As a REALTOR, I always help clients to make an offer based upon comparable sold, active and expired properties. Based on that research, along with known information about the days on the market, condition of the home, motivation of the seller, and even selling history of the listing agent (Do most of the agent's listings sell less than list price and at what percentage?), a reasonable offer can be determined. On average, in the current market, homes tend to sell somewhere from 3% to 6% below list price, but you cannot base an offer on that.
If you would like assistance with making an offer, please feel free to contact me. I can do all of the above to help you get the property at the best price possible.
William Raveis Real Estate