For BuyersFor SellersReal EstateReal Estate Opinion June 23, 2010

Are Some Home Buyers More Demanding in Today's Real Estate Market?

Demanding home buyers? The New York Times had an article about home buyers being more demanding. I’ve seen it in action on Seattle’s eastside.

In recent home sales, not only do the buyers want a good price for the home, which is expected the way the real estate market has been, but some home buyers don’t want to buy a home unless the systems are all new or newer. Buyers have asked for a new furnace when the furnace worked fine and money to cover a future roof replacement that would not be happening in a condo complex for at least five years.  Buyers are asking for replacements for systems that are older, but still working.

Are you seeing the same thing happen with some home buyers?