The question:

My neighbor got wind that I’m selling my house, and now they have expressed interest. They told me that we can avoid paying real estate fees if we work a deal privately. What should I do?

The answer:

If I had a nickel for every time I personally encountered this situation when listing a home – well, I’d have pretty heavy pockets. People are always eager for an opportunity to save money, but you’ve got to ask yourself what benefit the potential buyer gets, and what’s in it for you.

Read the full article at the Globe and Mail.

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