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There are two sides of every real estate transaction, buying and selling. Learn both.

What exactly is “Real Estate”? In legal terms, real estate is an “immovable object”. Real estate is defined by a legal description that identifies its space and place in the geography. The Registered Land Surveyor is a person with specialized knowledge on measuring and documenting land parcels according to the law. As the United States has grown, most every parcel of the land was surveyed and spatially identified before becoming legally approved for ownership under the law. The land records are open and available for all to see.

Everyone who has bought or sold a home can remember that one moment when it seemed like there was too much to consider, worry about, remember, and respond to. It’s true that the purchasing of a home is a significant investment and you probably should give it time and attention. Equally as important for those looking to sell your home, you want to everything within your educated power to get the most fair value out of what is probably your largest asset. To help make the process more reasonable, DearMonty organizes both the home buying and home selling experience into twelve distinct steps, or stages.

 

 

The best thing that you can do is to equip yourself with knowledge and information. A home sale transaction is a big deal! This website is intended to be a straightforward resource to help shine some light on one of the most important times in many people’s lives. But we are just one voice of many and we at DearMonty.com strongly support learning as much as you. Good luck and let us know if you have a question you couldn’t find answered LINK or if we can help you find a local agent LINK

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Q & A Posts

  1. Is 2021 a good time to sell our home?

      Reader Question: Is 2021 a good time to sell our home? We are in our late fifties. Our kids are grown and on their own. Our health is good, and we have no mortgage. We are thinking of downsizing into a smaller home in a newer subdivision not far from our current home. There […]

    March 1, 2021
  2. The inspection contingency has a right-to-cure clause. We have two options to offer the seller but not sure which one to choose.

    Reader Question: We are making an offer on a home. The inspection contingency has a right-to-cure clause where we give the Seller the right-to-cure any defects found or deny the Seller the right to cure. We asked the agent for advice and were told, “It’s up to you.” How would you answer? Monty’s Answer:  If […]

    February 21, 2021
  3. Are real estate commissions fair? My friends want to buy my house. My agent says no reduction in commission. This news not comforting. Help!

    Reader Question: Are real estate commissions fair? I’m the homeowner. I just listed my home with a real estate agent. I told a friend I was selling, and they want to buy it for cash. I called my agent to negotiate the $24,000 commission because it hasn’t been on the market 24 hours. My agent […]

    January 25, 2021
  4. Do open houses help find a buyer?

    Reader Question: Do open houses help find a buyer? We recently put our home up for sale. The presentation was very professional, and we both liked the agent. The emphasis was on how much the real estate business has changed. She mentioned the difficulty of keeping up with technology. She explained how their company was […]

    January 18, 2021
  5. We are curious about what motivates agents. A recent article you authored inspired us ask the question. What motivates real estate agents?

      Reader Question: A recent article you authored titled “What’s wrong with real estate” was insightful. The overview described conditions that contribute to the real estate sales environment. We will be selling our home soon and feel that expanding on the agents would help us understand real estate agent motives. Can you drill down to […]

    January 11, 2021
  6. It appears there are different methods to sell your home today. What are those choices today, and what are the differences between them?

      Reader Question: It appears there are different methods to sell your home today. We haven’t bought or sold a home for 30 years. Back in the day, we would contact an agent or try on our own.The choices are confusing. What are those choices today, and what are the differences between them? Monty’s Answer: […]

    December 20, 2020
  7. ‌We‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌about‌ different‌ home ‌pricing‌ ‌strategies‌ ‌when‌ ‌selling‌ a home

    Reader‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌We‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌about ‌the different‌ home ‌pricing‌ ‌strategies‌ ‌when‌ ‌selling a home‌.‌ ‌We‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌selling‌ ‌our‌ ‌home‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌spring.‌ ‌We‌ ‌have‌ ‌had‌ ‌an‌ ‌appraisal,‌ ‌two‌ ‌agent‌ ‌opinions,‌ ‌and‌ ‌done‌ ‌research ourselves.‌ ‌There‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌range‌ ‌between‌ ‌the‌ ‌highest‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌lowest‌ ‌estimate‌ ‌of‌ ‌40K.‌ We‌ ‌do‌ ‌not‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ […]

    December 14, 2020
  8. My family was fighting a real estate development. We lost. Now we want to develop, and people we lost to are fighting us. What can we do?

      Reader Question: My family was fighting a real estate development 20 years ago. We own 60 acres of beautiful land in the midwest. A sister owns an adjacent property. We are landlocked on three sides, and our access is a one-lane road. Back then, the neighbor who owns the three sides wanted to develop […]

    November 15, 2020