How has the pandemic changed the way we view our homes?

How has the pandemic changed the way we view our homes?

There’s no doubt that there has been a shift in homeowners’ priorities when it comes to searching for a property that suits their needs, with 74% of Brits recently surveyed stating that their preferences have altered as result of the pandemic.

 

So, what are home movers prioritising in their property searches?

 

  • Smart technology

 

The consecutive lockdowns have understandably led to an increase in our reliance on digital technology.

More than 71% of Brits believe that having a digitally associated property is important to them, as it preserves both time and effort. In fact, two-thirds of Brits already have smart technology installed in their homes, such as entertainment systems (51%) and smart amenities.

 

  • Sustainability

 

Greener homes are now positioned near the very top of Brit's property priorities, with over three-quarters of those surveyed suggesting that having a maintainable home should be a top priority for everyone.

Property developers and construction groups need to consider the impact of having a 'green reputation', as 73% of respondents stated the sustainability of a property is a high influence on their home search.

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