We have a subdivision in our market with the same situation, all the houses were sold, they are new, only 2-3 years old. Like everybody says here, price is a matter, but all you need is 1 buyer who loves your house who doesn't care about the track. Make your house stands out, offer incentives, stage it right, makes it pleasant to majority of buyers. Good luck.
The real question is this:
How many nice four bedroom homes are there for sale in Clinton?
You want yours to be one of the "sold" homes, right? So I would ask your Realtor to show you the list, look at their features, even to inside and see how they stack up.
Then I would price my home 3-5% BELOW what you think is market price. I would expect 10-12 showings or one offer in the first two weeks, otherwise I'd reduce the price again until it sell.
Ask yourself why did you purchase home what attracted you.
Can you plant wall of bushes hide the tracks undetermined distance and appearance.
Trains only run a few times a day and couple of minutes.
Based on size of city does not make a difference.
Good luck great question.
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I agree with Jacqueline, for the surrounding conditions it needs to be priced right especially in this market.
A home that is on a busy street for example in order to sell needs to be priced lower than a home that is not on a busy street. Now your home may not be on a busy street but it does have one factor that buyers are concerned about. Try to keep track of how often and what time a train passes on those tracks etc. So if it is brought up you can discuss this with them or your agent can. It may not be near as often as people may think, so if they're just informed about the details then maybe you might find a buyer that is willing to live with whatever that may be.
Yes, price is a major factor when dealing with any home that has an outside influence.
Becky Nay, GRI
Keller Williams Realty