Don't Forget the School Zones!
With summer right around the corner, here is something to keep in mind....school zones. Since my area (League City, Texas) has a large commuter population, proximity of a home to the freeway is a major concern for a lot of buyers. Many buyers will painstakingly time their commute from perspective homes in order to see how long it will take them to get to and from work. During summer, a major cause of traffic congestion is missing from the roads around my neighborhood....school zones. Make sure buyers who are looking at homes in the summer consider the effect that school zones will have on their commute. For example, between some area neighborhoods and the freeway (roughly 3 miles), there are as many as five school zones. During the summer, you can fly to the freeway, but during the school year, the commute can be as much as twenty minutes longer. Pointing this out to your buyers will save them the agony of closing in June only to realize their commute is double what they expected come August--they will be sure to thank you. Or, clue them in to the back road short cuts.
Obviously, this concern is only applicable to people who commute to the freeway during school zone times, but to those who are affected, it can be a big deal. Warning them about the issue will show them your knowledge of the area, your expertise in finding the perfect home, as well as your genuine concern for their future happiness.