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    Default Asking to buy a house not for sale

    If the op is asking an agent to negotiate for them, the agent is working for them so it seems a bit rich for the agent to charge the seller a commission.


    The seller is best off telling the agent to get lost lol and contact the buyer directly. In fact perhaps that 10
    Grand would be the difference to then selling

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    Default Asking to buy a house not for sale

    Buyers ask us to find them houses every day! Unfortunately we can't charge them for the service - which is why the owners pay! Most homeowners hate dealing with buyers , otherwise everyone would do it!

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    Default Asking to buy a house not for sale

    I totally understand, but I think in this case where they want to approach a specific house, it's not really worth the money.

    In any case the buyer will effectively end up paying anyway, as the vendor will take into account agent fees and want a higher price

    This all seems a bit off topic.

    I don't think the vendor is going to sell for 30k after their price unless there's a good reason (financial strain, falling market, house is falling apart).

    You would have more experience though elijahs mum what do you think?

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    Default Asking to buy a house not for sale

    Go for it.

    I've done exactly what you want to do. I now know that its not for sale but they have my details if ever it does become available (elderly woman in the home owns it and its vacant).

    There is absolutely no harm in asking, who knows their situation they could be thinking if selling, you just don't know unless you ask.

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    Yeh unless they are desperate $30k would not cover their costs, plus I would assume $480 is an easy price to get now in this better market so for them to be tempted they would want above market value - but OP should still try as you never know their circumstances! At least get the agent to ask what $ they would take to consider selling

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    Default Asking to buy a house not for sale

    Problem with investment properties is that you have to pay a much higher stamp duty tax which can be quite alot

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    Default Asking to buy a house not for sale

    My in laws built a house and only lived in it two years before this happened to them. They sold happily and built another house around the corner lol. Three years later, same thing haha.

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    Ok so I started this thread. We now have our house under contract and finance approved.
    We have been looking around and haven't found a house yet.
    So I'm thinking of asking if these people would sell their house.
    So how should I do it?
    It's a rental so owners don't live there. How do I get in contact with owners?
    Should I ask my agent to contact them or ask the agent who sold the house last year?
    What should I say or offer??

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    If you like your agent I would ask him to ask them - and also ask his opinion on what you should offer ( don't go low as they won't take you seriously ) he will have access to the new owners info if they have declared they are renting it out which a lot of people don't!

    The agent that sold it would obviously have their details - ask your agent first if he wants to contact then otherwise as a last resort you can call that agent

    Or anyone can go to the local council and find the owners address ( if they have declared they are renting it out)

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    Good luck op


 

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