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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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Obstacles to Seller finding a home of choice

Obstacles to Seller finding a home of choice Dear Phyllis, The seller countered my offer that purchasing their home is contingent upon them finding and buying another. I love their home and am serious about buying. But I am fearful th...

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Why didn’t I receive a counter offer?

Why didn’t I receive a counter offer? Dear Phyllis, My fiancé and I made an offer on a house but due to the condition of the economy, our offer was low. Although we would have increased our offered price, we were never given the op...

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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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When is a good time to list your home for sale?

When is a good time to list your home for sale? Dear Phyllis, My aunt recently passed away and I am her executor. I am planning on having her home painted prior to selling. When is a good time to list your home for sale? Linda D...

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What happens when a cash buyer can’t pay cash?

What happens when a cash buyer can’t pay cash? Dear Phyllis, After four months on the market, we finally sold our home to an all cash buyer. Closing was to occur in thee weeks. Because there was no loan to worry about, we have been mo...

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