Living Green Olympia: Can't Get There From Here?? Road Construction & Listings - Not a Good Mix!

Can't Get There From Here?? Road Construction & Listings - Not a Good Mix!

Yelm Highway road construction

 

Can't get there from here?  The road construction that has been in progress for months along Yelm Highway is sure making one of our listings a challenge for buyers.  During the week, the delays can be 20 minutes or more along this stretch of the road that leads to our listing - the only way to get there of course.  In fact, a good portion of the time it is really hard to tell if you can even turn onto the street with the cones and road machinery making it a pretty confusing mess.

So we are doing lots of weekend open houses to provide a time for buyers to come see the house without braving the road construction hassles.  And someday it will be done - then it will all be worth it as there will be a brand new round-about at the intersection where you turn to get to the house.  And nice new landscaping to beautify what now is mud.  And a brand new park on the opposite side of the road.

Yes, it will eventually all be worth it.  But for now - yes you can get there from here....just not easily!

                                                                           

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Nancy Conner, City Realty Inc,    360-701-1086     nancy@cityrealtyinc.net      

Comment balloon 6 commentsNancy Conner • February 14 2011 03:19PM

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Happy Valentines Day! Hope you have had a wonderful day today!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Lizette - hope you had a nice Valentines Day too!!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

Nancy, and the closed roads and construction don't show up on our navigation systems!  What a pain.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Very true Patricia!  And at some stages of this construction it has truly looked like you can't turn onto the street where our listing is at all...

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

As an added little bit of input, if you are a listing agent, please update your MLS driving instructions if a road is closed. (Especially if you want buyers to find your home)

Posted by Knipe Realty (Knipe Realty NW) almost 8 years ago

Yes - the more info the better to help buyers agents know how to get to the house when construction is in the mix!  Luckily there is online info about the roadwork near our listing so that daily updates are available...At least people know how long the delay will be getting thru!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago

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