is this reasonable?
There are 4 identical houses for sale on 1 street, all priced from £244,999-£249,999. We are really interested in 2 of the properties. They are both priced at £249.999. We offer £240k for each. One seller counter offers £242,000, which we accept. A week later the other seller also counter offers us £241,000. We inform the other seller about this and they agreed to match the offer, which we are happy with.
Now there is another property for sale in the same street which is also identical, externally and internally. However, this one is priced at £229,000. Again, this one looks exactly the same as the rest of the properties, which has a slightly different layout inside then the others, not a big deal though. But after talking to the state agent, they say the house needs some “cosmetic changes”. We are not sure what exactly there is to do but certainly won’t be something that would cost the £11k difference.
What I want to know is, would it be reasonable if we contact the seller of the house we agreed on and tell them that there is another property on the street which is cheaper and we may consider that over yours unless they can reduce the price slightly. Obviously after viewing the house first.
We know the sellers of the house are desperate for us to buy the house, since there are many other houses in the street and they don’t want to lose potential buyers. So there is a chance they will accept our new decision?
My Dad is happy with the price we have agreed on already. But me and my Mum want to reduce the price slightly IF possible. (and the cheaper we get the house, the better car I can get :p)
Hope all this makes sense, if it doesn't please let me know. Any help appreciated.