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Old 04-03-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Yes, and the more you know about the seller's position, the better. Information is king!
The OP is vigorously declining to access any information that may offer her any advantage.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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well it's up to the op. the quality of advice she get's here will be proportionate to the info she gives us. If she chooses not to attempt to access more info then we've done our best for the situation as it stands.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:41 PM
 
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I'm not vigorously declining to know anything. Just viewed the property with the owner present (ugh). Needs updating, not worth what she paid for it and she's looking for a 3 bedroom in the same area. Says she needs more room.

I'm not making an offer, it would be insulting. The end.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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That was a weird thread. I've never seen someone fight so hard against asking a question that any other buyer would ask.
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Old 04-03-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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Original post was never about "why"..... then again, you may not have read it.

All these keyboard warriors.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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Don't worry about making offers that would be "insulting". It's not your job to ensure that people aren't offended by your assessment of their property's value.
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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I'm not vigorously declining to know anything. Just viewed the property with the owner present (ugh). Needs updating, not worth what she paid for it and she's looking for a 3 bedroom in the same area. Says she needs more room.

I'm not making an offer, it would be insulting. The end.
It's totally your prerogative.

I will say I bought a condo that was priced higher than I wanted to pay. I sent an offer that you Would call insulting. It was 75% if the asking price. My realtor said it would not be accepted.

The next day she emailed me saying congratulations, I just bought a condo as the offer was accepted.

I got a very good deal because I wasn't worried about the seller plus I also asked questions that others might not have and knew the sellers motivations for selling.

Yes, some of us keyboard warriors actually know what we are doing.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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It's totally your prerogative.

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Agreed. Always the prerogative of the consumer whether to negotiate or not.
Some people are just not comfortable with negotiating prices.
That's why we have places like CarMax, with set prices and no haggling.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:38 AM
 
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It's totally your prerogative.

I will say I bought a condo that was priced higher than I wanted to pay. I sent an offer that you Would call insulting. It was 75% if the asking price. My realtor said it would not be accepted.

The next day she emailed me saying congratulations, I just bought a condo as the offer was accepted.

I got a very good deal because I wasn't worried about the seller plus I also asked questions that others might not have and knew the sellers motivations for selling.

Yes, some of us keyboard warriors actually know what we are doing.
Congratulations on the great buy! Was it in a seller's market or buyer's market?
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:02 AM
 
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I'm more than good with negotiating. What I've noticed on CD, especially in this sub forum, is realtors giving their advise and then trying to insult the OP for not taking the advise given here or by the OP's agent, it's effing rude.

My agents thoughts on this were that the seller would not take less than $140K. I'm aware I can tell my agent to make up an offer regardless of their advise. After a good night's rest, I've come up with an offer based on the facts the sellers needs a larger space and I do not have a property to sell and have time.

Now, will the response be "you need a better agent."

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