• 5 Ways to Handle the Eyesore Next Door Before You Sell

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    Rundown house , Prince Edward Island , Canada

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    By Laura Agadoni

    You’re almost ready to put your house on the market when you realize it: The neighborhood eyesore is going to pose a problem.

    Sure, we know some people might view any attempts to hide an eyesore from view as being underhanded, sneaky, and designed to fool unsuspecting buyers. They might envision unscrupulous sellers and agents who keep their fingers crossed, just hoping no one spots the eyesore next door.

    If you feel that way, by all means, point out the junkyard behind you that’s worthy of “American Pickers,” the yard next door that looks more like a prairie than a lawn, or the bail bonds sign spray-painted on the wall across the street.

    For the rest of us, here are five ways to resolve these eyesore neighbor issues so would-be buyers won’t be scared off. And who knows? Maybe if you tackle these unsavory sights, you’ll decide not to sell your home after all.

    1. Ask your neighbor to fix the problem.

    This solution can be tricky. There’s really …read more