We all know the technological revolution of the last decade has seen cause a huge increase in the volumes of mobiles, ipads and tablets found in every home and business, so there is a far greater demand than ever before for better internet connection, improved coverage areas and faster broadband speeds than ever before.
But does this matter to house hunters? The answer it seems is yes!
House hunters are now actively seeking fast broadband as a vital requirement in our search for a property, and Estate Agents are even suggesting that homes with poor connection or slow broadband can be worth less. Estate agents in some parts of the country claim they have even seen buyers willing to walk away from a property sale if broadband isn’t available.
For some time Ryder and Dutton have featured a broadband speed check on our website as part of the useful information links:
Similarly Rightmove has also now added the broadband speed checker to its listings along with the information about the local area and schools.
Bernard Phillips, the head of consumer platforms at Rightmove, said: “We already offer a number of tools to help consumers make informed decisions about a property, and we’re pleased to be the first to add broadband speeds to this. Broadband has become ingrained in people’s lives and is an important factor when choosing a home.”
Today we use the internet for so many every day activities such as online banking, paying for bills and booking tickets and travel. Also considering all the social media sites and online gaming people are often involved with it was perhaps inevitable that buyers would start to consider broadband speeds a necessary part of their search criteria.