Selling a Home on a Busy Road
Selling a home on a busy street can be difficult. Whether it’s for safety concerns or because of noise, buyers can be turned off by a home in a bustling location. Here’s how to sell a home on a busy road.
Make the inside quieter
Little things can help to cancel out some or all of the noise made by outside traffic. Consider playing soft music or having a fan blowing during a home showing. This works especially well in rooms with windows. In addition, a set of heavy drapes can help to cancel out noise, but the most important thing is to make sure your windows are caulked correctly and have window strips. If you have a serious noise problem, consider purchasing triple-pane or noise-reducing windows.
Try a little landscaping
Landscaping can also work well to drown out the noise and to mask your view of the street. Consider planting trees or shrubs along the roadside. You can also add a tall fence with no gaps around your home. the noise will reflect off these dense objects.
Perfect your “for sale” sign
The good thing about a home being on a busy street is that multiple eyes will pass it every day. To capitalize on this, try to include more information about your home on your “for sale” sign. Try to emphasize your home’s best features, focusing on indoor ones, to give potential buyers more of a reason to check out the home.
Don’t mention it
If a potential buyer doesn’t mention the noise, you shouldn’t either! If they don’t seem to notice or mind the noise, there’s nothing to worry about.
If you’re having trouble selling the home as a residential home, consider selling it as a commercial property. A residential home on a busy street has a lower market value than a comparable property on a quiet street. However, the market value for a commercial property would be comparable to others in the other, because commercial retailers want the drive-by traffic.