It is understandable that buyers are looking for an affordable home that meets their needs, but there is more to buying a home than this. It would be correct to say that buyers are looking for a home, but they also want to find a local area that suits them.

At Oaks Estate Agents, we are pleased to say we love our local community. We are pleased to support the people of Streatham, and we know what the local area has to offer. We believe this is an area that is great to stay in and no matter your age in life or what you want to achieve, this is an ideal area of London to move to.

Call on a local champion

Therefore, if you are looking to sell your home and you need a local champion to support you, we are here to help. However, as a local homeowner, it is likely that you will have your own thoughts and insight into what local life is like. This is information that buyers want to know about, and by sharing the positive reasons to enjoy local life, you can improve your chances of selling your home.

There is a lot of information to be found online, and a savvy buyer will carry out research on an area and community. Anyone who is interested in finding a good school will check for the latest Ofsted results and will pay attention to any reviews that are found online.

However, if you have children at the local school, you can provide more knowledge about what the school really offers. Some parents are interested in the atmosphere of the school, whether it offers an encouraging or nurturing environment or whether it offers extra-curricular activities for children to enjoy and develop other skills and hobbies.

Provide information that isn’t readily found online

This information isn’t always readily available online or perhaps it is only available on the schools’ home page, which means that the objectivity of reporting may not be trusted. If you can provide genuine insight into a local school and what experience it offers to children, you should find that people will take an interest in what you say.

The same process can be said for the standard of local transport options, of connecting roads and routes and of local shops, restaurants and bars. People are growing slightly weary of online reviews that cannot be trusted or are now out of date, so make sure you provide fresh insight into the things that matter to buyers when looking for a new home.

A young family may want to know about local playparks or soft-play centres where they can take their kids. A young couple or a young professional may want to know about bars and restaurants. If you can provide insight that is tailored to the needs of a buyer, you can create a connection, and this can help promote your home to a willing buyer.

At Oaks Estate Agents, we support Streatham and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for support in selling your home here, we can help, so get in touch.


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