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Seller's Market Shenanigans - Pocket Listings, Pre-Marketing & Dual Agency

In a hectic market, Who is REALLY Looking Out for You?

By now, you've heard the news... we're in an exceptionally strong "seller's market" in the Seattle area. This may be music to homeowner's ears, as prices are increasing across the board.

Contrary to what you may hear however, selling a home isn't a cake-walk in a seller's market. In fact, this type of market leads to all sorts of shenanigans, usually cases of either skirting or simply ignoring the law or MLS rules. Unfortunately, home buyers and sellers are rarely aware of when these violations are taking place.

Question: How can a seller be CONFIDENT they are getting the best price and terms  for their home, when few, if any "active"...
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