Normally the seller will ensure that all liens are paid before listing the house for sale, because most buyers want a clear title, and most lenders will not finance a house with a lien on it.
The buyer may accept the lien, but if so that is usually deducted from the sale price.
The seller can remove the lien by contacting the lienholder and negotiating a lower settlement amount. There is no way to force a lienholder to reduce the amount as that can only be arranged between the parties.
Normally a sale is made contingent on the title being clear (for example please see here)
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