Off-Market Listings Are A Bad Idea

  Reader Question: We recently read an online article on one of the major real estate sites about off-market listings. These listings were described as listings not entered into the MLS system. The gist of the article was that there are benefits to using this approach to sell your home in a hot market. We…
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Will The Real Estate Market Crash?

Reader Question: Some people fear another real estate market crash. We see the real estate market has recovered in many markets. We are considering selling our current home and buying or building another house. With these conflicting opinions, it is difficult to figure out whether to go ahead. Do you think the housing market will…
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Emotion Trumps Logic In Home Purchase Dispute

Reader Question: We have an accepted offer on a home. We learned that the floor is vinyl, not laminate as stated on the listing data sheet. Unlike laminate, vinyl adds no value to the house. We asked for a $3,000 price reduction which was less than half of a new laminate floor price. We do…
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Eight Tips For A Relocation Manager

    Reader Question: I am a member of the management team of a mid-size relocation company. Our meetings cover the same topics every week; cutting costs, client retention, internal HR issues, and problem properties. I feel like we spend too much time talking with each other, and that we are stagnating as a result.…
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The Pros And Cons Of Buyer Agency

Reader Question: What are the pros vs. cons of buying with a buyer agent representing me on the buying transaction? Monty’s Answer: Buyer agency (and seller agency) is a concept in the law. Agency law varies somewhat in the statutes from state to state, but my experience is that interpreting the meaning is often challenging.…
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