Monday, February 16, 2009

Sales Brisk, Attendance Strong at Seattle Home Show 2009

Consumers are spending on their homes at the 65th anniversary of America’s Largest and Oldest Home Show

On the opening weekend of the Seattle Home Show 2009, attendance is strong and exhibitors report brisk sales as the nation’s oldest and largest consumer home products showcase celebrates its 65th anniversary. Economy notwithstanding, consumers are indeed spending money on their homes, say the Seattle Home Show exhibitors, who represent the leading building, design and landscaping professionals in the region.

Among the exhibitors reporting strong sales is Palm Harbor Homes, which is displaying a model home “The Paradise” at the show. Palm Harbor says that it sold a home on the first day of the show, with strong interest by additional attendees. London Landscaping concurs, and says that it garnered more sales leads on the first day of the Seattle Home Show 2009 than on any other opening day at previous shows. Contractors at the Seattle Home Show cite brisk traffic, with good qualified leads particularly for remodeling as more consumers opt to improve their current homes rather than move.

“Attendance at this year’s show is strong, especially in light of what is happening in the economy,” says Mike Kalian, executive director of the Seattle Home Show. “While it is not our top year, ticket sales remain healthy.”

The Seattle Home Show runs now through February 22. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.seattlehomeshow.com

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