The amount of negotiation will be determined by several factors. 1) The list price of the home to begin with; was it fair market value, over priced, priced for quick sale, priced for short sale or competitively priced? 2) The seller's motivation for selling; job transfer or loss, divorce, death, financial distress, salary increase, etc. 3) Buyer's motivation for buying; near family/friends, convenient to work, amenities, etc.
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