Selling Your London Home? Stay Ahead of These Unexpected Questions

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You can always tell when someone is really interested in buying your home by the number of questions they ask.

There are the usual suspects like:

  • Where are the best schools?
  • What are the neighbours like?
  • Is it easy to park?
  • And how much is council tax?

But it also pays to prepare for some unexpected questions.

In our experience, those less-asked questions highlight how interested a potential buyer is. It’s the opposite of a ‘tyre kickers’ approach.

Below are four questions to mull over.

Delving into the depths

Buyers may dig deeper than the surface, asking about the land’s history or even its geological stability. Did you know that an old well beneath your lawn or the prospect of flooding can raise eyebrows? Prepare yourself with local knowledge to ensure you’re not caught off balance.

Connectivity is key

The fibre-optic era has seen broadband speeds catapult into most homebuyers’ priority lists. Gone are the days when the number of fireplaces in a home was the deal-breaker – today, it’s all about megabits per second. Ask your wi-fi provider for details.

The energy factor

In a world where every watt counts, be ready to shed light on the facts about your home’s energy efficiency. Whether it’s the type of insulation you have or the eco-friendly solar panels you’ve installed, these details can make your home stand out and give you an edge over similar properties.

The secret life of gardens

And then there’s the question that often sees homeowners puzzled: “Which way does the garden (or balcony) face?” Sun-chasers and shade-seekers alike want to know about the light that bathes your outside space, be that a garden or a balcony. Whether it’s south-facing for all-day sun or north-facing for delicate plants, the orientation of your outside space can, for some buyers, be a pivotal factor ahead of making an offer.

Are you thinking of selling this spring? Contact us today to have all your home-moving questions answered by our team of experts.

This post was written by:

Steven Herd

Steven's extensive 30 years of estate agency experience in London culminated in launching MyLondonHome, which has enabled him to bring together a hand-picked team to provide the high level of quality advice, market strength and service he is renowned for.

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