What are Yorkshire house buyers looking for?


Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018

What are Yorkshire house buyers looking for?

Every house hunter has their own credentials when looking for their dream home but there are some things that crop up on almost every list of must-haves. We have drawn on our experience of the current residential sales market in Yorkshire to come up with our top tips on how sellers can make their property as appealing as possible to achieve the highest price.


The property market continues to be buoyant in North Yorkshire but buyers still want value for money. An accurate valuation can go a long way towards securing a good offer. Get the price right and you may find yourself with several bidders competing for your property. You can trust FSS for accurate valuations, skillful negotiation and diligent sales progression, helping you achieve the price your property deserves.

Ready to move into

When it comes to residential sales, there is evidence that more people than ever before are looking for properties they can move straight into. If you’re selling, it is worth spending a little bit of time tidying up the décor before putting it on the market. We can advise you at the time of valuation if there is anything we would recommend you do to the property to make it as appealing as possible to buyers. There are, however, plenty of people still looking for properties to renovate and our regular property auctions in Harrogate are a great way to pick up a house or flat with potential.

Fast broadband

Whether you live in a town, city or out in the countryside, fast broadband is a top must-have for buyers. With so many people now working from home, space for a home office is also a huge plus. Luckily, most villages and rural parts of North Yorkshire now have superfast broadband and in some instances it can be even faster than that found in town. This is a factor that has given rural offices a boost too and we have seen demand for out of town commercial property rise as a result.

Flexible living and open spaces

The desire for family spaces, bi-fold or patio doors opening into the garden and living kitchens continues to be strong. If space can be flexible – in other words, rooms can be opened out or separated off to make the most of the space – so much the better. Even if you don’t have a large open plan family area, it can pay to show how your home can be used in different ways with cosy seating areas, breakfast bars or drop leaf tables for sociable eating and outdoor living space.

A smooth sale

When you are moving home, whether buying or selling, you need an agent on your side who is honest, trustworthy and gives excellent service. FSS has been awarded Gold in the British Property Awards for customer service after being independently assessed by mystery shoppers. We came out top for service and dedication  to our customers. We really do go the extra mile to make selling your home as smooth as possible. Our residential sales staff are relentless in checking every link in the home selling chain and ensuring proof of funding to allow the sale to reach a successful conclusion. Failed sales are costly for buyer and seller and we do all we can to avoid that, taking time to keep everyone informed throughout the process.  

Find out more about our estate agent service  and selling your home with FSS. Call our award-winning estate agency team on 01423 501211.