How often does a out-dated siding and old in-efficient windows drive home-buyers away?
Often enough says real estate agents. Real estate agents say even the least experienced home buyers pay attention to three key features: The windows, the siding and the kitchen. Try selling a house with seriously dated siding, windows and/or kitchen and two things are guaranteed to happen. The house will definitely stay on the market longer and you get less money for it than you would for another house in the same neighborhood. Often a lot less.
“Ninety percent of the people who look at that will be discouraged from buying it because they see a cost there. Buyers seeking a fixer-upper are few. Most people want everything finished.” –Hanley-Wood