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Quarter of property buyers fall in love with a property at first sight

It has been revealed that Britain’s property buyers are a decisive bunch, with 61% of homeowners buying the first house that they fall in love with.

According to a survey from My Home Move, the majority of Britain’s buyers were able to buy the home of their dreams and a quarter of those surveyed only needed to view one property, highlighting the importance of a successful first property viewing.

A quarter of homeowners also decided to buy their home before viewing the entire property. A further 18% made the decision within the first 30 seconds of entering the property, and 8% knew before going inside, proving that first impressions count.

When buying their property, 45% of buyers claimed that fortunately they didn’t have to make any sacrifice and are therefore living in their ideal home.

Regionally, London buyers didn’t fare so well in the survey. It has been revealed that across the UK, 39% of buyers had a perfect home that ‘got away’. However, this figure increased sharply to 60% for London homebuyers. Buyers in the capital were also more likely to make sacrifices, with 70% saying that their property didn’t contain everything that they needed or wanted, but that they persevered with the sale due to the increasing demand for property in the capital.

Doug Crawford, CEO of My Home Move, comments: “Brits are increasingly aware of what they want in their new home - they are savvy buyers…By the time it comes to arranging a viewing, the typical buyer now knows all about the location they are interested in and what the property is like from its online profile. This means they can make their mind up extremely quickly.”


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