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Setting seller expectations in a more balanced market

Dear David, Back in February, I spoke with my agent about listing my house for sale. Life has been busy, but we finally got around to it at the end of May. We’ve been on the market for three weeks and aren’t getting many showings.  Our agent wants to reduce the price below what we

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Buyers and sellers are not friends

Dear David, I sold my house a few months ago and am moving out in three weeks. I just received some mail for the new buyers. Should I reach out to them through social media and let them know? – JUST TRYING TO HELP DEAR JUST: Absolutely not. As soon as a buyer makes a

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David’s top tips for home sellers

Dear David, We want to sell our home. Can you give us some of your top tips for getting it ready? –  THINKING AHEAD DEAR THINKING: Preparing a home for sale means different things to different people. If you’ve lived in your house for 25 years, your “to do” list is bound to be more

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The market is changing, is it still a good time to buy?

Dear David, I’m a first-time homebuyer. Do the recent changes in the market make this a good time to buy? – HOUSE HUNTING DEAR HOUSE HUNTING: That’s the million-dollar question. People have been trying to time the real estate market since we first moved out of caves. It’s easy to look back and see what

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Can we take a tree with us when we move?

Dear David: We’re planning to move closer to our son and three-year-old granddaughter at the end of this year. When our granddaughter was born, we planted a tree in our backyard to celebrate her arrival.  We would like to take the tree with us to our next home, but know we can’t move it in

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Do sellers need to clean their house before departing?

Dear David: We purchased a home a couple of months ago and it’s closing next week. It looked immaculate when it was on the market, but we did a walk-through over the weekend and the house was filthy. Are the sellers obliged to clean it up before we take possession? – CLEAN START DEAR CLEAN:

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