAVE to buy yet...we can continue to rent and see what happens. We don't want to but we will.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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Wow, I was gravely wrong on both accounts! Maybe I have the wrong chromosomes.
it is certainly the woman who chooses the house in our case too. If you think i am lax you should see my husband....."does it have a place for a big tv in the living room....yeah...ok lets go make an offer honey".........you laugh...i am NOT joking!!!!!!

BUT I do think our open-ness to anything has to do with the fact I just finished school and i am more than doubling our income so the price ranges we were looking in just shot up more than double what we were used to...so considering what we had before we would be happy in just about anything in our current price range.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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it is certainly the woman who chooses the house in our case too. If you think i am lax you should see my husband....."does it have a place for a big tv in the living room....yeah...ok lets go make an offer honey".........you laugh...i am NOT joking!!!!!!
Actually, that's not bad at all! Makes for an easy living together. Two "wives" in one house are one too many.
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