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What Did Home Buyers Search For In 2020 – And Why You Need To Know

Published: 25/01/2021

No matter what move you wish to make in the housing market in 2021, it is important you familiarise yourself with what buyers are looking for.

If you are keen to buy property, you should stay in touch with what your rivals are looking for. Also, you might see a search term that you forgot or hadn’t considered yet.

If you are looking to sell property, it is vital you know what buyers are looking for. Being aware of what buyers search for in a new property ensures you can present your property in the most effective manner.

We are here to assist you in and around Bromley

At BR Estate Agent, we helped many buyers and vendors in 2020, and we hope to so the same again this year. Last year was like no other, and it is fair to say buyer demand, and what people deem to be important, has shifted.

The key factors which have shaped buyer activity in the 2020 housing market are:

  • COVID-19
  • Lockdown
  • Remote working
  • Stamp duty holiday
It is natural that people are looking for more space in and around the home. Also, if remote working becomes more commonplace across the country, there will be greater freedom for people to live where they want.

Where do you feel right at home?

Not every person or family will flee to a more rural setting, but it is understandable that some people will make this move. If you are no longer tied to a city for work, and you prefer open spaces and a more relaxed pace of life, it is perfectly natural to live in a setting where you feel more at home.

We believe Bromley offers the best of both worlds. It doesn’t take long to travel to the heart of London from Bromley South railway station. However, with the amount of greenery on offer in the local area, you can feel as though you are far away from the heart of the capital.

South East London appeals to many buyers right now

When you consider the top ten searched for features by buyers, you’ll find that many are on offer in this part of the country, and the capital. If you are looking for more guidance on these searches, and where the ideal property for these buyers can be found, please get in touch.

The top 10 most-searched for terms from buyers in 2020, according to Zoopla, is as follows:

  1. Garden
  2. Garage
  3. Parking
  4. Detached
  5. Rural
  6. Secluded
  7. Bungalow
  8. Balcony
  9. Annexe
  10. Freehold
If you are looking to make a move in the Bromley property market, and you would like to speak with local experts, please get in touch. If you would like to arrange a property valuation, contact us and we will set this up for you. You can phone your BR Estate Agent on 020 3633 8620 from 9am till 9pm seven days a week or visit our website www.br-estateagent.co.uk for more information.