The new priorities for buyers and renters

A recent survey of home-movers has unearthed some interesting information about how people’s priorities have changed, due to the amount of time people have had to spend at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Buyers now want the following:

  • Bigger garden
  • Bigger home
  • Parking space / garage
  • Better workspace at home
  • Closer to parks / green spaces

The priority list for renters is very similar: 

  • Bigger garden
  • Bigger home
  • Pet-friendly home
  • Closer to parks / green spaces
  • Parking space / garage

So, anyone looking to sell their home or rent their property in the near future should make sure they don’t ignore the garden. Pictures of a messy, overgrown garden may put people off arranging a viewing. Clear up any weeds, trim back trees, give the fence a lick of paint and inject some colour with some cheap bedding plants. You could even consider clearing out a shed and putting some throws and pillows in to show how it could be a mini summer house.

As for those looking for a bigger home, while you can’t suddenly add an extension on, you can have a clear out and a tidy up, maybe even a re-paint some rooms. The less clutter in your property, and the lighter and brighter it is - the more spacious it will seem.

If you need any advice on buying, selling, or renting a property, please get in touch with us on 0121 744 4144.


Article source:
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/property-news/rightmove-survey-home-hunters-want-bigger-gardens

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