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Gotcha. Just gotta be careful in this market, as someone else can offer a tad higher and they can accept that one right away. If no one else has been interested/talking to them, you should be fine, but just gotta be careful not to go too low or possibly insult them, etc, so you don't miss out.
To prevent this, you can use what is called an escalation clause to your agreement of sale. This will allow you to offer at the $5k lower with a maximum not to exceed x. Kinda like how ebay works. Allows you to pay a hair over what the competition does but not over the highest you are willing to spend