Are Houses Near Motorways Hard to Sell?

News at Waterfords | 13/03/2022

Waterfords Estate Agents sell with branches in Camberley, Fleet, Chobham and Yateley, sell a lot of homes that are near the M3 motorway. This means we often get asked if being near a motor affects house prices!

If your property is near a motorway, it doesn’t immediately mean it’ll be hard to sell. Many factors need to be considered before you can determine how big or small your buying market will be. Usually, it depends on things like how close you are to the motorway, how noisy it is and whereabouts your house is in relation to the motorway – for example, whether you are near a junction or not.

In this article, we’ll explore whether houses near motorways are hard to sell and share our top tips on how to sell a house near a motorway quickly.


Are Houses Near Motorways Hard to Sell?

Selling a house near a motorway isn’t always as difficult as you might imagine, as some people will find the location highly desirable. However, there can also be downsides that may put off some buyers.

Living near a motorway can be noisy, especially if your property is downwind. It can also mean the location has more pollution, depending on how close it is to the motorway and what else is around the property. But there are positives to buying a house next to a motorway, too!

In fact, some buyers find it quite desirable, especially if they can get a bigger house for a cheaper-than-normal price. If the house is near a junction, this can often be more attractive for commuters, too.

Some people just like a bit of background noise compared to living in a completely silent area.

Ultimately, whether your house near a motorway will be hard to sell depends on many different circumstances. To get a better idea of how big your buying market will be, speak to a local estate agent for advice and a valuation.


How to Sell a House Next to a Motorway

Choosing the right estate agent is crucial for getting the best price for your house next to a motorway. There’s a buying market for every property, no matter where it is or what’s nearby.

It may take a little longer to find the right buyer, depending on the specifics of your property. But provided your estate agent has good connections and knows how to market your property in the best way, you should have no issue selling your home next to a motorway.

In addition to finding the right estate agent, there are some other things you can do to help sell a house next to a motorway.

You can:

  • Invest in double or triple-glazed windows which can significantly help reduce noise pollution inside the home
  • Install higher fences or tall trees around the boundary of your home to help absorb some of the noise
  • Close windows during viewings, which, of course, won’t fix the issue, but it should give buyers the chance to see the potential of the property before being put off by any motorway-noise


Get Expert Help

Selling a property near a motorway may take a bit longer, but there’s no reason why a good estate agent shouldn’t be able to sell your home for a realistic price when you’re near a busy road.

If you haven’t found the right estate agent to market your property yet, our friendly team of experts at Waterfords Estate Agents are happy to chat about how we can help.

To help you prepare for a sale, give us a call today on 01252 235348 or send us an email at to arrange a call back.