The survey in question was carried out by popular property website Rightmove, and revealed that 29% of those viewing properties with the intention of buying, had more or less made up their mind about their current pad by the time they had reached the hallway. This figure was fairly similar among renters, among whom the figure was 27%.
Another third of homeowners and 38% of renters made this decision before the end of the final viewing, whilst only 6% of buyers went through two viewings before reaching the decision they would like that particular property to be their home.
This research was carried out as part of the publicity campaign for the new Seller Intelligence section of the Rightmove website, which is aimed at those who are selling their house, and landlords. This section of the website helps individuals who are considering selling or renting their house to understand pricing in their local area, how to present properties to boost the chances of selling or renting, and promotional information about how to get your property noticed.
Often, the decision to buy a house is often based upon a gut feeling from the moment you walk in the door, and whilst this is great – it is also important to ensure you are taking into account all of the necessary factors such as whether it is a good price for what’s on offer.
If you are looking to sell or rent a house then it might be an idea to ensure that all of your finances are in order before you put your house on the market or up for rent.
An accountant will be able to advise you on the most cost effective way of selling or renting.
Landlords for example, will find that rent is treated as income and is taxed in line with your basic or higher-rate tax bands.
An accountant however, will be able to advise landlords as to what they are able to offset as expenses against the taxable rental income, and they can also provide additional advice on how to make selling and renting out your property as tax efficient as possible.
For more information about the services on offer from accountants, please visit Accounting Areas.
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