Are there any good ways to sell a great house on a beautiful golf course?
— Alayne Dear Alayne: I chuckled when I read your question. There is no one “good way” to sell any house. Real estate agents will say, “Give me a listing and I will sell it for you.” But the market will dictate success. How is the real estate market in your area? Are homes — including those on golf courses — selling, and if so, how long are they on the market? Have you explored talking with the golfers? Can you post a notice on the clubhouse bulletin board? I always advise clients to explore the market first. Talk with at least three real estate agents to make sure that they know the area. Will they hold open houses for you? If so, how many times a month? What kind of promotional material will they distribute, and who will pay for this? If you decide to list your house, do it for 90 days only. You always can extend the listing if you are satisfied with the performance of your agent. Dear Benny: My wife and I, in our mid-60s, are retired and have no mortgage. Our property is valued at a