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Sellers to Buyers: Stop With the Lowball Offers!

Phoenix Home buyers who are looking for big discounts on housing nowadays are finding that their lowball offers are no longer sticking with sellers, and that their offers are getting a flat-out “no” when they’re way below the asking price.

Right off the bat, buyers say, ‘I want a steal,’ and I tell them they have to wipe that word out of their vocabulary.People come in, and they think the market is 2008 or 2009, when sellers were desperate, They’re not desperate. Not at all.

What qualifies as a lowball offer? Sellers generally consider lowball offers to be less than 90 percent of their asking price.

Buyers, on the other hand, tend to say offers of 80 percent to 85 percent of the list price are reasonable.

The mistake some buyers make is going so low it’s not even reasonable, says Stephanie Chen, a seller, who refused to take an offer $40,000 less than her asking price. We just walked away from the table.

Another big mistakes home buyers are making in today’s changing housing market is that they are taking too long to make an offer, real estate professionals say, and because of that they are losing out on getting the house they want. The number of for-sale homes on the market nationwide has shrunk considerably in recent months, bringing out higher competition for properties, particularly for move-in ready homes.

The Phoenix real estate market is so hot that properties are receiving multiple offer within a few days. The days of the low ball offers are a thing of the past in Phoenix real estate. Real estate prices in Phoenix are estimated to rise considerably by the end of the year.

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