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What Do Buyers Care About In A Home?

Published: 06/04/2021

It is not an exaggeration to say the way we live our lives has changed considerably in recent years, and many homeowners and buyers have re-evaluated what matters to them when it comes to their home.

At BR Estate Agent, we work closely with buyers and vendors, we know what is important when it comes to a house. We also stay in touch with the latest studies and findings, which means we help you make an informed decision, whether you are buying or selling.

We help you make your next move

The study from GetAgent examines how people have changed in the past year when it comes to owning property. Homeownership is a dream for many people and households, but does the dream end with merely owning a home?

We know many people we work closely with spend a lot of time and money transforming their home. By doing so, they create a house where they feel at home.

The findings from the study were as follows:

  • 38% of homeowners said owning property was their main aspiration
  • 45% of respondents said that there was more to property ownership than having a roof over their heads, and it’s important that their home fits with their lifestyle
  • A further 17% of respondents said it was very important that their home fits with their life
The survey also asked people to rank what was important to them in their home, with the following results:

  • 24% of respondents said safety was a priority
  • 20% said size was a priority
  • Energy-efficiency was stated by 19% of respondents
  • 8% said having a garage
  • 6% said having a garden mattered
  • A home bar mattered to 4% of respondents
  • 3% of respondents stated an integrated media system mattered
People want to love their home

Colby Short, Founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, commented: “There’s no doubting we’re a house-proud nation but the definition of being house proud has certainly evolved over the years. Gone are the days of presenting a pristine show home to impress friends and family and today, we love to put our own unique stamp on our properties in all manner of ways.”

Colby concluded by saying; “For some, it’s energy-efficient improvements such as solar panels, for others a space to get their hands dirty working on their latest project is important. Others prefer to entertain, while the latest technology integration or entertainment system makes some of us tick. Whatever it is, we love to spend time at home doing the things we love and so it’s no surprise that they’ve become more of an extension of who we are rather than simply a roof over our heads.”

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.