Schools are number one for home buyers

16 June 2014

The number one priority for home buyers remains close proximity to good schools. Twenty per cent of estate agents believe that this is still the most important factor when looking for their dream home.
The latest data from Move with Us, home of the largest network of independent estate agents in the UK, also found that 18% of estate agents believe good transport links are key. Proximity to local amenities such as a doctor’s surgery and shops came in third with 14% of the votes.
Other factors which proved to be less important to buyers include a fast internet connection which scored 7.6% and a good mobile phone signal with 13%.
Estate agents also cited what factors buyers are less interested in compared to five years ago. Home buyers are less interested in garden sheds which shared 18% of the vote. Garden size and outhouses came in at second and third place with 15% and 14% respectively.  
Other results include the traditionally beloved bath tub with 14%, a power shower at 10% and finally, the dining room with 8%.
The one factor estate agents can’t seem to agree on however is the garage. Eleven per cent of estate agents have noticed homebuyers are more interested in properties with a garage whereas 9% say   homebuyers are less interested in them.

The number one priority for home buyers remains close proximity to good schools. Twenty per cent of estate agents believe that this is still the most important factor when looking for their dream home.

The latest data from Move with Us, home of the largest network of independent estate agents in the UK, also found that 18% of estate agents believe good transport links are key. Proximity to local amenities such as a doctor’s surgery and shops came in third with 14% of the votes.

Other factors which proved to be less important to buyers include a fast internet connection which scored 7.6% and a good mobile phone signal with 13%.

Estate agents also cited what factors buyers are less interested in compared to five years ago. Home buyers are less interested in garden sheds which shared 18% of the vote. Garden size and outhouses came in at second and third place with 15% and 14% respectively.  

Other results include the traditionally beloved bath tub with 14%, a power shower at 10% and finally, the dining room with 8%.

The one factor estate agents can’t seem to agree on however is the garage. Eleven per cent of estate agents have noticed homebuyers are more interested in properties with a garage whereas 9% say homebuyers are less interested in them.

 

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