Are Three Bed Homes In High Demand in the UK?

According to new data from estate agent comparison site,, three really is the magic number when it comes to the number of bedrooms in a property. The report looks at the number of bedrooms in a property and how quickly each threshold takes to sell in the current market conditions. 

Pulling data from the major portals which they then cross-reference with the Land Registry, they’ve produced a comprehensive record of what is selling, where, for how much and how long it’s taking.

It’s revealed that the best bet for home sellers to beat the so-called Brexit slump, is to be selling a property with three bedrooms. So far this year, three-beds are taking an average 122 days to sell across the UK, the quickest of the lot, with two-beds close behind at an average of 126 days.

Founder and CEO of, Colby Short, commented:

“Three-bed homes are hot property in current market conditions and as a result, those with one to sell can expect a quicker transaction than others in the market, even in London.

A three-bed is typically the first family foot on the ladder for growing families and often the last time a buyer will upsize for the long-term, if not completely.

That’s why they’re consistently in high demand but there is a real lack of suitable stock currently on the market, as well as an insufficient level being delivered by housebuilders to meet this demand.

As a result, three-bed homes are bucking wider market trends to sell much faster than the rest and will continue to do so.”

The second most popular option for home buyers are four-bed properties, taking an average of 141 days, with one-beds taking 150 days, and five-beds the longest of all at 173 days.

If you really want to sell quickly, owning a three-bed in Scotland is the ticket. The nine quickest areas for three-bed property sales are all located in Scotland, with Lanarkshire the quickest of the lot with an average selling time of 55 days.

Outside of Scotland, Mansfield is the quickest with an average selling time of 72 days, followed by Ashfield (73 days) and Salford (73 days).

Three-beds are also the quickest to sell in the capital with an average selling time of 148 days, with Bexley the quickest at 98 days, followed by Sutton (100 days), Waltham Forest (103 days), Barking and Dagenham (108 days) and Havering (118 days).

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