Dear David, We have some renovation work to do around the house and plan to bring in a contractor. Do you think we should pay them by the hour, or by the job? – READY TO RENOVATE DEAR READY: There is no right or wrong answer here — your decision will likely depend on the
Dear David, Our house is just about ready to list. Should we be concerned about heading into the holiday season? – ALL FOR FALL DEAR FALL: Opinions might differ on this, but I’ve always found that buyers like to spend the holidays with their families. As Realtors, we are well advised to do the same.
Dear David, We are getting ready to sell our home and expect that the buyers might want a home inspection. What will they be looking for? – NERVOUS DEAR NERVOUS: To ease your mind, I would suggest you hire a home inspector to do a pre-sale inspection of your home. By identifying possible concerns right
Dear David, How is a “one percent” Realtor different from other agents? – JUST WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: Read the fine print. Discount brokerages have been around for as long as I can remember. Lately, some have been marketing their services as very similar to those of traditional brokerages. This comparison is like a discount motel going head-to-head with the Ritz. The customer