But..........Make a higher or more reasonable offer, and I am sure any seller will come around, and be happy to sell you their home.
It's always more productive, however, to come in with an offer that an be substantiated with comps.
I agree with my colleagues, make an offer with consultation from you agent and in accordance with fair market value. Though low offers may work under certain situations, those situations are the exception, not the norm. And insulting an emotional seller can never set you up for a successful meet in the middle negotiation.
A lowball offer rarely nets the result the buyer wants. The techniques to being successful require using this under the right set of conditions with some rationale that doesn't apply in many circumstances.
If it isn't done right, with the right techniques under the right conditions, it could offend the seller that bad. There are better ways of accomplishing your goal in most cases. Listen to your agent or get one worth listening to for the best advice.
Tom Brady SFR, e-Pro, SRES, GREEN
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Ret. NYPD Lt.
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