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How long should an open house last?

How long should an open house last? Dear Phyllis, My home has been on the market for four months and my real estate agent only has one open house a month. Each open house is only two hours but I think my home should be open from 10-5....

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How to hire a Realtor®

How to hire a Realtor® I'm interviewing several Realtors® regarding the sale of my home and frankly they all seem about the same. The only major difference is some have lots of listings, while others have very few. I am concerned my ho...

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Are there upfront fees when selling your home?

Are there upfront fees when selling your home? Dear Phyllis, I’m thinking of selling our home this summer. I have a few concerns about what to expect in fees. What upfront costs am I going to encounter when listing my home for sale with...

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Seller Options When The Appraisal Comes In Low

Seller options when the appraisal comes in low Dear Phyllis, I have a sales contract but the buyer’s appraisal came back for $10,000 less than our agreed upon purchase price. After the buyer’s inspection, I agreed to credit $5,000...

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How Long Does It Take to Put a Home on the Market?

Preparing your home for sale can take a bit of time. We and the seller decide which day we are going live in the MLS (multiple listing service) and count back. How long it takes to put a home on the market depends on the plan. We consult...

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Can I sell my home if the roof isn’t permitted?

Can I sell my home if the roof isn’t permitted? Dear Phyllis, After I bought my home, I had the heater replaced and a put on a new roof. Although the work was done by local contractors it was suggested that to save money I not pull ...

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