Are Buyer Agents hurting their buyers with advice for LOWBALL OFFERS?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services

Home Owners in Manchester NH are learning the "LOWBALL" Offer is alive and well. After a review of a few of the last offers I received, they may be alive but certainly are not well. The converation was about if all buyers are lead to believe that all homes listed are in a distressed situation, that they are in foreclosure, bank owned or short sales.

The media and some Buyer Agents are teaching buyers to make what is considered "Lowball" offers. Everyone wants to get the best deal, but how you go about it is just as important.



If you want to make a "Lowball" offer you need to follow some simple guidelines.

1. Find out what type of sale it is, Is it bank owned? A short sale? or a "regular sale" with a seller who is not considered "distressed"

2. Find out if there are any other offers submitted, if so you may not have time to try a lowball or you could lose out to the other buyer(s).

3. Assess what the house is worth in today's market so you can base your offer on real numbers.

4. Include a prequailification letter letting the seller know you are quailifed for a loan.

5. Often it is important for the seller to know why you offer what you did, some buyers like to add a letter why they offered what they did, listing an needed repairs with extimates to fix. Some offers come with a list of comps from the area on how they arrived at thier offer price.

In conclusion as shown ths week new Bank Owned homes are being priced to sell. With double digit offers, buyer agents giving advice to make a lowball offer are not helping their clients, they are hurting them.

If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us. We offer you assistance to get a free pre-quailification for a mortgage,along with some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE through each step of the Buying Process.

 

If you need to sell your home and you owe more than your house is worth, i may be able to help. I specialize in working with home owners to get your home sold. There are many options such as a short sale whcih may be able to help you.

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Lisa Michael
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Interesting Post. I can appreciate the input to let the seller know why the buyers offered what they did.

 

Thanks for your insight.

 

August 07, 2012 05:53 AM #1
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John McCormack
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I'm not a fan of low-balling Scott.  It rarely works and leaves a bitter taste in the sellers mouth for sure.  With the market leveling out we're seeing less low-balling going on. 

August 07, 2012 06:02 AM #2
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David Grbich
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Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Unless the home has some major issues that a typical buyer cannot address, low balling is not a winning approach in this market.

August 07, 2012 07:11 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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Good advice for prospective home buyers.


Have an outstanding week and be sure to have your camera in hand when you are out and about.


August 07, 2012 07:12 AM #4
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Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

In my area, buyers who submit lowball offers usually end the process right there and never have their offer accepted.  Thankfully, there are enough buyers who are willing to pay market value.

August 07, 2012 07:54 AM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Lowball offers don't work in seller's markets.  The demand is simply too hot for lowballs to be anything but a joke.

August 07, 2012 09:01 AM #6
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Scott - There is a time and place for a lowball offer, and a time when it's a total waste of effort. A good agent can not only tell the difference, but expalin it to their client as well.

August 07, 2012 11:53 AM #7
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Amanda S. Davidson
Living A Dream Real Estate - Alexandria, VA
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Scott- The inventory in our area is too thin for low ball offers. I think buyers agents owe it to their clients to educate them on what a reasonable offer is and what a total waste of time offers pulled from the sky are.

August 07, 2012 01:48 PM #8
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Lisa unfortanately bad offers affect everyone, tips to prevent them can help agents, buyers and sellers.

August 07, 2012 04:46 PM #9
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

JOHN the time for low ball offers was 2 years ago, not now, the market has already changed and there are more buyers and less homes for sale.

August 07, 2012 04:47 PM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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DAVID I agree, Low balling does not work for owner occupied buyers getting a mortgage in this market.

August 07, 2012 04:48 PM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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ROY thank you for the comments, have  a great day

August 07, 2012 04:48 PM #12
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Scott Godzyk
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Kathryn most buyers who submit  lowbal offer just lost their drea home to a more realisticbuyr.

August 07, 2012 04:49 PM #13
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Scott when making a lowball offer, there certainly are some things to consider, as you've mentioned.  The "pull a number out of your hat" method, just doesn't fly.

Featuring in Bananatude.

August 07, 2012 05:17 PM #14
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Charita thank you for the feature, unfortanately pulling a munber out of the air is still how a few agents may practice their offer skills.

August 07, 2012 05:41 PM #15
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
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Scott, We have an exceptional home listed at 1,200,000 and we just got an offer for $830,000!
August 08, 2012 03:25 AM #16
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Al Raymondi
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If the home is priced right for the market a low ball offer usually just wastes time Scott.

August 08, 2012 04:42 AM #17
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