Zillow Advice: Home Buying - What do you think about making an offer to an owner when the house is not listed for sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate When I've run out of properties ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ When I've run out of properties to show a buyer, and they have found one that they like that isn't listed for sale, I've contacted the owners to ask if they would consider selling. Sometimes they are, and sometimes not. You have nothing to lose by asking.&nbsp; Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2014-01-27T03:12:00Z What have you got to lose? ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ <p class="MsoNormal">What have you got to lose? &nbsp;If a house is listed and is sitting on the market for many days with no offers, then naturally a seller may be willing to take less. &nbsp;Perhaps he is willing to sell at a fair price to you now? &nbsp;If he is, why not make an offer?</p><!--EndFragment--> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2014-01-26T21:57:00Z We make offers on homes that ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ We make offers on homes that are not for sale all the time. &nbsp;Sometimes the best deals are found that way. &nbsp;Its also a great way to seek exactly what you are looking for as opposed to what the market has to offer. &nbsp;<br/><br/>Aaron Scott<br/>Rodeo Realty<br/><em>[deleted by Zillow&nbsp; moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-27T22:31:00Z Why Not? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ Why Not?<br/> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-23T00:32:00Z I think is great, however ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ I think is great, however for sale by owner sometimes think that just because they are not working with a Realtor&nbsp;may&nbsp;not have to abide by state and local laws and they vary depending what's may be require.&nbsp; Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-19T16:32:00Z An "unsolicited offer" may ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ An "unsolicited offer" may not get a good response from the owner if they are not interested in selling. However, if the offer is very high..then it might get a different reception.<br/>Overall I think most people would be suspicious. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-19T16:03:00Z Nothing wrong in making an ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ <p>Nothing wrong in making an offer on a house that is not on the market, it happens more often than not, the only advice is to do your research on the property and area and be prepared that these prices will be usually be much higher than appraise values more so in today's sellers market were inventory is low if the homeowner chooses to sell. If you op to do it alone make sure you have all the proper forms to cover yourself and the seller.&nbsp; If your are interested in some of these forms please do not hesitate to contact me.&nbsp; Good luck.</p><p>Edward Uriarte<br/>John Aaroe Group<br/><em>[deleted by Zillow&nbsp; moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-18T15:26:00Z You have nothing to lose.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ You have nothing to lose.&nbsp; Best bet is to have an agent contact the owner aand see if they're interested.&nbsp; If they are the agent can represent you and the seller or just you.&nbsp; There's much more involved than this but it would be a start. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-18T06:48:00Z I think you can approach ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ I think you can approach an owner and ask if they would be interested in selling, if they say yes, then make an offer, if they say no, I would say to leave them alone.<br/><br/>Let me know if you need help contacting an owner to see if they are interested in selling or if you have any other questions.<br/><br/>Best,<br/><br/>Jamie Tian<br/>Rodeo Realty Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-18T06:01:00Z I think, why bother that ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ I think, why bother that person?<br/><br/>Not in a rhetorical sense, but truly - why am I bothering that person?<br/><br/>If it's because you think that you can offer them the deal of a lifetime, then, I think that's a great reason to contact them. If it's because you hope that you can GET the deal of a lifetime, I'm not really down with that.<br/><br/>All the best, Wed, 18 Sep 2013 05:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-do-you-think-about-making-an-offer-to-an-owner-when-the-house-is-not-listed-for-sale/511806/ 2013-09-18T05:46:00Z