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Buyer Demand Is There And Vendors Can Connect

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Sat 07 Nov 2020

Buyer Demand Is There And Vendors Can Connect

At Coakley & Theaker, we are pleased to say we have helped bring many buyers and vendors together. With the stamp duty holiday in place, there is significant demand for property right now.

If you plan on selling your home, knowing what buyers are looking for, and what you can do to connect with them can make all the difference.

If you want to sell your home, get in touch with Coakley & Theaker. We are a local company who can provide property valuations, and we’ll ensure you stay in touch with the latest market news.

Make the right move

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s director of Property Data, said: “Increased competition for second-stepper homes has pushed prices to a record this month for those looking to take the next step up the ladder. Needing more space has always been the most popular reason for moving house, but now there’s a new urgency for extra space to be able to work from home, which means that there are different sets of buyers competing for the same type of property.”

Tim continued by saying; “At the start of the year a fourth bedroom was very much a luxury for buyers trading up, but it’s now emerging as a must-have for those who are able to take that step. With overall asking prices just a few hundred pounds shy of July’s record, and buyer demand at an all-time high, those currently looking for their next home are likely to find that only offers close to the asking price will be considered, especially for larger homes.”

These are the things buyers look at during a viewing

An innovative study carried out by offers insight into what prospective buyers look at, and test, when viewing a prospective property. These might not be the factors which make or break a buyer’s resolve to make an offer, but if problems arise, a buyer might not be inclined to follow up their initial interest in the property.

Some of the most commonly considered points include:

  • The quality and condition of radiators

  • Access to a garden space

  • The level of water pressure

  • Cupboard doors

  • The comfort of beds

  • How well the oven works

  • How light switches work

  • The accessories which add a touch of personality to the property

Mark Gordon, head of mortgages at, said: “UK house prices are currently on the up and with the stamp duty holiday prompting more buyers to get on the property market, it’s a competitive time for homeowners looking to sell their home. We conducted this experiment to determine the areas of the home buyers look at most to help sellers maximise their chances of a sale. Some sellers may not have considered these factors when preparing their homes for viewings, so we hope our insight will help them focus on the areas they should check and freshen up.”

At Coakley & Theaker, we aim to support the local community as much as we can, and we know this is an extremely trying time. A lot of people are looking for support and guidance, and if you have any property or housing related questions, we are more than happy to assist you, so contact us today.