What's the reason?

Angela Ellis

When it comes to purchasing a property, eight in ten Brits admit to being 'picky buyers'. So what sort of things are putting them off?

With more people working from home, and the challenges some families have had with home schooling and online lessons, it’s no surprise that a poor Wi-Fi connection is enough to put buyers off. What was surprising that it made the top 10 according to recent research. 

Top reasons for a buyer walking away from a deal:

Noisy neighbours – 47% 
Loud area – 45% 
Thin internal walls – 43% 
Near an airport – 41% 
Hard to park nearby – 40% 
Lack of storage options – 38% 
Ceilings being too low – 35% 
Steep stairs – 34% 
Poor Wi-Fi – 33% 

If you’re considering selling or trying to sell, be assured that some of these things won’t bother some buyers. Just off the top 10 list was ‘an unruly garden with overhanging branches’ coming in at 22% but a serious buyer could see past that and realise a spot of gardening would resolve that. 

Looking to sell your property in the near future? It's a good idea to determine which elements inside and outside could be picked up on by prospective viewers. Where possible, you should also complete any outstanding DIY jobs or renovations, as this will help you to secure a better offer in a shorter timeframe. 

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