What Buyers Really, Really Want, part 1

Overall Top Wants: Ninety-four percent of respondents to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders said they wanted Energy Star-rated appliances. 91% wanted an Energy Star-rating for the […]

Overall Top Wants:

  1. Ninety-four percent of respondents to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders said they wanted Energy Star-rated appliances. 91% wanted an Energy Star-rating for the entire home, 89% wanted Energy Star-rated windows and 88% wanted ceiling fans.
  2. Cost savings are the main reason energy efficiency is a desirable characteristic. Seventy-three percent of those surveyed said projected utility costs would influence their purchase decision. On average, home buyers were willing to pay $7,095 more for a home that would save them $1,000 a year in utility cost.
  3. Storage is paramount. Ninety-three percent of buyers want a laundry room big enough to work and store things in, 90% want a bathroom linen closet, 86% want garage storage, and 85% want a walk-in pantry. Surprisingly, buyers also want three-car garages in order to have space for two cars plus storage.
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Christine Rae blends her passion for the staging and decorating industries, her desire for helping people develop their potential, the thrill of training to the presentation of the CSPâ„¢ workshop. She has honed her skills and built her knowledge through extensive training in a variety of disciplines. During the last five years Christine has trained over 1600 people and in 2004 was recipient of an International Staging Award. Christine believes a crucial part of success as a trainer is to keep your hand in the industry you speak and teach about. This is why she continues to work (outside of training sessions) at building her own staging business, and works with a select group of Realtors® . The best business anyone can have is from a referral - it is an honor and privilege to work with you and your sphere of influence. Wellness with Essential Oils: http://www.christineraelivingoils.com/weblog