Thursday, March 27, 2008

Curb appeal (link)

Real estate agents say today's buyers want attractiveness and energy efficiency.  See survey results: 

ORLANDO, FL --When it comes to purchasing a home, buyers do indeed judge a book by its cover, according to a new nationwide survey of real estate agents commissioned by JELD-WEN Windows & Doors.

Curb appeal has traditionally been an important part of the sales process; however, the recently released Real Estate Agent Community Trends (REACT) survey found that it is absolutely essential to getting buyers in the door and fostering a sale. Specifically, 82 percent of agent respondents said they have had potential buyers decline to look at the interior of a home based on the exterior appearance.  ...

Link: News : Trends : Real Estate Agents Survey: Attractive Entries Can Get Buyers in the Door; While Hideous Ones Repel : HGTVPro.com

The survey covers more than first impressions...

2 comments:

anniegoose10 said...

i have been watching the program 'curb appeal' on hg tv for a few years now.  it's amazing what happens to houses when they have become transformed by this program -- houses which once were eyesores becoming cinderallas.

the program 'designed to sell' also is a good program to watch.  i especially like that mother/daughter duo -- the freemans.  they are a hoot when critiquing homes, especially homes with awful front yards.


pagadan said...

Oh, yes.  I watch those shows sometimes, also House Hunters.  I enjoy seeing the improvements.  And for heaven's sakes, don't overplant the yard again!  And keep those trees and bushes away from the house!!