We are first time homebuyers and found a house that checked a lot of our boxes. Knowing the market is hot we put an offer in at asking price thinking it wasn’t going to get accepted, well turns out they liked our loan style better, and due to the homeowners health situation they wanted to make it an easy and quick close so our asking price offer beat out the higher offers.
Anyways come home inspection time everything is perfect, no issues, well maintained inspector is impressed, except of course the roof. It is in terrible needs replacing, but hasn’t started leaking anywhere. Seller says they could have accepted the higher offers, gotten the roof repaired, and still made out with a better profit. So they are willing to take 5k off, but that is it. Quotes to repair were around 11-12k, but I have a client who owns a good roofing company and said he would do it for 10k. Our agents offered to buy the home buyers insurance for us as well. Am I crazy thinking we should be asking for a few grand more of a concession? Realtor seems to think that would kill the deal. I know we have had it super easy with our first offer getting accepted, so I don’t want to get out there and spend over asking to get into a different house. Also late last year a house sold on the same street, similar size, for 20k under what our original offer was for.