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Conditional Offers make a Comeback

Dear David, Two of my friends bought homes this spring. They had to purchase without conditions and found it to be nerve-wracking. I’ve heard that the real estate market is different now, and that conditional offers are being accepted. Is this true? – PLAYING IT SAFE DEAR PLAYING: Over the course of the last five

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When you’re asked to resubmit your offer

Dear David, We were in multiple offers with six other buyers this week. We submitted our offer with everything the seller requested, but later were asked to re-submit because the offers were “too close to call”. It feels like we’re being treated unfairly. What’s going on? – UNHAPPY DEAR UNHAPPY: Multiple offers have long been

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Busy agents, When will the bidding wars stop?

Dear David: I’m interviewing a few real estate agents. Some of them sound very busy. How do I know they’ll have enough time to take care of me? – CONCERNED DEAR CONCERNED: For many Realtors, day to day operations can be a bit of a juggling act. Every one of the 101,000 licensed Realtors in

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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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