This depends on if the seller really wants or needs to sell.
Many sellers place their properties on the market with the mindset that "if they get what they want, they will sell" - and if not.........they will just stay where they are.
if the seller is not motivated to sell, there is rarely much you can do to induce interest.
Your first challenge will be to find out, through your buyer agent, what is making the seller tick. What do they want? Why are they selling? Where are they going? What is their time frame? etc.
If the seller wants or needs to sell, but is seeing through foggy glasses, supporting data presented in a meaningful way is your best strategy. Your buyer agent will guide you on how to best position an offer, and what information to attach. When appropriate, some buyer agents meet with the seller and the sellers agent together to present an offer. Your buyer agent will be the source of the best strategy for you.... more
You offer will be a back up offer and will only become primary if/when the primary expires or dies for one of several reasons. Normally a contingent offer is made very close to over full price to get the seller to accept it rather than waiting for a lesser amount with an offer that is not contingent. If the sellers are in no particular hurry they often will wait while the buyers try to sell their house and buy theirs. This sounds like it might be the case here, and if so the sellers may continue to wait. Making your best offer first might get their attention but it all depends on how motivated the sellers are.... more