We counter with -$900 off list, no closing cost, $500 repair allowance, and to either pay for half of new survey or accept our old one when we bought the house.
They counter with 5K below our asking price, still want us to pay their closing costs, and move the $500 warranty into the repair allowance category. This was supposedly their best and last offer. As far as I'm concerned, they can keep fishing or take our last counter-counter offer. If they take the deal, they will walk into the house with at least 5-6 thousand
We just lowered our list price by $2000, and will meet their "demands". Saying demands, makes it sound like a hostage situation....
The market will be getting warmer with spring right around the corner, and we have no problems waiting for another buyer, but would like to sale the house and be done with it. I have no problems making the house into a permanent rental property, even though we'd like the equity out of it and less responsibility. We also aren't gonna give the house away either. I really hate this part of the process.
Keep Right On Prepping - K