A recent survey from GoCompare.com of nearly 2,000 Britons shows some surprising trends among modern UK home buyers, the Express newspaper reports. Survey respondents were asked what they felt were 'must-have' features when buying a home in the UK. According to the survey, more than anything else, today's Britons want one main feature in their home: a good mobile phone signal.
Yes, you read that correctly: a good mobile phone signal. So popular is the mobile phone signal, in fact, that it outpaced even the now lowly bathtub as a property 'must-have'.
Talk about priorities.
More Survey Surprises
The GoCompare.com survey found other interesting 'must-haves' among the survey's British respondents.Other findings, per the report:
- The majority of Britons surveyed said they most desired double-glazed windows, secured doors and central heating -- no doubt the result of the UK's ever-changing weather.
- Speaking of weather: gardens are also essential 'must-haves'. Apparently, most Britons want to savour and maximise the few fleeting days of summer we're afforded in the outdoors.
- Driveways and dedicated parking spaces are other outdoor areas most dreamed about by British home buyers. A total of 53 per cent of respondents said they'd love to have their own in their new home.
- Reliable broadband, space for a large telly and electrical outlets -- lots and lots of electrical outlets -- were also mentioned as 'must-haves' by survey respondents.
What Was Once 'In' Is Now 'Out'
Though the report listed many new and interesting features that British home buyers are looking for in their new homes, some longstanding 'must-haves' have been downgraded to 'maybes'. Some of the items still valued but now found to be less desired, according to the report:
- Good schools
- Shower cubicles
- Friendly neighbours
What Britons seek in their new homes are changing, as the GoCompare.com survey shows, and home sellers must understand what modern home buyers are looking for. Luckily, you don't have to go it alone. If you're looking for some of the best Rightmove estate agents UK has to offer, you need not look further than Doorsteps. Our team of dedicated agents can help you sell your home for as little as £99, and we'll make sure the buyers know your property has a good mobile phone signal. For more information or to see how we can help, visit our website or contact us today.