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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Heather Elias
The real estate market in the Washington metro area has been luckier than most in maintaining its stability, but it has by no means been immune to the economic downturn.
While inexperienced homebuyers often share stories of their naive mistakes, home sellers make their share of missteps, too. Some seller errors can be minor and may mean a slower sale or perhaps the loss of a small amount of money, but others can sabotage a sale. Here are some of the biggest mistakes home sellers make and how they can be avoided.
"Sellers often start by thinking about how much money they want to earn from the sale rather than current market conditions," she says.
"I always suggest that sellers look at the competition before they put their home on the market so they know what they will be up against and can price accordingly," Mrs. Elias says. "Every seller thinks their home is the best, so it can be helpful to see the types of amenities other homes offer, such as a deck or a newer kitchen."