Posted by CTChap on February 26, 1999 at 09:55:10:
$10K?!?!? That sounds WAY high!! How many bedrooms/baths? Probably 2/1, and more like a 1960ish! Your offer depends on your area. You’ve already said in your ad that you will go as high as $3K. Personally, I don’t put how much I’ll pay in my ads. It’ll give you more leverage in negotiations if they don’t know how much you’ve got.
I’ve never heard of going through a REALTOR for a Lonnie deal…I wouldn’t want to do this at all.
If the REALTOR wasn’t in the picture, and the sellers needed out, and the place was trashed out, I would probably only offer $1500-$2K TOPS! (And that’s only if it was in MY area - not an hour and a half away)
There should be plenty of BETTER deals closer to home!
Good luck to you.