What are some crucial questions to ask/not to ask seller when trying to get the house under contract?
I'd say the number one question to ask is: why are they selling. Other than that ask questions about the house: the number of bedrooms/bathrooms etc. Any repairs needed/updates.
Try to have a conversation with the seller. Don't try to be slick. They will sense it. You want to buy the house. They want to sell. It's pretty simple