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sometimes with a first offer, you need to set boundaries too, as both buyer or seller.
when we went to buy this house, we actually bid on another house. we determined that X$ was what we could afford with payment, interest rate, taxes, utilities,, etc.
with first house we bid on, the seller wanted more than X$ and his Realtor told ours that it would just break his heart to take less than asking. we walked away without counter-offering and had word passed to them that we made our max bid and would be looking elsewhere. That house ended up selling for 10k less than our offer about 1 year later.
the next house we bid on we left some room for negotiation as it was in a community with lower taxes. we never mentioned it to the Realtor showing houses so she told the selling Realtor that we just walked away from another house after that seller tried to counter offer. they accepted ( I liked this house better myself.)
moral of the story, do what's best for you since you are the one looking out for yourself. Real estate agents are most interested in quick sales, not getting the highest price for the seller or the lowest price for the buyer. realize that the more time they spend on a client, the lower their hourly pay goes. Only you can determine what price you will accept or pay, don't get forced into something you are not comfortable with.
That said, let us know how it works out.
FYI, for such a small house, it does look very appealing from the photos.