The agent representing the buyer actually did a decent job of trying to negotiate on behalf of her client, but we knew that the buyer was set on our property (she filled out the contract while still in the house) and with several good showings this weekend, the buyer knew that there was a decent shot of competing offers if she didn’t get the house under contract quickly.
Ultimately, we were able to get the house under contract for $97,500 — $2500 under list price. When we originally put it on the market, I thought there was a decent shot we’d get a full-price offer, but given that the property has only been listed for two weeks, I’m not complaining. We also agreed to paying $3000 in closing costs, get the buyer a home warranty and throw in a couple of the staging items.
The Buyer has 12 days for due diligence, 20 days for her financing contingency and we’re scheduled to close on January 21.