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Comment by Wendy Rulnick on August 10, 2009 at 11:21am
Karen - There is really no standard percentage "off" for short sales. It depends on the market. Generally, fair market value or pretty close to it. Short sales ARE usually priced less than non-short sales, because they have to be discounted due to: length of time to close,uncertainty of approval...
Comment by Karen Mathers on August 10, 2009 at 11:13am
I am confused. It is my understanding that a buyer should get a good deal on a short sale. Otherwise, why would they put in an offer and wait for weeks and sometimes months for an answer? If the home comps at $205,000 then $185,000 seems like a good price? I have always been told a short sale price would be about 85% of market value? Am I missing something?
Comment by Wendy Rulnick on August 6, 2009 at 10:25am
Bud, good luck!
Comment by Bud Cooke on August 6, 2009 at 10:17am
Thanks for the advice. My original thought was to counter with $205,000. So I've talked to the buyer's agent and explained that we would be countering and why I felt it was important, based on the comps, in order to get the lender to agree. I can certainly justify $205k. By $/sf, $201k would fly. You guys are the best! Thanks for helping to validate a first timer. It does wonders for the confidence!
Comment by Stephanie Lim on August 6, 2009 at 7:19am
I agree. You have to be able to justify your contract price. We have good luck in explaining the process to the buyer's agent and how if the price can't be justified by comps it will just be rejected anyway so we will have all wasted our time. We have found it almost impossible to get the buyer to come up after the bank comes back with a higher counter. ( The exception for us is if we need to get a foreclosure sale cancelled and the bank won't do it without a sales contract and we absolutely can not negotiate the buyer up.)
Comment by Wendy Rulnick on August 6, 2009 at 7:04am
I would negotiate it now. Why waste time offer maybe for low based on what you said.
Comment by Bud Cooke on August 6, 2009 at 7:00am
My home comps at about $205,000. I have a cash offer for $185,000. Should we try to negotiate it or accept it and see if Wells will accept it? Med. price would be about $170k, high price would be $210k. I'm getting signatures and initials in the price area, just in case. Would appreciate your opinion. Thanks!

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