10 real estate deal-killers (and how to handle them)

What agents can do to soften the blows of unanticipated mold, unpermitted structures, underwhelming funds and other issues that derail the sale

Real estate is wrought with deal-killers at every turn. Sometimes, no matter how proactive you are, surprise rears its ugly head and throws a wrench in the entire transaction. A savvy agent is ready with a plan B if needed. Here are 10 home-sale killers and how to deal with them.