My suggestion would be to present a fair and reasonable offer based on the condition of the home.
If you don't have an agent representing you exclusively as the Buyer, let's meet for me to understand your home buying goals.
Donna Liebig, REALTOR
PA Lic.# RS292126
Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS
the real estate market is a very complex environment,there is no exact science that rules!
Every transaction is totally different and unique,it really depends on both parties (Seller and Buyer) motivation,not counting that for most of people that are not in the business it is also a very emotional experience...
It is also true,like the Owner of my company Jim Weichert says,that in this market "every offer is a good offer" if is articulated and presented in the best possible way.
My suggestion would be to have your Buyer's agent investigate a little bit more the current Seller's situation
and act accordingly and remember,we are in a Buyer's market.
Do you have an agent representing you exclusively as the Buyer?