Half the fun of house hunting is visualizing the fun you’ll have when the seller clears out and the place is yours, all yours. But wait one second, partner – once the seller is gone, so is a rich repository of information about your new home. Most sellers know things about their/your home, and the neighborhood, which could make your life much easier, for years to come.
To help you tap into that treasure trove of information, here are 6 questions to ask your home’s seller — before it’s too late! (Note – it’s not protocol, in most cases, to just knock on the seller’s door or ring them up and start firing away. If you happen to run into them during escrow or inspections, feel free to ask. Otherwise, it’s best to run your questions through your agent, who will collect answers for you or let you know if the sellers – and their agent – are up for a more casual conversation.)
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