Noise from busy streets nearby doesn’t have to ruin a home sale. Some buyers may be turned off by the disturbances of traffic congestion, but there are ways to make your listing more appealing, real estate pros say.
A home along a busy road may provide more marketing opportunities. The more drivers passing by, the more your For Sale sign will be noticed, says Sheryl Simon, principal at Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. Real Estate in Weston, Mass. Also, a home on a busy road may provide an easier commute for a buyer. And a home near stores and restaurants has the benefit of being near retail, which some buyers find attractive.