Do You Know What Buyers Are Looking For? We Do!

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Do You Know What Buyers Are Looking For? We Do!

When you plan on selling your home, you likely have a few ideas about what you want to achieve, and how to go about the process. However, you must bear in mind it is the buyer you wish to impress. As a vendor, there is a lot to be said for knowing what buyers are looking for, but many vendors and agents overlook this aspect.

We are pleased to say we know the local area well, and we have helped many vendors and buyers connect. We know what local buyers are looking for, and we also stay in touch with the latest market research. One aspect that has been of interest to home buyers and sellers over the past year is the Rightmove keyword search facility.

Buyers can use keyword searches

In May of 2018, Rightmove introduced a keyword search facility on their site. Buyers could now put in phrases or words they wanted to see in property listings, in addition to searching by price, location and property size. While this has been a novelty aspect for many people, there is no doubt many buyers who are looking for a specific feature in a home have found this search facility to be advantageous.

To commemorate the first year of the search facility, Rightmove announced the top 10 most searched keywords terms, which were:

  • Garage
  • Annexe
  • Acre
  • Garden
  • Detached
  • Cottage
  • Character
  • Bungalow
  • Freehold
  • Rural

If you are a homeowner and those search terms don’t apply to your home, don’t worry. When you look at the top three words, garage, annexe and acre; it appears as though space is critical for buyers. This will not be a surprise for anyone who operates in the property market, as space is one of the most essential features of a home.

Decluttering your home creates more space

You should always declutter your home, and if you have the option or ability to add space to the property, you should. Also, if you are considering improving your home before going to market, it makes sense to consider these options. If you have the option to add a garage or annexe to your home, you will likely generate more interest from willing buyers.

You shouldn’t list one of these terms if they don’t apply to your home, but there is nothing to prevent you from making changes which means it does apply.

If you are looking to sell your home in Darlington or County Durham, we are here to help. We can arrange a property valuation for you, and we can provide you with an extensive range of property services. When it comes to selling your home, contact Anthony Jones Properties, and we’ll be happy to help.