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    Ok this may seem really weird so I will tell you the story.

    12 months ago we decided to move. We put up our house to sell but market wasn't good. We were looking for a house and feel in love with a house that was for sale. We didn't sell our house so we missed it.
    The house that sold went straight on the rental market so I'm thinking investors bought.
    So our house is in the process of going under contract and I was wondering if its rude or weird to try ask the owners if they would consider selling more than what they bought it for (they really got a bargain. Dam it)
    I was thinking to ask our agent if they could find out the owners and ask them.
    Is this totally wrong?
    I've been looking at house but this house was so right for my family. It's not flash or grand but to us it's perfect.

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    I don't think it's rude - I'd take it as a compliment.

    I would expect you would be paying a premium for the property though.

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    You've got nothing to loose really, they may be thinking of moving and need something to help them make a decision. On the other hand they may love the house and tell you to get lost! You may as well make the chance!

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    Go for it.

    When I was younger a man came off the street and told my parents he loved our house, from when it was for sale before they purchased it.

    He then said "I'll give you such and such $'s" and we sold it to him.

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    Definitely go for it. When we had our house under contract to sell, we couldn't see anything else on the market we liked so the real estate agent that was selling ours offered to call a heap of landlords with houses around our budget and ask if any of them would be interested in selling.

    The contract on our place fell through so we couldn't pursue it further but we did get one or two calls back allowing us to inspect the house before we talked about price etc.

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    Do it! We bought a house a year ago that wasnt for sale. It had a for lease sign but I thought I'd call and ask and we bought it within 48 hours. Easiest house sale ever.

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    I do it every day ( I'm an agent!)
    No harm in asking at all - we have many clients that ask us to call owners to see if they want to sell , yes you usually get them a little over market value but if you love the home and can afford go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I do it every day ( I'm an agent!)
    No harm in asking at all - we have many clients that ask us to call owners to see if they want to sell , yes you usually get them a little over market value but if you love the home and can afford go for it!
    That is how we sold our house, the RE agent who sold it to us told us she had a client wanting exactly the set up we had. We were starting to think about selling anyway, so it was brilliant timing.
    The dumbest question is the one you never ask!

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    Wow thanks for the great responses. Well we will try and see how it goes

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    That's how we got our land, we saw it fall in love ask the neighbours if they knew the owner of the land. They didn't but they did know who the horse that was on the land. We cause them down and gave us the owner ph number, we rang them with a offer.


 

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