Nicolas Puygrenier Ç€ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Mona Lisa Real Estate Group LLC
419 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 917 499 1917
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As the weather warms, the number of buyers actively searching for homes increases, so there is every likelihood that a buyer, just like you, saw the listing at 180 days and decided to make an offer. Unfortunately, there is no way for you to know--with complete certainty--whether or not the information being relayed is the truth or intended to encourage you to offer a higher price, however, I do not see any benefit to the listing agent to lie, so let's assume that the information is true.
If you really want the home and can afford to pay a little more or can "strengthen" your offer, then work with your agent to determine what you can do. Remember, an offer's strength is both in the price being offered for the home and the terms for the sale (for example, agreeing to buy the home "as is", to close sooner, to remove contingencies sooner, etc.) You and your agent will need to work closely to develop a stronger offer to present to the sellers.
As for whether or not the price of $140,000 for a $159,000 co-op unit is "reasonable", your Realtor will provide you with comparable housing prices in the area to help narrow the prices, but ultimately, only the seller can determine what is or is not reasonable. I've encountered sellers who listed their homes for $500,000 and who let me and my buyers know that our offer of $525,000 (an amount over listing) was not "reasonable," so the amount the seller will accept is wholly dependent on the particular housing market, the location of the property, the urgency of the sale, the seller's financial needs in transitioning out of the home, and the number of interested buyers. Again, working with your Realtor should help you make an intelligent offer that is affordable to you and can be justified by housing comparables.
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