The Stigma Living Near the Railroad tracks

Real Estate Agent 2013004310

Growing up in Bay Village, Ohio, I lived 4 houses away from the railroad tracks. Because of this I have become accustom to the passing of trains. I even find it soothing. I have found that working with homebuyers they tend to shy away from living near the railroad tracks. I find it difficult to help them understand that like most things in life one becomes accustom to this. That having a train track nearby should not sway them from moving forward with purchasing a home they love. Especially in the cut throat market of Bay Village and Westlake. What I want to know is how other agents handle this. Do you try to remedy the situation or do you just move on. I would hate for my clients to miss out on a wonderful property just because a train passes by a few times a day.


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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Missy folks will buy where they are comfortable.  The railroad tracks are a half mile away from my golf course view condo a mile from the Atlantic Ocean.  I hear the freight trains about 5 in the morning with that howling whistle.  Yes, the clanging on the rails can be soothing or you can convince yourself it is irritating.  Fact remains many folks purchase at the tracks and near the tracks.  You present and they say yeah or nay.  No convincing necessary...move on


Aug 05, 2014 01:53 AM #1
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

If you grew up in the City, you're way more likely to tolerate train tracks than if you grew up in the suburbs. They don't bother me but, you're right, they bother plenty of people.

Aug 05, 2014 02:07 AM #2
Joseph Perrigoue
Port St Lucie, FL
Exceeding Expectations

I once accomidated to living accross the street from a helicopter landing pad.  Now I wake up if a pin drops...

Aug 05, 2014 11:40 AM #3
Michael Sutter
Avon Lake, OH


My grandparents owned a home in Rocky River next to the tracks. I can remember as a young boy hearing the trains go by and it felt soothing. Same thing in Bay Village, with my aunt & uncle living down the street (not even 1/4mi away) for the past 30yrs. It's either you like it or you don't!

Sep 25, 2014 11:43 PM #4
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