Geoff Leach ABR
Prudential Great Lakes
How are you? My name is Aris Mendez with Allen Tate Realtors. In today's market a seller or sellers that get offended by an offer in actuality do not really want to sell their property. To give you a vague idea between 10 & 20%, depending on the type of property, condition and area. But just remember that all situations are different. To get a better idea go to my web site ( http://www.greenvilleURhome.com ) prior Just enter the MLS# or the property address where it states " How Much is My Home Worth " and I will send you an updated Comparative Market Analysis on this home. Any questions please give me a call.
I look forward to being your trusted real estate source!
Just as all the other professional Realtors have advised there isn't a crystal ball that you can look into and select a percentage that will justify a standard discount ; instead each community, home, location, upgrades, condition, reason for selling, needs will determine how much leverage you can expect. Also, how do you plan to purchase, what can you bring to the table, do you need closing cost participation? Many variables to consider.
If you are in need of assistance I am available. Go to my website I have an excellent break down of the Farmington community with one click you can assess the area. Feel free to call for an appointment.
Keller Williams Realty
Sit down with your Realtor and please discuss the variables and come up with an offering price. Since we Realtors are educators, the sellers agent has probably framed how an offer will be made and the process. Good luck.
The best way to approach your price offer is by backing it up with facts. Example: we decreased our offer because the home needs new gutters, driveway is cracked, and the roof needs replacing.
Examples for terms: we'll allow you to remain in the home "X" days without per diem payment. There are many other ways you can offer non-monetary benefits to the sellers, ask your agent to explain them to you.
As to "there are no good comparables in the neighborhood". Many times there are no comparables within the neighborhood. A buyers agent (you do have a buyers agent, right?) can also run a Statistical Comparison for the City, zip code, and school district. Sometimes this gives you a better range.
It is important to consider, how long the house has been on the market, other competition, recent sales in the neighborhood. In my area, many or not most of the sellers are smart and those that NEED to HAVE to sell are pricing correctly for this market.