Noise nuisance is a key source of frustration and irritation for property owners. From a neighbors loud music to a busy highway close to the home, noise can be a considerable amount of stress to homeowners.
More and more people are considering potential noise issues before they purchase a property. However, it can be difficult to accurately deduce the level of noise in an area. Interested buyers often must rely on unreliable methods, such as booking multiple viewings at different times of day. As such, buyers typically depend on real estate agents to provide them with trustworthy information on possible noise disturbances.
The problem of noise for would-be buyers
Noise pollution can drastically diminish residents’ quality of life. Many soon-to-be home buyers are now considering noise more and more in their hunt for their perfect home.
Buyers are becoming aware of the impact of noise pollution on their health and wellbeing. Stress-related illnesses, speech interference, high blood pressure, loss of productivity, and disrupted sleep are some of the impacts that noise pollution can have on residents. Moreover, hearing loss can occur when a person is exposed to noise above 85 decibels for an extended period of time.
In addition, it can be difficult for house hunters to figure out whether their property will be vulnerable to noise pollution. House viewings may be well timed to avoid the neighbors late-night music sessions, or a property may be quiet during the week but suffer from loud parties at the weekend.
As such, having a reliable source of noise data up front can help buyers feel confident about a potential property purchase.
Give home buyers the data they need
ATTOM’s noise data provides consistent information across coverage areas, ensuring we real estate agents have the data each client or prospect needs on a particular property. ATTOM’s data provides scores on the most common sources of noise for each property location, including roads and highways, railroads and railroad crossings, airports, hospital vehicles, and fire vehicle.
Offering reliable, up-to-date advice on noise issues is key for helping buyers make the right buying decisions. In addition, if the home is vulnerable to noise pollution, then you can help assure a buyer by advocating for additional soundproofing in your discussions with a seller.
Get granular data on a property’s noise levels
ATTOM’s noise data provides granular information on the noise of geographical locations. You can unearth information on noise based on latitude/longitude or a property address. For example, in the case of road noise, you will receive a score of 0-3, which describes the average daily road or highway noise of that location. This score considers the average vehicle speeds and volume for the variety of noise-contributing road segment. In addition, it also offers the road names that contribute to the most noise at the location.
In contrast, railroad noise is also given a score of 0-3 that reflects peak noise exposure at the target location. Loudness is measured based on when trains are passing. The score takes into account a wide variety of rail types. These include heavy rail, light rail, and metro.
Help buyers make informed property purchases with ATTOM’s noise data
Noise concerns are often one of the key considerations’ buyers take into account when considering a home. Buyers typically must rely on real estate agents to inform them of the noise levels and potential disturbances connected to a home. Get reliable noise data on properties across the USA. Contact our friendly team for more information.
This is a theoretical use case informed by the very real ways our clients use ATTOM’s noise data.