The Hill: Market Comment
Fri 01 Mar 2013
Liza-Jane Kenny, Marsh & Parsons.
"There is a level of expectation from new home buyers that properties are wired to support multi-room sound and media technology - indeed, 99% of new homes come with a 'comms cupboard', enabling buyers to customise the level of gadgetry in their homes.
"When you are selling your home, high-tech features are seen as a bonus rather than a basic standard: if the technology is dated, techie buyers will want to upgrade it, while those switched off by gadgets will be reluctant to pay a premium. However, giving buyers the option to install technology post sale by installing the correct infrastructure will make a property attractive to a wider market."