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Attempting to sleep....

This should be fun.

I have a hard enough time sleeping on any normal night. Who knows how soon I'll drift off considering what tomorrow may have in store. What drives me nuts is that I have no clue if what I was thinking of offering is much higher or lower than what the other potential buyer is offering. I'm guessing that it might be higher since it wouldn't make much sense for the seller to counter offer or bother waiting for my offer if the other offer was close to their asking price. Of course then that trick is to guess how low I can make my offer so that it's better than the other, but still relatively low.

Heh, suddenly I kind of wish this worked like eBay so I could just put in my max bid and forget about it. I get one shot at this so I have to weigh the options between a price I like and a price that will get the house. The scary thing being that the numbers I'm throwing around in my head are all varying by multiple Ks... On the one hand it's easy to play with numbers like that, but if I start thinking about what the means in real terms it gets a bit scary....

Not to mention that it's odd doing all this on my own. I was looking at my friends who have houses and everyone more or less got a house as part of a couple so I can't help but think that this would at least give you someone to angst over the "wow"-ness of this with. Then again, <evil smile> if I do get it, I can decorate it the way I want to </evil smile>....

Eh, I'm going to bed now.


Sounds like our bidding situation exactly. Except that here the market is quite hot, so I knew we had to go with the (just-lowered) asking price in order to beat the person they were haggling with. If they hadn't have just lowered it, I might have knocked off a few thousand. *shrug*

Good luck, though! And just remember, even if it doesn't work, there's multiple houses that you would be happy in and you'll find another. But I hope you get it!
Well, I ended up offering a few K under the asking price and asking for 3 points, but I made a point of taking the house as-is and not asking for any guarantees, or repairs etc...

I'm hoping that the offer is high enough to tempt the person, considering that she won't have to do anything to house (and there were several things on the disclosure form and a previous inspection that a buyer could legitimately ask to have fixed).

The joys of having a rather wacky skill set (I can lay tile, re-wire a house, design a new kitchen, etc... etc...)
Useful hint: don't ever think about the whole number, or the difference between numbers. Keep it ALL in percentages, ie "I'm offering x% below their asking price" or "I'm upping my bid by y%". I found that this let me detatch from the number a bit more, which was good because I'm a complete cheapskate. It's not worth angsting about a couple of thousand in this case if it turns out to be less than 1%... think margin of error. And under no circumstances should you attempt to translate the numbers into the equivalent number of DVDs, hard drives, or other toys you'd be interested in getting!

I hope you get it. So where are the pics already?
Heh, unfortunately the actual price of the house is such that thinking about percentages pretty much just shifts the decimal place a couple of spots :)

The pictures will be forthcoming as soon as the seller(s) accept my offer. It would be too depressing taking them, putting them up, and then not getting the house.

*high fives the control freak!*