by Housesimple on 17th May 2016
There are many selling points that can encourage buyers to snap up your home – but there can be potentially challenging aspects, too. Traffic noise is one, and while most of us think of persistent road noise as the main turn off for potential buyers, trains and planes can be just as discouraging. The different types of traffic noise that can affect buyers' perceptions of your home are:
Manage noise during viewings
In reality, most of us become accustomed to ambient noise over time. However, potential buyers will be more aware of any noise, as they're hearing it for the first time. So, it's worth taking steps to minimise potential disturbances when selling your home.
Spin the positives
While traffic noise can reduce the appeal of your home for some buyers, you may be able to regain their interest by highlighting the fact that your home is close to excellent transport links. Pitching these advantages before your buyer hears the noise may help to lower its influence on their overall impression of your home.
Don’t ignore it
Finally, buyers will be discouraged if you ignore the noise altogether – and may wonder if there’s anything else you’re trying to conceal. If you found the noise a problem to begin with, level with them. This may be your best chance of persuading them it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker.
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