Homebuyers pay less than asking price
By The Holland Times Wed. 15 May 2013
New research by statistical analysis company Calcasa has shown that, on average, purchasers of houses in the Netherlands pay 11.9 percent less than is asked for by sellers – an average amount of 30,000 euro.
The difference is even larger for homes that have been on the market for more than two years. For these homes, buyers pay an average of 20.4 percent less than the asking price, which works out as 52,000 euro for the average home.
This is considerably lower than before the onset of the financial crisis. In 2007, the average difference between the asking and selling price of a home was 5.4 percent.
Semi-detached and detached houses have a greater difference between the initial asking price and the purchase price. In 2007, detached homes sold on average for 90.9 percent of the initial asking price. In 2013, the difference increased by 7.5 percent to an average price of 83.4 percent of the initial asking price.