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Viewers objections - too close to road.

Our property is close to the town centre and therefore is on a busier road than most. How can we handle objections from viewers that it's too close? The feedback we've had is that we have an excellent property but it's too close to the road. Any suggestions?

Asked on Mar 28 2011, House Prices in Aylesbury | Report content

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  • Busy roads can put off some buyers. It could be noise, privacy or the safety aspect. Do you have double glazing? What is the speed limit on this road? If the speed limit is low, if there are any cycle lanes, safe crossings etc.. these could be mentioned. If it is double glazed, that usually cuts out most road noise. You might already have a wall or hedge in place, but if not, and there is room, a barrier between property and road can help enormously. A hedge can block out some noise and a securely walled/fenced and gated property means young children can’t run in to the road. Highlight as many positives and the right buyer will see past the road. Good luck.

    Answered on Mar 29 2011, Report content
  • Engineer the times you have a viewing to times when the road isnt busy. Thereofre, if a viewer wants Friday at 5pm - which I assume will be manic. If that does happen, a trick I always use is to offer TWO different times. Human nature, if given a choice of two will always, 9 times out of ten pick one. So if you know it isnt busy on a weekday night and a Sunday, make some excuse when they ask foir Friday at 5pm to say, I cant do that as the unt is visiting, but I can do 7.30pm on Thursday or Sunday at 10.30am .. it normally works

    Answered on Mar 30 2011, Report content
  • Indeed I do have double glazing, and the road is a 30mph speed limit. I've never really taken note of it really, guess I was used to the buzz of a road having lived two football fields away from the M40 once upon a time :) Good point on viewing times, I have people coming at 6pm tonight which should be okay but busier than normal.

    Answered on Mar 30 2011, Report content

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