Real Estate Agents Miss Out By Ignoring Accessibility
February 2, 2004
EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND--Andrew and Maureen Bruce say real estate agents could earn millions more if they paid attention to the needs of wheelchair users.
The couple, who both use wheelchairs, spent the last 18 years adapting their home to make it accessible.
They told the BBC that when they tried to sell their house recently, they got no results, even though they listed with a half dozen agents.
Finally, they turned to Mobility Friendly Homes, a web-based service that specializes in accessible real estate.
"We got immediate viewings and they were much more focused -- we ended up selling to one of the first people who came round," Andrew said.
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