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Is 2021 a good time to sell our home?

Reader Question: Is 2021 a good time to sell our home? We are in our late fifties. Our kids are grown and on their own. Our health is good, and we have no mortgage. We are thinking of downsizing into a smaller home in...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
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The pros and cons of the right-of-first-refusal clause

Reader Question: We are making an offer on a home. The inspection contingency has a right-to-cure clause where we give the Seller the right-to-cure any defects found or deny the Seller the right to cure. We asked the ...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
Categories: Blog

An appraisal killed our home sale

Reader Question: An appraisal killed our home sale. We accepted an offer on our home 45 days ago. The lender just turned down the buyer’s loan because the appraisal was $35,000 lower than the contract price. The buyer...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
Categories: Blog

Six points to check if a home is overpriced

Reader Question: Is there a way to check if a home is overpriced. We have had our home for sale on-and-off for some time. We have tried it ourselves, and we have hired real estate agents to no avail. This time we are ...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
Categories: Blog

Are real estate commissions fair?

Reader Question: Are real estate commissions fair? I’m the homeowner. My home was just listed with a real estate agent. A friend learned I was selling, and they want to buy it for cash. I called my agent to negotiate ...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
Categories: Blog

I lost a sale over a home inspection. Do I repair now, or can I wait?

Reader Question: I lost a sale over a home inspection. ​I am the seller. My agent got me an offer that required a home inspection. When the investigation took place, they determined the electrical breaker box needed r...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
Categories: Blog

Five‌ ‌different‌ ‌home‌ ‌pricing‌ ‌strategies‌ when selling

Reader‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌We‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌about‌ ‌the five different‌ home ‌pricing‌ ‌strategies‌ ‌when‌ ‌selling‌.‌ ‌We‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌selling‌ ‌our‌ ‌home‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌spring.‌ ‌We‌ ‌have‌ ‌had‌ ‌an‌ ‌appraisal,‌ ...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
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Comparing three popular home-selling options

Reader Question: We are going to downsize and buy a smaller home. We are comparing three popular home-selling options; engaging a single agent, hiring a team of agents, or selling on our own. We have kept our home up ...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
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Eight ‘why they work’ real estate agent categories

Reader Question: Are there ‘why they work’ real estate agent categories?  A recent article you authored titled “What’s wrong with real estate” was insightful. The overview described several condition...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
Categories: Blog

Do open houses help find a buyer

  Reader Question: Do open houses help find a buyer? We recently put our home up for sale. The presentation was very professional, and we both liked the agent. The emphasis was on how much the real estate busines...
Posted by: Richard Montgomery
Categories: Blog