How to make an offer ....I haven't bought in a long time. Used to be it offended somebody if you offered much than a thousand or two less than the asking price. Still so? (Suppose I see a house listed for 50K. Is it bad manners to offer 40? It isn't a foreclosure.)December 15 2011 - 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.