1. Can a Seller Contact a Prospective Buyer Directly?

    Reader Question: Can a Seller Contact a Prospective Buyer Directly? Is it OK to reach out to the prospective buyer and see if they have any questions about my house? They came and looked and appeared interested. My real estate agent will not communicate with us, so we do not know the status. Monty’s Answer: […]

    April 8, 2019
  2. Our home is not selling and it has been over two months. We are frustrated and we feel like giving up. Should we take it off the market?

    Reader Question: We want to sell our house to move closer to our families. Our home was listed two months ago. We interviewed multiple agents, and all agreed the house would sell fast because of the price range and the excellent neighborhood. We set the price toward the low end to sell quickly. Several people […]

    December 3, 2018
  3. Our under contract buyer keeps asking to see the house. This is a big inconvenience for us. Is this normal behavior?

    Reader Question: ​We are experiencing home seller anxiety. We have a contract on our home pending only an appraisal. Our closing date is two weeks away. The buyer asked for an inspection of the property. We also granted his request for an engineering inspection. Both of these inspections were satisfactory. He has had an hour-long, […]

    April 24, 2017
  4. What are the pros and cons regarding selling as a fixer-upper in a very desirable building and neighborhood?

    Q: What are the pros and cons regarding selling as a fixer-upper in a very desirable building and neighborhood?
    A: Hello Mary, and thanks for your question. This question will generate a variety of answers from anyone you ask. Most opinions will boil down to this: Two homes are virtually identical. They are both the same price and in the same neighborhood. Except, one of them needs remodeling

    April 1, 2014
  5. Do I have to disclose a leaky garage?

    Reader Question: My garage floods due to driveway runoff during heavy rains. I am getting ready to put the house on the market as I am relocating to a different state. Do I need to disclose this as a drainage issue on my seller’s disclosure? Thanks. Brad W. Monty’s Answer: Hello Brad, and thanks for […]

    October 15, 2013
  6. When should I lower the price?

    Reader Question: My broker wants me to lower my price. The home has been on the market for less than a month for the price of $249,900. She wants it to be $239,900. I cannot go any lower because I have a mortgage and a home equity loan in the amount of $160,000. What should […]

    March 4, 2013