You should counter based on What the market is doing, right now in Kirkland.
How many units have sold in the last month, what is available, those homes that are available will
They work for you should this does not work out.
There must have been a good reason why you offered a certain sales price the first time,
Going in at the Midway mark maybe prudent if the market justifies it. If the justification is less
Then go less or walk away. If after thorough analysis of market conditions it is required that
You go higher, then do so.
If you have better options should this property deal not work out then so be it.