There is no such thing as an appropriate % that you can subtract from the asking price. Several factors come into play in determining the price of an apartment. Some owners may set the price too high and not be willing to negotiate down, others may set the price high and be willing to negotiate. Then there are those that have already priced their property based on the current market conditions, thereby leaving little or no room to negotiate.
At the end of the day, you need to ask yourself this question - is this a place you wish to come home to every day? Would you be upset if your offered too low a price and lost the apartment to another home buyer?
If you are working with a good broker, they should be in a position to guide you about current conditions and prevaling prices for comparable apartments.
If you are not working with a broker, you need to find one that works with a reputable firm and who will have your best intrerestas their top priority. Give me a call if you wish proper representation.
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There is no standard or appropriate price . Your broker should advise you on what to bid based on condition of apt. previous sales in the building in 09, asking price ( is it reasonable or high) also price will be based on the floor the apt is on. Higher floors are usually a bit more expensive . some apts have better views this may be factored in as well. Some people will be more negotiable then others they may have to sell. other people can wait and hold out for a better price. If you love this apt and you feel its right for you go for it!!! If this apt meets 75% of your criteria you have a home run. Good Luck Carol Friedman NestSeekers International