Based on 2010 statistics, homes in Pearl River sold for an average of 94.74% of the list price--that is just over 5% below list price. As the other posters pointed out, there is no real bid or offer rule. Price is based on the size, condition and location of the home, comparable sales, and supply and demand in the market.
If you are a qualified buyer, with suffucient funds for the downpayment, good credit and no contingencies, you would be the ideal buyer.
If you are working with a Real Estate agent, have the agent run the comparable sales in Pearl River based on the size and style of the home. If you are not working with an agent, find an agent and let the professional use their knowledge to help you.
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