What are the key selling points of a home in 2022?
If you’re wondering how valuable your home is, knowing its most desirable assets is a good place to start.
Estate agents know exactly which features are hot on the market right now, which is why they are highlighted in listings to make sure the property is easily spotted by suitable buyers.
Data from Rightmove suggests which features buyers are looking for in today’s market, by ranking the most popular ‘key words’ highlighted by estate agents to sell houses. Due to a change in working patterns, there has been a clear move towards garden offices, orangeries, summer houses, underfloor heating, bi-fold doors and open-plan rooms. If your house has any of these features to offer, your home could be extremely appealing to buyers in today’s market.
Take a look at the features that are highlighted to attract the most potential buyers in 2022.
Working from home has become a new way of life, and this has caused many people to move entirely in search of better office space.
Advertising a spare room which is suitable for a home office with good ventilation, accessible outlets to plug in a computer setup and ample space for a desk will make your home extremely attractive to many buyers. The proportion of listings that mention garden offices, were found to be 11 times higher than a decade ago. That’s an increase of 1,046%!
Rightmove reported a huge rise in demand for bi-fold doors, with a 589% increase in popularity compared to 10 years ago. The post-pandemic need for space is thought to be the driving force behind this feature becoming so sought-after, as this enables people to extend and diversify their living space.
Orangeries and summer houses
What sets orangeries apart from conservatories, is the bricks in place of glass. The name originates from where fruit trees were stored during the winter months, so that should tell you how cosy and warm these home extensions are. The number of property listings mentioning summer houses has also seen an increase, whereas greenhouses seem to have declined in popularity. Smaller windows allow for a more functional and dynamic space, allowing scope for multiple uses such as home offices, living rooms, and dining space.
Listings that feature underfloor heating jumped by 114%, as buyers search for more energy-efficient solutions to warm up the house.
Underfloor heating is a cleaner, smarter way to heat a home. Using radiant heat technology, under-floor heating gently warms people and objects in the room directly, from the ground up.
Open plan living
Open floor plans remain popular among families and busy households due to their better traffic flow and multifunctional spaces. The wide-open space is most desirable for those with larger families as the layout offers a grand communal area. Consider removing a wall that separates your kitchen from your dining room, and your listing will become more attractive to buyers looking for a family home.
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This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.
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