Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about how sellers should expect to negotiate on the price of their home. Buyers in the current market are very rarely writing full price offers and a seller should be prepared for that. It is easy, as a seller, to get insulted by a lower offer. Buyers are just trying to be diligent in this market and not overspend. The current average list to sale price in Seattle is within 5% of the list price. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to email@example.com or visit www.mackerman.com.