Making an offer above asking priceI am wondering if it is common practice to offer above asking price. I have looked at a few homes, and two I considered putting a offer on. In both cases my realtor said homes would up sell and reccomended offering 20,000 more on the first one (a short sale)and now suggest 25,000 above asking (a bank owned). I passed on both homes because I just feel uneasy about offering above asking price. Are the days of offering a little less and then meeting in the middle over? If homes are being listed below what seller is willing to accept how is a buyer supposed to find homes in the price range theta are looking for?August 13 2012 - 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.