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With all of the bad news surrounding the California real estate market, you would think that most home sellers got the memo that things have changed. Apparently, there are still some sellers who think it is still 2005 and that none of these market changes affect them. Because I am "the giver," I want to do my part to help some of these sellers realize that things have changed. Here are some examples of how things have changed since that 2005 market: Then: Sellers hoped for multiple offers on their homes.Now: Sellers hope for multiple showings per month (i.e., more than one). Then: Buyers wrote cute, heart-wrenching letters about how badly they want the house. Now: Sellers write desperate, heart-wrenching letters to potential buyers hoping they buy the house. Then: Listing agents put a "Coming Soon" sign rider on as soon as the sign went up.Now: Listing agents put a "Price Reduced" sign rider on as soon as the sign goes up. Then: Sellers informed buyers that they would look at all...