30 years ago I sold a wonderful 10 acres with mountain views, privacy and a great building site for a new home. My buyers have lived there since 1995. They build a home that they loved, was easy to heat and cool...had very little required maintenance. This was their forever home, till 2015. In 2015 their children started talking to them about moving closer...2 hours was too far away when something happened. They needed to sell and move closer. They needed to sell their forever home.
They were the perfect sellers: inspected the home before putting it on the market, appraised the home to be sure we were pricing it in the right range, open to open houses, realtor caravans, the house was always clean and easy to show. No problem, but after 6 months we had not had an offer.
The one thing that sold them on the property was not visible anymore. The trees had grown up and filled in the view to the point there was no view. Everytime we had talked I reminded them of the view. At 6 months we agreed to remove 5 little trees to open a 3-degree view of what the mountain view could be.
The next customer, bought. They could see that there could be a view. They could see the privacy, the quality of the house and green house. They could see this being their forever home!!
We close on Friday. My one take away from this is the ask: Why did you buy this place? if the view is missing the house is not going to sell.