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Brokers, Between the Lines

If you're an experienced homebuyer or seller, you probably already know this: Brokers aren't as loose-lipped as they appear to be.

Of course, they can tell you everything there is to know about the house, from root cellar to widow's watch. They will detail the square-footage to a fraction of an inch and tell you what might influence your home-improvement plan. They will even happily coach you through the home inspection process and offer you mortgage-securing strategies.

But there's a whole lot they won't tell you—secrets of the trade that they wouldn't dare let a client know. Read on to learn just what brokers are saying to themselves—though never, ever to you.
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