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It is not up to the seller to conform their property to an investors desires. Your gut instinct is telling you all you need to know. Yes investors will attempt to hit a low ball price for real estate and usually will justify with what all they will have to pay in order for it to suit their needs. This is not illegal but also is no reason for a seller to think they should sell their house for under fair market value.
I have had an investor do the same thing to me, sent an offer then sent a list of things he would have to do to convert it to commercial use and wanted the costs to be taken from the asking price. I rejected the offer, his desired us or ideas of the property are not my burden. This is akin to a person having a desire to add on to a home and ask the seller to reduce the price in the amount an addition would cost.
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