What are prospective property buyers looking for in a home?

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When selling your home, it's important to have a handle on what buyers in Swindon are looking for. As you will already know, location is all-important for most property buyers.

Do they want to be in Old Town near to all the bars and restaurants, do they want to be in West Swindon close to family, or do they want to be in North Swindon, handy for a quick commute to Cirencester?

But after location, location, location, what else are buyers interested in when looking for their next home?

Well, you'll need to consider the demographic you're aiming to sell to. For example, if you’re selling a family home, buyers are likely to want a property with garden space and proximity to good local schools.

Young professionals, meanwhile, will be likely be looking for a ready-to-live-in property with good transport links and access to amenities such as bars and restaurants.

When considering all buyers, there are a few things that are universally popular. These include:

- Modern and spacious kitchen

- Modern and practical bathroom

- Outdoor space

- Parking space

- Double glazing

As you may remember from some of our earlier advice, first impressions are extremely important when selling so making sure your home is in tip-top condition will help you to provide a property that buyers are looking for.

Get rid of clutter, get the obvious DIY jobs done and make sure your home is well aired and smelling of roses (with real flowers!) for viewings. And if you have a garden, make sure to present it at its very best.

What's more, buyers will always be looking for properties that are fairly priced and well-marketed - so it's key that you get these aspects of the sales process spot on. At Home Finders we have decades of experience valuing properties in Swindon so are experts at getting the marketing price just right - too expensive and you will put buyers off, too cheap and people will wonder where the hidden problem is.

If you want to know more about what buyers are looking for in your area, an expert member of the Home Finders team can provide you with all the information you need.

Meanwhile, a full market appraisal will give you all the guidance you need on local market trends and demographics, allowing you to target your home effectively and make it desirable to prospective buyers.

Please call me on 01793 299135 to request a full market appraisal or with any queries you have about selling your home.

Susan Leeburn

Susan Leeburn
Director of Sales


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