WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Pioneer Valley's home improvement industry will benefit from the increased sale of homes during the first three months of the year. There has been a more than 7% increase in sales over last year at this time.
Clark Paint Factory owner Andy Raker told 22News that he can sell as much as twenty gallons of paint from just one home sale.
"All homes have to be painted, or existing homes, the realtors are going to receive have to have the home in tip top shape, which usually means a paint job. So, that trickles down to a paint store like us, we enjoy the benefits of increased home sales," Raker said.
Springfield realtor Brian Sears told 22News that home sales also generate business for landscapers, kitchen designers, and carpeting stores, along others.