You can do your best to play up the positives of your property location and play down the negatives. Here, Andrew Winter shows us how.
Buying a home that has an ugly view or sits slap bang on a major highway may not bother you....but come time to sell I'll guarantee it will put off some buyers. Obviously you can't move the house, but there are some ways to lessen the impact of those location negatives.
- If, like this family property, your home backs onto a train line, plan the open when you know the timetable is at its most quiet.
- Buyers don’t like the unknown, so if your property is next to a development block, find out what’s being built there before you go to market.
- People are much more likely to consider purchasing once they know their new neighbours won't be a 20 storey unit complex.
- A really simple fix for anything unsightly is to screen it with trees. In a rural setting buyers expect space.
- There’s an assumption that neighbours will be nearby….. but if they are as near as this, you have to take action.
- Creating a definite barrier between the two properties is a step in the right direction….and this outdoor entertaining area on the other side of the house focuses attention way from the servo and onto the garden.
- At the end of the day you can't fool all of the people all of the time, but you can do your best to play up the positives of your property location and play down the negatives.