New priorities for buyers and renters
13th June 2020
Categories: News, Property, Agents
Over recent months, the nation has spent more time than ever in their homes. The property industry has seen a shift in priorities of what both buyers and renters are looking for, wanting to be more comfortable spending time at home.
The five things it has impacted most are wanting a bigger garden or at least access to one, wanting to live in a bigger home, wanting to live in a pet-friendly home, wanting to live closer to parks and green spaces and wanting parking or a garage.
According to the stats that Rightmove published on June 8th, in both cases, access to the garden came in on top, with wanting a bigger home at second.
Their property expert, Miles Shipside has suggested that Agents should now focus more on making outdoor spaces as appealing as possible.
He said: “People are now re-evaluating what their must-haves are after ten weeks of staying at home."
“Usually home-movers tell us the kitchen photographs are the most important when they’re looking at a property advert, but now agents should consider giving greater prominence to pictures of gardens and outdoor spaces to attract the attention of prospective renters and buyers."
“To add to the photogenic garden appeal, a quick lick of paint on a fence, or a clear out of a shed to show how it could be a lovely summer house, can make all the difference when selling a lifestyle to a would-be buyer or tenant. Communal gardens sometimes get left out of rental listings, but they should definitely be including them now too.”
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