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Helen, Home Buyer in Texas

If a builder has a home listed for 279,000 and it has been on the market since Sept./October and never lived

Asked by Helen, Texas Tue Feb 5, 2008

in, do you think a bid of $240,000 is too low?

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Gerard Dunn’s answer
A home on the market that long - should be happy with any offer.

The price is obviously too high based upon days on the market.

Go for it!

Good Luck!

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker

Serving Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 8, 2010
I have been selling real estate for 30 years in Clovis NM where we work with lots of military at Cannon AFB, and I always advise making any offer whether low or not. A builder/seller would at least like to have an offer to consider. You never know what their circumstance might be the day you make the offer. Also, our market goes up and down, so if you like the home, make the offer!! Remember, any offer is better than no offer!!

Let me know if I can assist in any way. Email max@isellclovis.com

Thanks, Max Watt
Re/Max First Place Realtors, Clovis NM
Web Reference: http://www.isellclovis.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 7, 2010
Did you ever get a chance to make your offer? Builders are usually not as negtiable as a private home seller but you never know.
Sometimes builders will list a home prior to it's completion but rarely do we get offers before it is finished.

Let me know if you need any help!.
Thanks, Katharine
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 23, 2008
Always make offers!!
Always make an offer what works for you not the seller!. (It does no good to put yourself in a homeless shelter by bankrupting yourself on a too high of price) The very worst is that they would say is no. Then is a great time to start a conversation with that builder and find out what he needs. Maybe you two can negotiate a deal right then by them working with you in a way that is good for you. It happens everyday.

The ball is in your court, the house has not sold at the price he wants to get. Chances are very good that the house will still be there unsold in a few weeks. Give him the same price or slightly more/ or less to let him know you are still interested, do this until the house is sold. And by all means make sure you give them your phone number, email address or anything else for them to get in contact with you.

In the housing market motivation to sell can and alot of times does change daily. You never know but one thing for sure; You will never know by not making offers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2008
It would be worth making the offer. If it is too low they will let you know. Do you have a real estate agent to help you with negotiations? You should. It is very helpful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2008
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