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How long must our home stay in show condition?

How long must our home stay in show condition? Dear Phyllis, Last year we tried for five months to sell our home and it never happened. In March, we relisted with a different agent, who suggested a couple of repairs to tweak the home....

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When can you stop disclosing?

When can you stop disclosing? Dear Phyllis, We have been in escrow for a bit more than a month. We completed all of the paperwork about what’s wrong with the house and the couple buying our home signed everything. The buyer had thei...

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Selling a cosmetic fixer

Selling a cosmetic fixer Dear Phyllis, Last year my mother passed away. I have four siblings and am the executor of her estate. Two of my siblings have financial difficulties and want to sell the home immediately, but I and the other ...

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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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