What Are The Top Desires For Home Buyers And Tenants?


Homebuyers and tenants are busy looking for their ideal homes in Haslemere and Godalming with Seymours and you may be interested to find out more about their search criteria.

We recently spoke to Louis in our Haslemere office to find out whether applicants have common priorities when it comes to certain property features and location.


1 In 3 Moves Are Needs Based

Louis commented: “Searching for a property is a personal journey and applicants across both our Haslemere and Godalming offices all have individual needs when it comes to moving.

“1 in 3 moves are now needs based*, so we take the time to carefully listen to our clients wishes. We can then act swiftly when we bring a property to market that ticks all of their boxes and hopefully more.

“Needs vary and can be based on budget, location, the desire to gain more space, or even downsize. However, there are other priorities that many buyers and tenants do share.”


Buyer & Tenant Priorities

Here we highlight the top five tenant and buyer priorities, based on our applicants over the last few months.

  • Location – Haslemere and Godalming offer a fantastic lifestyle. Therefore, town centre properties and those that are just a short drive away are highly desirable.
  • Outside Space – Homes with gardens or a patio area are sought after as outdoor space is now an extension of our living space.
  • Open Plan Living – Many buyers and tenants desire the feeling of space and therefore look for homes with open plan kitchen/dining rooms, which are great for family time and also entertaining.
  • Efficient Heating System – With energy bills at an all-time high many applicants are keen to find a property with a modern and cost-effective heating system in place.
  • Parking – Both buyers and tenants who drive, especially those with more than one car, would prefer off-street parking or a garage. Garages can also be used for additional storage space.


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*Source: Dataloft