It's the hottest real estate market in years. So why aren't some homes selling?

Dr. Randall Guttery, professor and director of real estate programs at The University of Texas Naveen Jindal School of Management, has compiled a list of possible problems that many may overlook, including:

-- Lawn in bad condition, dog mess-- Bad smells from litter box, garbage, dirty clothes-- Wild paint colors, wallpaper, carpet-- Offensive or embarrassing items including movies or magazines-- Pets left inside home, in crate barking-- Religious or college team items-- Dirty dishes in sink-- Basic repairs not made-- Family photos and heirlooms-- Too much stuff and furniture

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