Highest and best! What would you do?

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Hello BP nation!  I will go ahead and search old posts for similar threads, but I did want to put this out there for opinions and advice..

The hubs and I are interested in purchasing a fixer upper Freddie Mac as owner occupants. We have yet to submit our offer, but I received notification from the listing agent that there have been multiple offers, so FM has instructed her to receive highest and best by blah blah blah.

Dashed are our hopes of submitting a lowball offer, getting a counter to see if their min was acceptable to us. It worked so well for the HUD in the past! :P

With multiple offers on the table, is it even worth submitting an OO, quick closing offer of cash at 60 or 70% of the list price? Has anyone had success with this in the past? Or with multiple offers on the table would writing anything less than list be a waste of time... Thoughts?

I would offer the most it makes sense for you guys to pay. If you can pay all cash with limited stipulations you may beat out higher offers with more clauses. The bank wants to close. Not have to re list it 5 times. 

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