'Firm' price real estate- what's that mean? Got word from a man saying he now will only sell a place for $X, firm, for the house plus a large acreage (planted with a tree crop). Previously he was asking $Y, probably fair list price, for the house and a few acres. $X-Y means he values his land at around $5000/acre! (which is out of line from what I can see for the area) (And I can't really afford $X anyway.) What's the worst that can happen if I make him an offer of what I can afford and think it's worth? I suppose he'll be mad I even asked to look at the house? Or is this just a clear message he's happy to stay put unless he meets an imbecile with money to squander and I should only look at the house to get the 'sour grapes' consolation (hopefully) of seeing we probably wouldn't want it for other reasons anyway?