How Long Does It Take To Decide To Buy A House?

Research has found that it can take the average person typically 84 hours to decide whether to buy a house, although some can take even longer.

With the wealth of information about houses, property markets and local areas available at the click of a button online, prospective house buyers take a considerable length of time researching their chosen neighbourhood, finding out about crime rates, local schools and community aspects, let alone viewing the actual property.

At Charles Lear & Co. we believe it’s all about first impressions and we would suggest it takes the potential buyer around 15 minutes to decide whether they want to buy the house they are viewing or not.

While research is important, the cliché of falling in love with a house when you step through the front door is based on truth. One of the greatest dangers of researching on the internet is that potential buyers spend too long online and not enough time on the road in the actual neighbourhood.

All of our estate agents have a wealth of knowledge of not only the property industry but also the local property market in Cheltenham meaning we are very well placed to help you find the house of your dreams but also to give you an insight into the local area.

To book an appointment with one of our agents or to arrange a viewing of one of the properties for sale in Cheltenham, call us on 01242 222722.