Thanks everyone. That pretty much answers my question. See the Listing agent for the Bank and the my agent works for the same company. My first offer was $210K for awhile. Then a little later, my agent stated that the bank wanted more money, $235K and I said no but they increased my bid to $218K. Now after their "supposedly" back up offer of $230K is nowhere to be found, they said I could definitely get the property for $220K. I am just wondering if they are trying to nickel and dime me. I heard that the commission was only 2% to my agent or both. Not sure about that one. I am ready to walk out. They keep telling me that the price of the home that the owner paid for it was $495K 4 years ago.. See that is not my concern. I am only willing to go as high as $220K. Hang on or walk away while I still have a chance" :) Thanks again!!!