Excuses for a low ball offerIt needs paint and carpet, and to update the kitchen bath etc. Was a time when the sellers would give a carpet allowance for the buyer. In this market you can buy a flipper house with new carpet and paint probably priced slightly above the market value or you can buy under market value and do it it your self. But it will not be bought for half price because you think it needs remodeling! Slamming the list agent with why you offered below market value, may not get the response you want. But someone who offers a little below and writes how much they love the home might just get it done!February 27 2012 - Temecula1YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.