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Karma Karma Karma Krama chameleon.......

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by got-to-get-fit, 11 Mar 2008.

  1. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    I Have just agreed to sell my house for the asking price, which is pretty good going at the moment as most houses are not even shifting these days.

    The house im going to buy is up for 316k i have offered 300k cos i know the bloke is desperate to move and has had his gaff on the market for 6 month.

    The estate agent says he is not happy but he will think it over and give an answer in the morning .......she then said he may come back and say "meet me half way 302,500"

    As i have the upper hand im tempted to say its 300k or im pulling out.

    I discussed this with my mum and she reckons i should give him the 302,500 otherwise im just being greedy ....she reckons Bad Karma will come back to me for being greedy...............i told her that was rubbish and that its just business but now im having doubts........!

    Do you all believe in Bad Karma and do you think i should increase my offer or stick to my big fat greedy guns?
     
  2. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    I dunno, do you like Culture Club ?
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    think of the new bike you could buy for 2.5k…
     
  4. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    see what he says.

    you do hold more cards based on being able to move as soon as since you've sold yours.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Both. Tell the seller it is 300K or nothing. Tell yer mum that you gave him the 2.5k.
     
  6. Offer him £295,000 then he will be pleased to get £300.

    It is usual to try for a 5% or there abouts discount.

    Dont count your chickens on your sale until the contract is exchanged.

    A common "scam" that is legal but not very fair is that the buyer will get the electrics tested. The report WILL say the house is not up to current standards and so is dangerous and that the work will cost £1,500. Buyer often gets this knocked off the price usually at the last minute when all the wheels are in motion.

    Problem is that all houses older than one year will not be up to regulations as they recently changed. To cover his back the spark can only say it is not right and needs to be fixed. Buyer will not get the work done when he moves in as it is no worse than his old house and is up by £1,500 on the deal.
     
  7. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Ditto'd!
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales

    Never tell your Mum (or anyone else) lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    The house is only worth what he can get for it. Offer him £295,000. If he rejects it, up it to £300,000

    People go nuts paying too much because such vast amounts don't seem real.

    I know people who will happily pay £25K over the odds yet will argue over their change from a fiver in the pub.
     
  10. Gosh, that's a nearly a THIRD OF A MILLION POUNDS. Did you win the lottery or something? If I had a THIRD OF A MILLION POUNDS I'd go on holiday. Forever.
     
  11. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Am I the only one that wonders what maths this person is doing??

    House = 316K
    Offer = 300K

    ...since when is halfway anywhere near 302.5K????
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Don't get picky;)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    and don't point it out to the seller!
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    He's probably trying to clear 2.5% estate agents fees to get £295k net. Offer him a cash in your hand incentive of £1,000 if he sells for £299k.
     
  15. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    316k - 300k / 2 = 2.5k

    Must get some new calculator batteries !!