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Updates before a sale

Dear David,                                                                                                                I’ve lived in my mid-century home for 30 years. I’d like to sell it soon. The roof and furnace are showing their age, is it a good idea to replace them before going to market? – UNSURE DEAR UNSURE: Every successful journey starts with a plan, and the level of foresight you’re showing

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Buyers, beware of making lowball offers

DEAR DAVID: We’ve been on the market for 3 months and have dropped our asking price a couple of times. We just got a really low offer and don’t want to sign it back. What do you think? – DISHEARTENED DEAR DISHEARTENED: The year 2022 will undoubtedly go down in real estate history as a

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Why would an agent let a client overprice their home?

Dear David, Why would an agent allow a seller to overprice their home? – SEEMS ODD DEAR SEEMS: Throughout the history of real estate and regardless of market conditions, there are always homes that hit the market with an inflated price tag. Whether it’s a buyer’s market, seller’s market or conditions are balanced, some sellers

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Can I use the Realtor I met at an open house?

Dear David, I went to an open house this weekend. I liked the house right away and really hit it off with the agent. Can I ask them to write up an offer for me? – EASY PEASEY DEAR EASY: As COVID-19 restrictions fall by the wayside, we’re seeing more and more open houses, and

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The danger of trying to time the market

Dear David, My friends are predicting that the real estate market will continue to fall. My home has just been renovated. Should I sell it now before anything happens, rent for a while, and buy another house when the market bottoms out? – TIMING IS EVERYTHING DEAR TIMING: Over the last two decades, the K-W

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Do some agents just try to sell their own listings?

Dear David, A friend of mine is looking for a place. She doesn’t want to enlist the help of a real estate agent because (according to her) the agent will only show her listings that he/she is selling, instead of showing her all listings that are for sale. Is that the way it works? –

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