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How has the recent pandemic changed the way we look at property? Posted: 28th May 2020

Following the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our priorities have changed. Many buyers are now looking for more space for a home office and room to extend.  Being on lockdown with lovely weather has also made us reassess the importance of having a great garden and more outside space.

Lockdown has been life changing for many of us and we are already starting to consider what our ‘new normal’ will look like once shops and schools reopen here in Scotland.

Over the last few months, buyers have reassessed their requirements with some new priorities in mind. Many people will opt to work at home more and commute less and have already created pop up work spaces in their homes, with a view to make a home working space more of a permanent fixture in their home. What’s more, the trend for open plan homes are starting to be less of a priority as we look to work and live alongside each other more.

People have spent the lockdown inspecting where they live and had the time to decide how they want to either improve their home or even move to more suitable accommodation.

We believe that lockdown will drive demand to move – in fact recent data from Rightmove shows that the number of those searching for rural properties has risen by 10% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Others inspired by the fall in pollution in major cities are considering a greener existence with better access to parks and cycle lanes.

Those looking at new homes will have a new mindset of ‘can I live in these four walls if there is another lockdown?’.  Many people have carried out renovations during lockdown to add value to their homes and are future proofing their homes with areas to retreat to when spending time with the family, either for work, reading or home schooling.

If you are thinking of what your ‘new normal’ will look like and feel that your home could serve you better in the upcoming months, talk to us at Nicol Estate Agents. We can carry out virtual valuations and prepare your home for sale as soon as the restrictions are eased and it’s safe to do so.



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