You can't play the game if you don't roll the dice. While I don't think it's a good idea to write a terribly low-ball offer, I do think it's a good idea speak with a Realtor and see if the offer you're considering would be worthwhile. Ultimately a Realtor is obligated to write any offer you'd like to present. Home sales are capitalism at it's finest . . . the seller can accept, reject, counter, or ignore. Feel free to contact me if you'd like more information.