From what you've said in this thread so far, these guys are loaded and are going to buy your house if they decide they want it. 80% down payment? Wife about to pop? Making their contractor tag along on the SECOND visit? Yeah, I'd come down in price enough to keep them on the line and not piss them off, but it sounds like they want to buy your house and money isn't really an issue.htdrag11 wrote: ↑Thu May 14, 2020 9:52 pmGood point. The market in our area, even before the virus, was slim picking. It got worse since fewer people want to list and have strangers walking in. Being a buyer and seller in the same high rent county, we are in a no win situation. As someone suggest, we could counteroffer at 100% or just a token $5k off to see how it goes.Normchad wrote: ↑Thu May 14, 2020 9:13 pm With 20+ Million suddenly unemployed, and many millions more in economic distress, I think this is definitely a buyers market. Meaning, your buyers have more houses to choose from, and you're unlikely to find other, better offers. How many equivalent homes are in the area that the buyers could alternate choose from? If it's a lot, they really should be looking for a deeper discount. A 90% offer does not sound "low ball" to me. "Low ball" to me would be something like 30%+ below asking price.
So it comes down to how important it is to you to sell, now. Buyers will certainly expect a discount. And it might be the case that if you "met in the middle", they would be content with 5% off. The suggestion above to agree to "as-is" is an excellent starting point as well. With a 20 year old roof, they could be asking for consideration there.
I think if you agree to 95% of what you were asking for, you are doing well, all things considered.
BTW, the buyer's other half is pregnant (kind of hard to hide even from a distance) and would like to move in within 60 days. On the 2nd visit, brought their contractor with them contemplating remodeling the house regardless.
Your token 5k off sounds reasonable.