Jim & Cinnamon - I am just curious - did you realize this question was asked over 2 years ago when you responded?
It's easy to miss the date under the question...........not sure if you did, or just wanted to answer it anyway...I am not critcizing - just curious, as the "old date issue" has been brought up many times on trulia.
I hope you find the right realtor for you and the right house. Any realtor worth its salt will not work with you on this premise. How would you feel if your home is listed at a fair price of $1000,000 that is in exellent condition and the neighborhood goes for that price and some buyer wants to pay $750.000. If I would represent the seller I would ask the buyer to look for a $750.000 house. Problem solved. Good luck!
I think that is reasonable unlike what other realtors have stated. It will take a long time but something will click. My only concern would be your financing method.
Can you close quickly?
Here in philly you can pick up deals .50cents on a dollar. May take 200 offers but you can snag something. Now for some agents they may not want to do that but some agents work with investors and do this all day long.
You are being upfront and honest and I think as long as you disclose this and are loyal and a real buyer, it is a realtors choice if they want to work that way.
Realtors will try to instill a sense of urgency in you over missing your market. Hold tight, time is on your side.
If you haven't already selected a Realtor, I would love to assist if you're looking anywhere close to my area. I'm also a real estate investor and don't have any problems with low ball offers. It's how investing works if you're good at it.
In what area of California are you looking to buy?
I am very comfortable making lowball offers with well qualifed buyers. Are you looking to buy in LA or Orange Counties?
Thanks! Peggy Nelsen