1. Ten tips toward a quality offer on a home

    Reader Question: While attending an open house, the agent had a contract form displayed on the kitchen counter. They explained it as “what we sign if we want to buy the house.” We thought it was high pressure or presumptive because we showed no interest in the house. We are curious to why they displayed […]

    October 28, 2014
  2. Rent-back clause prevents financial disaster

    Reader ​Question: The buyer backed out just days before closing which left me in a financial disaster. I made my income out of my home renting rooms. I had to give them notice to move prior to the closing date. Is there anything I can do? Meredith P. ​Monty’s Answer: Hello Meredith, and thanks for […]

    October 21, 2014
  3. 7 prepping tips for home showings

    Reader Question: We recently put our home on the market and our first showing is scheduled for tomorrow. We asked our agent what we should do to get ready and the response was, “Just make sure to tidy up a bit.” It seemed to us that there must be more to home showings. Is that […]

    October 6, 2014