House buyers seem to be quite predictable in terms of priorities.
They're not fussed about being near Waitrose (our nearest is Swaffham) or good schools, but the top three priorities are:
2. A garden
3. Good neighbours
Do you agree?
Security in north Norfolk is perhaps a given - burglaries are thankfully rare; people tend to be vigilant locally and, despite the prevalence of second homers in our area, crime remains low. But in people's minds, it is number one.
A garden as a priority never surprises us - with both sales and lettings. That garden does become an extra living room in spring and summer in homes around Fakenham.
Jo Brouse, our Lettings Manager, remarks:
"People who are looking to rent high quality lets often ask about access to a garden. With the mild climate of north Norfolk and our long summers, a garden is on a wish list of many of our prospective tenants."
Neighbours, good neighbours, we agree, are priceless. If you're buying or renting in an attached property, decent neighbours are desirable, if not essential.
"It's where we have a distinct advantage over so called hybrid and online estate agencies," comments Julia Gooch, our Director. "Our team have extensive local knowledge and we can easily tell you where the nearest primary school, high school or public transport links are. We know the north Norfolk area intimately and can advise you on the top three priorities and any others you may have."
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