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An interesting tour with a lovely couple yesterday reminded me that, until prospective home buyer actually see, walk, ride through an area of interest, they don't always know how they'll really like the area.
Oh sure, the buyers themselves selected that 6 acre home site with the fabulous cedar sided home. They loved the house. They loved the home site. They loved the view. But. . . . .
"It's so quiet", said the buyer.
"Of course it is", I responded.
Then it came.
I don't know about this road. I don't know about the distance. It's so far out. I don't know about shopping. Where's the nearest house? I don't know about the long road . . . . . . . . . .
Far out??? - - From what??? As I explained to them, it's only "far out" depending on "from where" and if you're more comfortable being around or close to neighbors.
Then, Lenn had a "EUREKA MOMENT".
Without having the experience of rural or country living, many prospective home buyer living in and/or moving from the city will not really like the country atmosphere.
They like the privacy of the large lot but they are more comfortable if they can view other homes.
They love the country side but worry about the country roads.
They hate the traffic noise in the city but think the rural home site is "too quiet".
Town may be only 15 minutes away but they worry about getting to a hospital in an emergency.
They don't want to be near commercial areas, but want a super market close by.
They love seeing Bambi in the meadow while driving around but want to be assured that there won't be any snakes or bugs around their home.
If the drive to the home for sale is more than 5 minutes, buyers may feel like the house is in the "interior" of a unsettled forest area.
LESSON LEARNED?? When folks are coming from a densely populated and developed community, prepare them for "thecountry atmosphere".
Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988, serving home buyers in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
For a tour of homes in your location of choice in Loudoun County, contact Homefinders.com. We'll arrange a wonderful tour and you can get to know the county, shopping, recreation, the real estate market and the hardest working Buyer's Agents in the area.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.