I don’t mind a home inspector bringing up every detail – what matters most is how they present them. We call it ‘bedside manner’; like the doctors who are able to tactfully tell their patients the truth in a way that they gently understand and accept.

After this sale fell out of escrow, the key positive was that we had 100% clear mold remediation, unlike every other house for sale (because buyers rarely test for mold). Yet when today’s very soft and afraid buyers hear the m-word, they run for the hills, instead of sensing an opportunity. We closed the second escrow at $50,000 under list, instead of $300,000 over.

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