There are two things that will affect whether or not a seller will accept your offer: time and money. If they’re in a rush to sell or their house has been listed for a long period of time, then they are much more likely to accept a lower bid. In this instance, start with a low offer. If the seller is truly motivated, they are likely to negotiate with you.
On the other hand, if you’re making an offer on a home that’s located in a high-demand area, remember that there may be other people placing bids at the same time. In this situation, it’s best to begin with your best offer to ensure you have the best chance of getting the home. Keep in mind that low ball offer can send a message to the seller that you’re not serious about the purchase. In some cases, a seller will reject a low ball bid without even countering.
With a little bit of research and an understanding of the seller’s motivations, you can make an offer that the owner is unlikely to refuse.