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What home buyers are looking for in Newton Mearns Posted: 31st July 2023

What home buyers are looking for in Newton Mearns

Established within Newton Mearns for over 10 years as an independent estate agent, Nicol is one of the most trusted in East Renfrewshire. And with such trust comes great responsibility and experience to be gained.

Our team regularly deals with a varied range of properties, meaning we have knowledge in presenting a number of homes for sale in Newton Mearns. From flats and three bedroom detached villas, to larger renovations and period style properties.

The great news for you in all of this, as a seller? We get to hear client feedback during viewings and have a unique understanding in what home buyers are looking for in the area.

And that is exactly what we will be sharing with you today, what individuals have been looking for during their house search and letting you have an idea of how in demand your property would be if you decided to sell.

So here goes, the top requested features from houses for sale in Newton Mearns.


east Renfrewshire search for homes located next to top schools

Houses located in close proximity to top schools

Easy access is a key request from home buyers in Newton Mearns – they want to be close to local amenities, park areas and of course local schools. Which is to be expected, with some of Scotland’s highest ranks school based in the Mearns.

Chances are, if you have a two, three or four bedroom home that is in the catchment area for Eastwood High School or Mearns Castle High School, you can expect to be in high demand. They make for the perfect family home offer.


homes offering garden and outdoor space in high demand in Newton Mearns

Homes with outdoor spaces

Another bonus is if you have a property with gardens or outdoor space such as a balcony – allowing children to play or giving adults a space to unwind and entertain family/ friends.

Of our houses for sale in Newton Mearns, it is those with nicely presented outdoor areas and gardens that have been favoured and often go to a closing date.

Therefore showing that sometimes that investment in landscaping and maintenance can make all the difference.


parking wanted with Newton Mearns properties for sale

Properties with private parking or a personal driveway

Whether it’s in the form of on street parking, a designated bay or indeed underground garage spaces, parking solutions are also a main concern for home buyers in Newton Mearns.

With the rise in drivers and the investment associated, they want to be assured that their car will be safe and that they will have no concerns finding a space after a busy day at work.

A big thumbs up if your Newton Mearns property has a driveway or double garage space.


new homes with open plan living options wanted in Newton Mearns

Homes with flexible layout options

And finally, another frequent request we have seen is the demand for open plan and larger living spaces. Which is something that has been picked up on by housing developers, with both Cala Homes and Taylor Wimpey building new homes in the area.

Home buyers are looking for versatile properties that can easily be adapted to suit their requirements and essentially grow with them through time.

Therefore, if you have a traditional style home, it’s wise to review how your home is presented and look at ways to give the impression of space.

For reference, click here to view Calgary Gardens within the new Cala Homes development in Maidenhill.

put your home for sale in Newton Mearns with Nicol estate agents

Interested in selling your home with Nicol Estate Agents?

Feel your home is ticking the boxes for what has previously been requested by home buyers within Newton Mearns and now looking to sell? Get in touch with our Sales Team on 0141 616 3960 or e-mail [email protected]. We will then be able to organise your no obligation property valuation and thereafter book in for your marketing assets – such as photography and a video tour.

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.