How Would You Proceed with this "Motivated" Seller?We just sold our house and are looking to find a new one to move into. We found a house we both like and fits our needs, but it is in nee of updating. (Older couple owns it.) When I first looked at the house, the realtor said the sellers were motivated. The house is vacant, they are already living in a new townhouse they purchased, and the house has been listed for 200 days. They have the house priced about $25k higher than its assessed tax value, and about $15k than we feel comfortable paying. We offered them 89% their asking price to see where they stood. It took them two days to counter with an amount that was about 1.5% off their asking price. We did not make a counter offer, as I was annoyed that they are being described as "motivated" and it took them two days to drop the house so little. I just assumed they were not going to be willing to budge any on price like I thought I was being led to believe. I told my wife we should just forget the house and move on. We both really like the house. Right now, in Dec-Jan, there doesn't seem to be a lot of good options for us. Those who may be experienced with real estate, should we forget the house and just rent until more houses hit the market this spring (I'm afraid interest rates are climbing) or should we try again dealing with these sellers? If we make another offer, any advice on approach? Should I just say "This is the max amount I can offer--take it or leave it" January 05 2014 - US00YesReport 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.