Zillow Advice: Home Buying - Average price of neighborhood http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Make sure your buyers representative ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ Make sure your buyers representative is willing to meet with you, have them perform a full CMA on the property WITH you. Then, be sure to submit your offer appropriately based on your CMA. Make sure your buyer representative is willing to meet with the sellers and other agent in person, not just email/fax the offer over.. the more personal touch or flair you can attach to an offer the more the sellers are willing to accept it. A hand written letter never hurt anyone either! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ 2012-09-10T22:58:00Z Do you have a buyers agent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ Do you have a buyers agent representing you? If not that would be the first step. The listing agent represents the seller and has there best interest. Just because a home is listed for X doesn't mean it is worth X. The comparative Market analysis will help you make a fair offer. Carole Webb www.carolewebb.com 301 237 0445 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ 2012-09-10T22:24:00Z I suggest that you work with ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ I suggest that you work with a buyer agent, who can conduct a CMA of the properties based on recently sold and active properties in the area. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ 2012-09-05T14:03:00Z Kettering is a great area, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ Kettering is a great area, however, I agree, 25% above comparable pricing is hard to swallow.<br/>No bid should offend a seller, it boils down to a business transaction. Offer what you feel is fair, and hope for either an accepted offer or a counter offer.<br/>IF you were still concerned, include comparable sales information in your offer showing similar homes priced lower, as well.<br/>Best wishes, Jim Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ 2012-09-05T13:24:00Z Get a Real Estate Agent like ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ Get a Real Estate Agent like myself to put comps on recent solds in that area and use that to submit your offer. Let me know if you need help with that. Good luck to you. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ 2012-09-05T13:22:00Z Don't worry about offending ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ Don't worry about offending the seller. If their agent is worth their salt, they know full well that the house is overpriced for the neighborhood. Bid what you're comfortable bidding, but also know that we are in a very competitive market at the moment and you might lose the house if your offer isn't high enough. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Average-price-of-neighborhood/458650/ 2012-09-05T13:21:00Z