Real Estate News About Woodbridge, Mount Vernon, and Lorton Virginia

What If Your Buyers Want To Buy A Home Next To A Cemetery?

woodbridge virginia real estate newsPretend your buyers have shopped the market, seen dozens of houses online, and have been inside six houses.  

Their favorite house is next to a cemetery.  Your buyers want you to advise them on the upside and downside of living next to a cemetery.

Positives:

*The neighbors would be very quiet.

* People are DYING to move in next door to you.

*Interesting conversation starter when you throw a party for your friends.

Negatives:

*The neighbors would not attend your house warming party.

*No playmates next door for your kids.

*Occasional interment ceremonies.

I had a listing many years ago that was next to a 1/4 acre cemetery.  The house was beautiful inside and out.  

It took a little long to sell.  Feedback from buyers oftened referred to the cemetery as a negative for religious reasons.  Others said it didn't comply with their feng shui.  

Some of the graves were of civil war soldiers who fought in the battles of Manassas.  In the end it sold to on of my buyers who was an Army Colonel and a civil war buff.  

One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

If you want to live next to cemetery, give me a call or send me a text at 703-677-1120.

You can search for homes on my website.

 

 

Erick BlackwelderCall or text Erick Blackwelder right now for help finding a home, or help selling your house.  

Don't worry... Erick doesn't bite, and you won't get a sales pitch.  Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120 for a FREE consultation.

CLICK HERE NOW to search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for homes for sale in and around Woodbridge, Lorton, and Mount Vernon.

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Lorton, VA  22079
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Comment balloon 4 commentsErick Blackwelder • January 12 2015 07:32AM
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