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Top 10 reasons a buyer will walk away News Post Image 15th October 2021

Top 10 reasons a buyer will walk away

by Paul Howe

When it comes to purchasing a property, eight in ten Brits admit to being 'picky buyers', with research showing that a poor Wi-Fi connection is enough to put a third off a new home.*

Other contributing factors can include having noisy neighbours, creaky floorboards and thin walls. Of those surveyed, 22% would be deterred by an unruly garden with overhanging branches, with a third agreeing that dogs barking in the area would be a deal breaker. If you're looking to sell your property in the near future, it's a good idea to determine what elements inside and outside could be picked up on by prospective viewers.

Where able, you should also complete any outstanding DIY jobs or renovations, as this will help you to secure a better offer in a shorter time frame.

Top 10 reasons for a buyer walking away from a deal:

Noisy neighbours – 47% 

Loud area – 45% 

By a main road – 44% 

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% 

At this time of the year, activity from buyers only increases in the run up to Christmas, with many wanting to unpack the last box before getting into the holiday spirit. Whether you're looking to sell or let, we're ideally positioned to maximise marketing exposure for your property and help buyers see its best qualities.

Contact our team today for your up-to-date valuation.

*First Mortgage

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