Now here's an offer you can refuse. I have a 2005 house with a pool listed for $218,900. The sellers built it last year, but illness forces them to return North when this home sells.
I got a verbal offer of $205,000 today, but here's the clincher! They wanted to offer this price AND have the seller give them $25,000 so they can buy furniture. I can see financing closing costs, but furniture? They don't want the furniture in the house, which is negotiable, they want to buy new furniture. (This seems like a lot of money to furnish 1228 s/f under air!)
I suggested to the other agent that the buyers may want to increase the offer to include the closing costs. Perhaps then, they would have some money for furniture, or there is always Rent-to-Own.