Research by GetAgent.co.uk has revealed which features homebuyers find the most important based on online search volumes and how this differs from nation to nation around the world.
The research analysed the most sought after features amongst international homebuyers across every nation in the world by analysing Google search data to determine the most frequent property related search terms. The results were based on search terms in both English and the country’s respective, officially recognised languages.
Top of the international wish list is the swimming pool, ranking as the most sought after property feature in 52 countries.
Gardens ranked second as the most important aspect of a property in 19 countries, with at least three bedrooms of the utmost importance across 18 countries.
Good views (9 countries), a flat roof (8 countries), attic space (5 countries), four bedrooms, a balcony and annex and a garage ( countries) also ranked amongst some of the most sought after features for homebuyers around the world.
The UK’s most sought after features
Predictably, swimming pools didn’t rank as the most sought after feature in the UK, although perhaps surprisingly, they were the third most sought after.
Land ranked top amongst UK homebuyers as the most important feature, with an annex also adding great appeal.
Other features to make the top 10 include summer houses, woodland, waterfalls, garages, gardens, stables and bars.