We are almost closed. The appraisal fight was WON!!! I have some badass peoples watchin my back! No one gave up. I am so proud. And lucky. Get yourselves an appraiser friend!! So they can help you fight the B/S appraisals that come up - and they will come up! Unless you are lucky enough to deal with only cash. or conventional buyers that can come in with more cash.
I have learned a lot. I have been researching past deals that got away, I probably always will follow them just to see how far out of line I was. I just found out that I missed a (LOCAL) deal by $250 !!!!! I was told that I was close, but I wouldn't budge.
I always thought that I would look more serious if I gave my highest and best up front, no screwin' around, I already researched it and THIS is my offer..........WELL, that isn't working out so great for me . Now, I'm going to leave a little wiggle room. So, when the listing agent says "you are close", I will be bumpin' it up at least $250 smackers ;)
updates to follow.......Hot lead, I'm out the door!