This is a simple question but the answer is a little more complex. In short, yes your neighbours can and will affect the sale of your home but how and with what results can vary a lot.
Neighbours can be amazing, they can be a little bit annoying or they can be a real problem…they can also be a list of many things in-between. As a homeowner you learn to live with them in most cases but when it comes to showing people around your home when you are trying to sell it things can be brought into sharp focus.
The Good Neighbours
To start on a positive note really good neighbours can do wonders by impressing buyers. They might even say hello in the street but they are likely to have a well-kept house and not make odd noises during a viewing. A few nice stories about your lovely neighbours can also really help. So in some ways the people next door can help sell your home and that can’t be a bad thing.
The Bad Neighbours
Things are not often quote as perfect as the first example and bad neighbours can really damage the sale process. It could be they have guests during a viewing and the road is full of cars. They could be making a lot of noise or be in the middle of some messy refurbishment. Not all of these things make them bad and it can really be down to timing. It is useful to check with them before booking viewings just in case a sticky situation could arise and send a buyer running for their car.
The Ugly Neighbours
This is not to say anything about your neighbours looks of course but rude, untidy neighbours can really give a bad feeling to buyers causing them to view the whole house in a different light. No matter how lovely your home is if the view as people walk to your front door includes messy gardens, loud noises, shouting, swearing and more then the odds are your sale will suffer.
How Can I sell My Home When I Have Bad Neighbours?
There are 2 solutions to this problem. The first is price the house lower and simply allow the neighbour factor to play its part and hope the buyers see the value in the property. The second is to speak to us and use our home buying service. We can remove all the worry around dodgy neighbours and the stress of showing people around knowing they might mention the mess or notice the loud music.
If you are worrying about selling your home and how your neighbours might cause issues with the sale then speak to our friendly team today. We will discuss how our fast and transparent service works and get your consultation booked in to start your fast house sale process underway.