We're at our wits end looking at houses in the Cork city region, I think we're probably in a very competitive 200 - 300k range where we have lost 5 - 6 places at this stage over the last year through being outbid or EA/vendor waiting for a better offer.
So we've another contender that we have yet to bid on, it's not long on the market, and there is currently no bids on the property.
It's priced at 325k and reading the PPR that is a little over the average for the area.
So here's where I'm stuck, I want to offer but I don't know what to offer, any body have experience on closing that used certain tactics with the vendor/EA?
We love the place so I'd pay asking, but I think that would close based on past experiences the EA will get excited and think they will get more.
Would it be normal to put an expiry on my offer maybe?