Foreign Market Sway Looms, says SMH; BlockOutBlinds Chief Urges Local Property Boosts

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The country’s current financial state could drive foreign property investments up in the months to come, a recent Sydney Morning Herald online post (3/11/2012) announced. The recent dip of the Australian dollar (AUD) value has practically opened the door for US property investments as local properties are now priced way higher than their US equivalents, the report said, prompting local home improvement company owner Jason Graham to underscore the value of cost-effective enhancements in getting investors to stick with the local property offers despite the competition.

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[Enhancements] ...could do wonders in terms of getting potential investors to really feel ‘at home,’ which, in fact, is often what people are after when they go looking for a property they could invest in

The recent Sydney Morning Herald online news (3/12/2012) reported the likelihood of US property market swaying investors as the Australian dollar (AUD) value continues to suffer downturns and the local property now costing investors up to fifteen times more than what a similar US property would register, prompting James Graham, owner of the locally based home improvement company BlockoutBlinds, to reiterate the importance of well-placed home furnishings and enhancements in boosting the value of a property.

“It’s all about getting things done right,” Graham avers, saying, “Every home is unique and every customer has their own needs and personal style. Developers and realtors should work on the finer details like window furnishings and blinds to get potential buyers to truly appreciate what they are being offered.”

“Nicely fitted panel blinds on bedroom windows, for instance, could make a house more cosy and elegant-looking. These could do wonders in terms of getting them to really feel ‘at home,’ which, in fact, is often what people are after when they go looking for a property they could invest in,” Graham explains. “The blinds could also prove effective in getting potential buyers to appreciate the lighting and ambience,” he observes.

From years of experience in the blinds manufacturing, installation and building industries, Graham has gained valuable insights into the many different aspects of home improvement and how people really view them.

With his knowledge in window shutters, furnishings and blinds, he was soon able to create his own line of superior-quality products that offer outstanding performance and also build Blockout Blinds from the ground up in the process.

“For these people, quality is a top priority. People don’t want to have to deal with home-improvement efforts every so often. In fact, nobody wants to keep renovating or looking into these seemingly minor details – They want products that last longer; they want peace of mind.”

Taking cue from this observation, he was able to lead Blockout Blinds into becoming an industry leader when it comes to warranties. The industry standard has been either 1 or 3 years. Blockout Blinds is “...Australia’s first blind company to provide a 5-way guarantee, which includes a 10-year warranty for our customers’ complete satisfaction and peace of mind,” Graham intoned.

Asked how this could help win investments over, he quickly points out that, “The local market already has that major advantage: people get to see the actual houses being offered. If we could work on getting them interested enough or perhaps let them appreciate the local properties through minor enhancements like bistro blinds and other window furnishings, these investors won’t have to look elsewhere for good investment.”

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