Indoor and outdoor space has always been a big draw for home searchers, but according to a BBC report based on data from the property portal Rightmove, lockdown has shifted these requirements to the top of searcher’s lists.
The findings highlight that due to the rise in home working, having a spare room which can be used as an office or workout area, is increasingly popular with property seekers. Also important is having speedy Wifi and having parks or a natural environment nearby.
Number two on the buyers wish list is a garden. With many of the 4000 potential movers surveyed saying it was what they desired most from a home. As a result, flats have dropped out of the top five wanted list for buyers according to Rightmove.
May was the sunniest UK calendar month on record and it’s possible that all that good weather played a part in another trend the article covered – a rise in demand for properties in coastal areas.
Here’s a list of some of home searchers’ top priorities:
- Access to a garden
- A bigger home
- Access to a garage
- A better home workspace
- Live closer to parks
- A pet-friendly home
Landlords, get in touch to seek our advise on how you could make your property more attractive in response to these new demands form property searchers.
Since UK restrictions have eased, we have seen the letting and sales market heat up as people are eager to move on from lockdown and find new space. In fact, just last week we sold a lovely Maisonette after it was on the market with Househandlers for less than a week!
So, if you feel like its time for a change, contact us today.