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What goes into an offer?

In reviewing thousands of offers, I often see agents who could protect their clients to a higher degree with just a few extra words.

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A Cautionary Tale

Social media strips away the level of protection that a Realtor offers. It’s a tool — not a negotiating strategy.

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Multiple Lawyers? Are pre-move renovations worth it?

Dear David, We retired last year. We want to re-locate across the province to be closer to our grandkids. When the time comes, is it possible to use one lawyer for the sale of our current house and the purchase of our new one? – MILES APART DEAR MILES: Congratulations on moving closer to your

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Adding a buyer, Preparing for showings

Dear David, We recently sold our home. The buyers have asked to add another buyer to the agreement before it closes. Should we be worried? – CONCERNED DEAR CONCERNED: I see this happening more and more in our current fiscal environment, for a number of different reasons. It’s possible that one of the buyers was

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Personal Letters, Listing “estimates” from Realtors

Dear David, We are first-time buyers who dream of owning a home, but the market is really competitive. When we submit an offer, should we include a letter introducing ourselves? I feel like if we could tell the seller who we are and how much their home means to us, it might really help our

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