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ryansmlonsda…, Other/Just Looking in Franklin, MA

do you think they would lower the price?

Asked by ryansmlonsdale, Franklin, MA Tue Dec 31, 2013

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I'd say it is inconsequential whether or not "they" will lower the price. If you are a serious, qualified buyer all you have to do is make an offer with what you are willing to pay. Worst case scenario they say no and If they say no you can then move on to the next one.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 1, 2014
Hi Ryan.

The important question is what do you think.?

Sellers can ask any price.
Real estate professionals can help you determine what is a buying price.

Happy New Year.

I would contact a local real estate professional to help with this answer and to save time and money.
(I'm on the Cape, but I can help you choose a local pro if you want help doing so.)


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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 1, 2014
The listing price of a home is often negotiable, but your best option is to use a buyer's agent. They can do the research on comparables to figure out if the asking price is reasonable. Another must for a buyer is a pre-approval letter which gives you an idea of what you can afford. Then when you find the home of your dreams, your offer will be much more powerful with a pre-approval backing it up.
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Thank you!
I have a pre- approve letter.
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Price may dictate what you can afford but price is not the most important factor in home buying.


Other main factors to consider, location, layout, condition.

Many homes are selling for over asking, why?

A good buyer is an educated buyer. Takes two things to be educated, a good buyers agent and a lot of diligence on the buyers part. (Todays buyer has many tools to do so thru the internet and in going to open houses.)

In ALL real estate transactions the price may go for below asking, at or above the asking price - you'll never know unless you put an offer in.

Depending on how bad you want the house will determine how you and your agent proceed.

Remember it is always easier to get out of a transaction than into one.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 1, 2014
No!
It is priced below market value and when the accept date arrives, there will be multiple offers and they will be above the list price.
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Yes!
The elevated price was to eliminate the weak buyers who do not understand negotiations. Knowledgeable buyers will submit and offer and start the conversation. Time wasters, tire kickers and those needing to be entertained are not invited to the party.
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Don't know!
What property are you talking about?
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By the way, just received seller and buyer signatures (New Years Eve) with a negotiated price $40,000 below list. That's about 30%. If you are a buyer...you need to get in the game.
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Was the price to high? Depends if you want to get real buyers or attract weak buyers who can not close. Having an exceptional REALTOR has incredible advantages.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 1, 2014
"Time wasters, tire kickers and those needing to be entertained are not invited to the party"

I like it and may quote you on it with your permission.
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ryansmlonsdale,

You state you have an agent, he is best to guide you on your best approach to secure the property of your dreams.

The spring market is upon us, so act quickly before someone else buys it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 2, 2014
yes they will, I just want to know how much.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 1, 2014
ryan,

Seller's will often accept less than their "asking price" for a property. This however, should be a topic of conversation for you and your agent representing you. They know the local market and will be able to best advise you on this home's value relative to the current RE market.

As you enter the "home buying" process be sure that you benefit from having your own personal agent representation. This means, you should not welcome the opportunity to use the listing agent as yours.

Good luck,

Bill
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Thank You!
A course I do have an agent..
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Bill a sellers representative can not represent a new buyer without first getting their consent to dual agency. However the buyer may feel that the sellers agent is the most knowledgeable in the market and may want them to represent them as a buyers agent on other properties than the one in question.
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