People that have listed real estate for sale shouldn’t be underestimated, they are savvy than often is perceived. It is uncommon that a seller or their representation will be imprudent enough to answer the question. Most often, the best case is they will give a response that they aren’t going to hold out for full price.
The majority of people aren’t going to give a verbal response regarding price and/or terms on real estate being offered for sale. There a number of reasons this is true but a big reason is that a buyer that won’t take the time to put together an enforceable Purchase Agreement isn’t serious.