08-02-2008 08:35 PM
I have to say, this is the only home I have found everything to be perfect with except... for the price. Asking price was $1.89M which is 'a bit' higher than what I can afford.
Today I bumped into a realtor as I walked into an open house which asked "so.. if you can buy that house for $1.5M.. you would? ok, give me your phone #, I work magic"
Got me thinking.. how negotiable are these home prices? I doubt they'll lower a $1.9m home to $1.5m... my guess is the realtor just wanted my contact so she can try to sell me something else.
08-03-2008 02:58 PM
08-04-2008 01:01 PM
Redfin Open Book
08-05-2008 01:09 PM
Realtor David Blockhus actually has an interesting blog at www.siliconvalleyrealestateinfo.com. He's mostly a buyer's agent working with people buying $1-$2 million homes, and he's reported that demand is strong enough that, much to his dismay, some agents are getting away with bringing back "pocket listings" in upscale neighborhoods, where they don't list the home on the MLS and instead rely on someone in their own office to bring them a buyer for a super easy sale.