1. Can a rookie real estate agent be a good choice?

    Reader Question: We are selling our home with an experienced agent. Several occurrences have us questioning the agent’s value; missed or late for appointments, pricing advice refuted by a professional appraiser and more. Our question is this, we have read and been told only to deal with an experienced agent; that we shouldn’t let rookie […]

    December 23, 2014
  2. Your advice on finding a real estate lawyer came too late for me. The actual fee was four times the quote. What recourse do I have?

    Reader Question: Monty, recently you advised readers how to choose a real estate lawyer. It came too late for me. My attorney initially said his fee to settle a property dispute was $15,000. Three years, $75,000 and many mishandled opportunities later, he acts like he is doing me a favor by advising me to settle […]

    December 9, 2014
  3. The listing contract has changed significantly in the 40 years since we last sold. Do you have advice on the contract itself?

    Reader Question: We are interviewing agents to sell our home but have not decided on one. We know real estate is more complicated than forty years ago. Do you have any advice regarding the listing contract itself? Tony W. Monty’s Answer: The listing agreement is a legal contract that lays out a roadmap of both […]

    December 1, 2014