07 Jul Buyers scared our house is “On the Road”
Our home has been on the market in Southeastern PA since March. We live in an area we like to refer to as Estate Country. Our modest 2 BR is 2+ acres (formerly a tenant house), however, our area is primarily homes valued at 800K to 4 million $$$ with multiple acreage (10-125 acres). Views from the property only face the land (a large sloped yard, a flat wetland and a large field in the back that's adjacent to conserved land.)
Yes, we are very close to the road, a country road, separated by a 100-foot cedar fence and a newer fence with a gate across the driveway. Ninety percent of the buyers who came through love the house, but say it's too close to the road. (One guy said he should open a car wash here as it's so close to the road. That business would close in a week.) Not sure if it's primarily a safety concern or a noise level concern. It is quite quiet here. It's a Bedroom Community and the only "traffic" is folks going to/returning from work during the week. Otherwise, it's quiet – even tranquil. There may be a half a dozen cars that go by at night.
How do we let buyers know any noise concern is a non-issue? Yes, the house is listed with a realtor and is market-priced.