As with any sale of property, that depends on what the seller believes is in their best interest. If the seller still thinks they can get out of foreclosure, they may not be very motivated to sell. On the other hand, if the Trustee Sale is just around the corner they might be more motivated. Work with a professional who has experience speaking with sellers in foreclosure, and that might increase your chances of getting your offer accepted. Of course, in this situation, you are not dealing directly with the Seller, but with the Listing Agent, when presenting your offer, so your sales pitch will be made agent to agent.
Wishing you success in getting a great deal on this home and saving another homeowner from Trustee Sale. Dare to Dream.
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty