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Discover the top five things that prospective buyers are eager to know about your property

If you are putting your home up for sale, these are the top things that your buyer will want to know. Make their search for a new home easier by giving them the answers to the questions.
Discover the top five things that prospective buyers are eager to know about your property
What are the important pieces of information you need when searching for a new home? Of course, you have the basic features of the property itself, such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms etc. But that is just the property, and as we all know, the property's location can affect your lifestyle as you live there and the property's value overall. 

You might have many questions about a property before you decide whether to buy it or not. You need to know what the location is like and what your life would be like if you were to live there.

If you are putting your property on the market for sale, consider adding these critical pieces of information to the marketing to answer your potential buyer's questions.

  1. Where would you go for coffee/brunch - how far away is it? Could you walk there? Tell your viewers a little about the type of coffee shops close by and what kind of vibe there is. Is it an independent shop that makes the best paninis, or perhaps it is a traditional tea shop that has beautiful cakes. 
  2. Food shopping - Once, a tabloid article said a property's proximity to a Waitrose store affected house values. Whether this is accurate or not is difficult to quantify, but what is clear is that property searchers will want to know if there is a corner shop close by for emergency bread and milk or the Sunday paper. They will also want to see where you do the big food shop. Is it easy to get to, and can you get delivery?
  3. Schools - the catchment area for the local schools will be vital information to anyone considering a home move if they have school-age children. You do not need to provide details of the schools and their Ofsted reports, but knowing which schools are near your property would be helpful.
  4. Transport links - if a buyer must travel frequently or commute for work, knowing the distance from your property to the nearest motorway, bus stop, tube or train station would be super helpful. Perhaps even the length of time it takes for you to get to these things from your property in time rather than distance. 
  5. Socialising - Where do you go for a night out on the town. How easy is it to get there? Do you need to drive? Could you get a taxi to the nearest restaurant for a date night or cocktail bar for a night out with friends? 

Including this information on your property listing could show potential buyers exactly what they need to know. It could encourage more viewing appointments and interested parties, which in turn could increase the offer you will ultimately receive.

Contact our team of experts to find out how to best present your property for sale.