(Closed) Is this how it really goes?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Member
4153 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The seller definitely sounds like they’re being difficult.  We didn’t buy a house because of a $2500 difference that the seller wouldn’t drop, even after we went up $2500, and $500 is literally peanuts.

Post # 5
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t budge if I were you.  You could end up in a bidding war.

Post # 6
Hostess
18623 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t change your offer.  It sounds like they are possibly overvaluing their home, and you shouldn’t pay more than it’s worth.  If they won’t budge or hold out for the other buyer, walk away.

Edit: As for how long it usually takes, when we bought we sent in an offer, they countered the same day and we accepted the next.  The market was a bit better in 2007 though.

Post # 8
Hostess
18623 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

These people sound like they are being a pain!  If they don’t accept it, leave it.  I know it’s hard but I’m sure you can find something else that you love.

Post # 10
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1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If the seller is being really difficult I would not proceed forward. Your relationship with the unreasonable seller does not end once you are under contract unfortunately. You will still have to go through a home inspections (where you may request work done to the house or a credit for repairs) and then the closing. It may be way more effort than this house is worth.

Also, I would not start down the road of verbal agreements. Everything in writing! Also, your offer sounds more than fair!

Good luck!

Post # 12
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1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yeah, I understand that this is hard! We lost two homes that we loved before we put an offer on our home. In retrospect, I am so glad that we ended up buying the home we did. It was definatly the best home even though I didn’t see that right away during our house hunt. 

Sorry for rambling, but I am a firm believer that the right house will find you. If this is meant to be, it will work out 🙂

Post # 13
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely sounds like the seller is being difficult… I’m wondering if maybe they are struggling with the thought of selling to someone under budget at all (knowing the market now, they may have had to drop the price of their house significantly which is obviously very devastating). Hopefully an agent will convince them that you have a good deal and that they should take it/come to their senses.

Post # 15
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@jaylii9 – I totally agree with you. We lost 2 homes before we put the offer on the home we ended up with as well. I hated hearing from the agent “if it was meant to be, it would be…” at the time because it was always such a bummer every time we lost the house. In the end, we found an even better home though and are actually very glad that we ended up loosing the ones we did. In our case, it definitely turned out to be true!

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