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Commonly Asked Questions

Making the process clear.
  • Is it okay to call my agent at home?
  • What should I do if agents and buyers, viewing the house, start asking me questions about the property?
  • Should I be home when the house is being shown?
  • What are the most important things that a buyer looks for?
  • Must I have Open Houses?
  • What simple things can I do to make my home more inviting?
  • Should I make cosmetic repairs now, or should I leave them for the buyers to do in a way that they like?
  • Are prospective buyers favorably influenced by a house that looks “lived in”?
  • Should I display or hide evidence of family member’s careers, hobbies and interests?
  • Will you offer to buy my house if it does not sell?
  • What happens during the escrow period?
  • What happens if I get sick when there is an open house or broker’s tour scheduled?
  • At what point does the buyer lose the deposit if he/she withdraws from the sale?
  • Should I accept an offer that is contingent on the sale of another home?
  • What arrangements should I make, if I must move before the home is sold?