I would like to point out that ethically and factually your "real estate broker friend" is not correct and printing this as such is misleading to the public. As a member of our real estate community, I would appreciate it if these types of errors are not perpetuated.Curbed deeply regrets the mistake. Truth be told, an offer of 20% above asking will probably only get you in a bidding war. Go with 30% to be safe, and don't forget to tip your broker.
· Real Estate, Ethically Speaking [Curbed]