Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes I do... buyers typically don't want to miss out on a perfect home for them over a few thousand dollars. Also, you never know how negotiable a seller might be, especially one who has been on market for a while. I do the same at the low end... I'd look at homes priced from $190K. One thing I've found over that past several years with rising home prices and lack of inventory is that just about every one of my buyers ended up spending somewhat more than they thought they would have to at the start of the process.

Jun 05, 2018 04:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This begins a conversation. It is based on reality.

Jun 05, 2018 04:13 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Yes. There may be nice houses with long days on market that are ripe for a price reduction.

Jun 05, 2018 05:00 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Why not?  Negotiation is the name of the game

Jun 05, 2018 04:27 AM
Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

yes! just had this discussion with a seller deciding on list price

Jun 05, 2018 04:11 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I find most folks who look past their means are dreaming of putting in a lowball offer.

Jun 04, 2018 10:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It depends, but probably. There us some negotiating going on. But that price range here yields very little.

Jun 04, 2018 10:12 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, Yes, I would look up-to $310,000.

Jun 04, 2018 09:33 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

If there is just absolutely nothing under $300K, I'll sneak a peek up to $310K. Right now, there's a lot of that going on in that price range!

Over $400K, it's far easier to find homes within their budget.

Jun 04, 2018 09:33 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes. And in an area where the list/sale ratio may be more deal-friendly, maybe even a little bit higher. Also, price ranges are flexible and if a buyer found something that was absolutely perfect at 320, and they're qualified, send it. They can always overlook it if it doesn't work.

Jun 05, 2018 05:44 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  If they have the money or the preapproval for $310K, yes.

Jun 04, 2018 09:40 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I will look above the stated price points. I can't say I will send them all of those homes, because I do not want them getting new to the market homes they will not or can not buy. I may ask if the right "cream puff" came up $10,000-15,000 above their max would they want to view & purchase it. If they say yes, then I will bump up my max price limit for them.

Jun 04, 2018 09:22 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I would go up to at least $330,000 and even $350,000 so I can know what would be available should they figure out that they can afford more and don't like what is available in below 300K.  I would probe to see their interest level and ability to pay.

Jun 05, 2018 11:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The search will depend upon their ability to purchase in the price range.

Jun 05, 2018 06:18 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that is a good idea.

Jun 05, 2018 04:57 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If they are approved for up to 300 I would show in the 310 range.

Jun 05, 2018 04:51 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Why not?

Jun 05, 2018 04:31 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

I would follow up with other questions to learn more, such as time frame, financing, areas and for my market, when was the last time you were in Santa Fe. In our low inventory market, price often reduces what is possible if the customer is just beginning to look.

Jun 05, 2018 04:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, and there are a lot of homes in my area in that price range. 

Jun 05, 2018 03:01 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. I would search $350,000.00 or less. There is always a chance properties that have been on market for a while are ready to drop price. And there's also a chance that a house that will work is listed at $195,000.00

Jun 05, 2018 01:42 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We look up $200,000 to $300,000.  If we can't find anything in that price point, we ask if we can expand the search and move up, but it still has to fall within the price the buyer is willing (or capable) of paying.

Jun 05, 2018 11:29 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jun 05, 2018 11:13 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I do search a few over just in case they are willing to come down.

Jun 05, 2018 10:35 AM
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Yes, I'd take a look at a little over what they consider their "high" end.  I maybe able to see one that we could get for under the $300K with a little negotiations.  

I'll have conversation to make sure that the price range they tell me is realistic for what they are looking to buy, then go from there.

Jun 05, 2018 09:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

La La La La La .... 


Seriously, it does depend on many factors ... knowing my clients and intimate knowledge of the market. It generally will not harm to modify search criteria and see what else is out there.

Jun 05, 2018 09:10 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yes, I do, especially if they are pre-approved above $300k.

Jun 05, 2018 08:54 AM
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

Absolutely. I love calling it LaLa Land. With so any searches done on Zillow by consumers,  pricing in the right “search band” can have a dramatic impact on exposure. 

Jun 05, 2018 07:53 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

When a client says they want to look up to $300,000 the reality is they need to look up to $250,000. Given the multiple offer environment here, they will still spend $300,000 to get the house that was listed at $250,000 if they want to be successful.

It is tough to be a buyer in the S. F. Bay Area.

Jun 05, 2018 06:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a huge range.... I'd narrow that my 50k

Jun 05, 2018 06:28 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It does not matter what THEY want to look in, it matters what price they can afford an dhow much mortgage they can get

Jun 05, 2018 06:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In a tight well priced market probably not. Then again, maybe if I was looking at an over priced listing I'd give it a shot!

Jun 05, 2018 06:10 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


If the buyer has revealed their strategy is to offer 80% of market value or $210,000 (their actual budget) I will not push the upper limits.

However, if I know the quality of real estate they seek can not be found  in their 'la-la' criteria, I will inject, for convenience purposes of course, property more likely to appeal to their needs.

Besides, in a low inventory market, it means you need to cast a larger net just of have something on the show list.

Jun 05, 2018 05:31 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Yes, I would.  Might be a great opportunity to catch that seller who says "if they like it, they should submit an offer" vs the seller who appropriately priced their house. 

Jun 05, 2018 04:59 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paul for $300k all I can offer is land or a lease, so it depends and I always suggest to look higher is OK so just incase they have some mad money they forgot to tell me....Endre

Jun 05, 2018 12:06 AM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Absolutely, and sometimes even a bit higher.  I also warn them that anything at or over the cap that is new, will be unlikely to come down right away, but that older inventory well over may be ripe for the picking. 

Jun 05, 2018 12:02 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It depends.

Jun 05, 2018 06:50 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

On occasion, I will even look a little higher.

Jun 05, 2018 06:24 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I don't call it anything - just include it & let the buyer decide. What if the right price is $307 based on the comps?  That's the price then right?

Jun 05, 2018 05:21 AM
Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

Yes of course and there are some great answers here from savy agants. The budget for some is set in stone, but for some it is a guideline based on Lender qualifications. $325-$350,000 homes with long Days on Market could be ready to reduce their price to sell now. That could benefit the Buyers in some markets.

Jun 05, 2018 04:05 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

In a slow market I would

Jun 10, 2018 09:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I try not to, the $300K home could get offers to $325K, pricing this buyer out of this price point.

Jun 08, 2018 06:08 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Paul ~ Yes, I would go a little above their stated price range for a couple of reasons.  Prices are negotiable so we may be able to get that higher priced home with some favorable terms to the seller other than price.  The other reason is to show them that sometimes going up in price $10K - $25K may provide for a much better home; extra bedroom, backyard, or better schools.

Jun 06, 2018 07:56 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, no doubt about it.

Jun 05, 2018 11:16 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I generally go $25k over

Jun 05, 2018 09:14 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I look in the parameters of what the client tells me.   Unless there is not enough to look at then I will start looking at 325,000

Jun 05, 2018 07:37 PM