The Garden preference of house hunters revealed!

Garden trends that are attracting buyers have been revealed in a recent survey by Move with Us.

The survey conducted by Move with Us, home of independent estate agents, has revealed that 95%* of homeowners prefer real grass to a paved or gravel garden.

The study also looked at the three factors in the garden that are the most attractive to buyers.

Grass topped the pole with 69% of the vote, followed by a conservatory with 62% and a patio at 56%. Other notable factors were a garden featuring a decking area with 32% of the vote and a shed at 14%.

The study also revealed that 30% of agents noticed that the emerging trend for using low maintenance, artificial grass instead of the real thing has been known to actively put off buyers.

The hottest new garden trend has been identified as a wood burner, with 45% of agents voting this as either effective or very effective in attracting buyers. Other emerging garden trends that are attracting buyers in the current market are dedicated allotment space and BBQ pits.

Simon King, Managing Director of the Move with Us Partner Network commented: ‘With summer here, buyers are looking more closely at outdoor space when purchasing a property. Therefore, maintaining a well kempt lawn, offering a patio area and potentially a conservatory will draw buyers towards the outdoor space. Buyers may be tempted by the thought of al fresco dining on a summers eve and additions such as wood burners and BBQ pits could add that extra something for a potential buyer.’

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