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Lockbox Pros and Cons

Dear Phyllis, I am now the trustee of my parent’s Washington state home and am now interviewing Realtors®. Because the home is vacant, one Realtor® suggested a lockbox as this will make it easier to show. The other prefers that he or...

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Dog Dilemma

Dear Phyllis, Because I have two large dogs I need to leave the house with them before agents use the lockbox. My home has been listed for 4 weeks and because I have to leave the house with the dogs for each showing this has been difficu...

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Multiple Offer Snafu

Dear Phyllis, I enjoy reading your question and answers. My son and daughter-in-law have been looking at homes for two months. It’s been difficult for them, because most of the homes are snapped up quickly. They just lost a home they l...

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Planning the sale of our home

Dear Phyllis, My youngest child graduates high school next year and will be going off to college. My husband and I are planning the sale of our La Canada home and move to a Pasadena condo. We are in a position to buy the condo without se...

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When is the buyer’s deposit at risk?

Dear Phyllis, I am helping my aunt sell her La Crescenta home so she can move closer to my sister who lives in Oregon. Her neighbor is a semi-retired Realtor® and offered to list her home for a discounted commission. Her home sold and e...

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Deciphering real estate commissions

Dear Phyllis, We are going to sell our home in the fall. While this may not be ideal timing, this is what works best for us. We have talked with several agents and their commission varies from 4 ½ to 6%. Our La Crescenta home is 1700 sq...

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How long will it take to sell my home?

Dear Phyllis, My husband has retired and we want to move somewhere more affordable. I understand homes in La Crescenta are selling quickly but how quickly? The thought of keeping my home neat enough for viewings puts me in a panic. I am ...

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Should I sell or rent my home?

Should I sell or rent my home? Dear Phyllis, I look forward to reading your weekly Q&A, and after years of enjoyment, I have a real estate related question for you. My employer is moving out of state and I will be following them t...

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Selling with minimal effort

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, I have been reading your column for years, and love it. I am getting to the age that I need to ...

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