Top 20 features that sell...

Top 20 features that sell vendors' homes


New research has identified homebuyers' top 20 'must-have' features that would encourage them to purchase a seller's property. has surveyed 2000 people


The study notes that several 'must-haves' of the past, including period features, good schools and conservatories, didn't make the list.


The complete top 20 is:

1. Central heating
2. Double glazing
3. A garden
4. Secure doors and windows
5. Driveway or dedicated parking space
6. Plenty of electrical sockets
7. Local shops and amenities
8. A good, reliable broadband connection strong enough to stream TV and films
9. Friendly neighbours
10. At least two toilets
11. A bath
12. A good energy efficiency rating
13. A new boiler/central heating system
14. A reliable, clear mobile phone signal
15. A shower cubicle
16. A garage
17. Cavity wall insulation
18. A land line telephone
19. A living room big enough for a large, flat screen television
20. A dining room

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