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So I found a property on Hubzu. It's not an auction, just an REO for sale. I made an all cash offer (low ball, but not insulting) since I walked through the property with my agent and contractor and it needs a lot of work (furnace x2, tons of outside work, water in basement, windows, flooring, copper plumbing, etc.) I assume the site uses an algorithm to negotiate, is this correct? The site would budge $200-$400 per counter. I have walked away for now, and letting my offer expire.

Does anyone have any experience with this?  If so, please enlighten me.  All I wanted was for my agent to call the bank's agent and say, "What's it going to take to make this happen?"

Can the bank's agent override Hubzu?

@Kevin D.  you should do a search on this site for the keyword "Hubzu". You will find many informative posts about their very odd bidding methodology.

@Dawn Anastasi I've read several posts about Hubzu on here, but the thing is that it's not an auction, so I wasn't placing a bid. I was making an actual cash offer.

Maybe I was just venting about the way the algorithm would counter my offers and wanted to see if anyone has run in to this.

I am a property manager and agent in Kansas City. My broker only lists REO properties that often go to different auction sites. We had a property go to auction on Hubzu a few months ago. I know this is a little different than your situation, but this property went to auction 6 times, before they started negotiations with my client. You can try to contact the listing agent, but more than likely they will refer you back to Hubzu if you are asking questions about price. We usually don't get a lot of information from them. We are primarily in place in order to act as a local agent, showings, signs ect.

Hello Kevin,

My name is Jonathan Dees and I work for  Our sellers generally have a minimum amount they are looking for in order to sell a property.  I would be happy to research your situation and help out in any way that I can.  Please email me the property details at [email protected]  


Jonathan Dees

Have fun closing through HUBZU :(

Hello Kevin, I got your email and I am researching.  I will follow up as soon as I have more information.

Thank you!

Jonathan Dees

I am closing my first deal through Hubzu next week. I will post my is a doooozy.

@Jay H.

  Have you closed?  I'm under contract on one now and was wondering what to expect.  Anyone know what the buyer agent commission is? 

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