Warren County Ohio Real Estate News and Observations: Should I Pay Full Price?

Should I Pay Full Price?

Is that home one you love?We've found a house you like, maybe even LOVE. 

Enough that you want to buy it.

And one of the key questions is "What should I offer?".

"Do I need to pay FULL price?" 



To help make that decision we've got facts:

  • Pricing for similar homes sold
  • Pricing for actively listed homes
  • Typical time to sell and how long this home has been on the market
  • And we probably have some clues about activity too.  How many agent business cards left on the counter?  Other buyers coming and going at the same time as our showing(s)?
  • And another fact to consider, do you have a Choice #2 and/or #3?

And that last piece of info may contribute to your decision.

If we've been looking for months and THIS home is the first that works for you?  And the other indicators are to expect competition from other buyers?  Then it's probably advisable to come with a very strong offer right out of the gate.  Give the seller a reason to accept your offer.

If on the other hand, you've got other choices you'd be just as happy to call home, we can gamble a bit more on how much discount to try for during negotiations. 

There's one big question to ask yourself:
"Will I regret not getting this home if I miss by just a few thousand dollars?"

I've seen it enough times, the regrets of a buyer that says "But I WOULD have paid MORE if I'd have just had a chance!".  You just never know when a seller may get another offer (or more) and decide to outright accept the buyer's offer that was strong from the start. 

It's my job to give you the pros and cons of your offer strategy, then you make the decision.  Choose wisely.


Just call 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com and we can discuss how we can best help you!

Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz


Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas


The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Comment balloon 7 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • January 28 2019 12:41AM


We just lost one. Wanted to bid $5k under. Lost out to a full price cash offer. Not sure we would have got it, our offseason financed, but at least we would have been in the running.

Posted by Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy (HomeSmart) 8 months ago

In our market with little inventory to choose from,  Chances are it will go full pirce.   Or Over as in one of my lastest deals.  We went over by 5000 in order to get the home. They were not willing to chance it as there were multiple offers.

Posted by Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros) 8 months ago

My buyers lose to over listing price offers and no closing assistance needed and also waiving appraisals are brought in to the picture these days.  We put our best offer in and if it doesn't make the cut then we move on.  

Posted by Stella Barbour, Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland (NoVa Brokers LLC) 8 months ago

Buyers need to contact you to answer many of these questions for them

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 8 months ago

I have a friend that says he only pays full price if there’s no other option. But I totally agree with you overall.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 months ago

William Feela That’s not always a guarantee that the buyers know who to contact and what to say. It’s nice when it happens, though.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 8 months ago

The question often here is...how much OVER ASKING do I have to pay..

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 8 months ago