Home Sellers: Keep Bad Neighbors From Derailing a Sale

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Selling a house is difficult enough without having bad neighbors making the task even harder. You know the type: The family up the street straight out of "Deliverance," or the party-hearty teens who play music so loud it rocks your walls and jars your molars.

When buyers come looking, you want not just your house but the whole neighborhood to look its best. Your block's curb appeal is as important as your home's.

Bad neighbors come in all shapes and sizes. (Take a look at this house belonging to a prominent Congressman -- with its unkempt lawn, peeling paint, and cluttered yard -- if you don't believe us.) As a home seller, you want to make sure the neighbors don't derail your real estate deal.

Here are five common problems and tips on how to resolve them.