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The most important negotiating tip

01/20/2017 | Author: Ward Lowe

How not caring what happens may help your chances of landing a deal.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners

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Are verbal negotiations binding?

11/17/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

The seller said he would take a specific offer. Does that verbal statement obligate him to do so?

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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You’d love to own that house, but how much should you offer for it?

09/12/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

Consult a real estate expert when you’re ready to purchase.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Why won’t the seller lower his price since I don’t have a buyer’s agent?

08/26/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller and buyer disagree about how the lack of a buyer's agent should affect the home's selling price.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Can I just cross out parts of the contract that I don’t like?

08/12/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

Consider the legal issues before taking a pen to a contract.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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Why didn’t the seller send me a counteroffer?

07/15/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Doesn't a seller have to either counter or reject an offer?

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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3 ways to give sellers your best offer

06/27/2014 | Author: Summer Mandell

Found the home of your dreams? Take this advice to make a strong offer.

Categories: Buyers

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Are you really ready to list your home?

05/09/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

How to make sure the timing is right for you.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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Will rejecting a change to the contract kill the deal?

04/22/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller asks if he must accept a buyer's amendment to keep the contract in place.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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You might be surprised who is touting the value of real estate agents

04/18/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Though you might think this person would suggest that real estate agents are no longer necessary in this age of ubiquitous online information, he went on the record to say exactly the opposite.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Renters