When asked, we would really like to say to buyers...
What difference does it make if you knew how much the seller paid for the house?
How can that information really help when buying in today's market?
Home purchases are made based on FAIR MARKET VALUE. What a
property is worth TODAY is the important question.
We know that curiosity is part of human nature, and we can understand that. However, the value of a
home in today’s market has nothing to do with what a seller paid for it when they first purchased it.
- Are you asking because you want to pay less then they did?
- Are you asking to see if there's tons of negotiating room?
- Are you asking just because you're nosey?
What difference does it make if you like the house and it meets most of your criteria?
There is no set value that stays the same in any market. So, it’s ok to ask “what did the seller pay", but
when it gets down to value, the price will be determined by the sales that have happened in the area, the
condition of the house, and any improvements that have been made.
The question should be what are the recent sales comparable to this house?
While the original purchase price can sometimes give an indication of the position of the seller, it's not
really going to help the buyer. A house is worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it regardless of what the
seller paid for it.
So the question really should be ~ HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY FOR THIS HOUSE?
When trying to make an informed decision on purchasing your Long Island home, Call and Hire
Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff at our cell 631-805-40000.
Long Island Home Buyer Asks: What Did The Seller Pay For The House?
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