PARIS, May 15th, 2012 - the candidates with the presidential election battle hard on the future of housing in France and some even made their war-horse of it. But apparently, none the proposals of the candidates seems to achieve the unanimity among the voters.
Indeed, according to a survey IFOP for the network of estate agencies Guy Hoquet, 80% of French are dissatisfied the measurements announced by the candidates with the presidential election. And this, in spite of the multiplication of the advertisements which do not seem to touch increasingly anxious French concerning the precarious situation of housing in France. Questioned from February 14th to 16th last, they are 1002 people who delivered their opinion on the situation of the real estate in France.
Thus always according to the same survey, 86% of the questioned people estimate that the fundamental role of the public authorities would be to encourage the access to housing. A commitment apparently not undertaken enough by the current policies but which would not tally either with the proposals of the candidates.
However, French remains trustful as for the quality of placement of the real estate even if 76% of the potential buyers do not take account of the political context or the presidential campaign to envisage their real purchase. Information thus rather reassuring for the operators of the sector who should however see their sales dropping for 2012.
Guy Hoquet the third most important actor of the market
For the network of estate agencies, Guy Hoquet, the stake is of size vis-a-vis a market which tends to drop more and more. Thus in 2011, the group recorded a fall of its turnover of 2,80% to pass to 125,7 million euros whereas in 2010, this one increased by 5,8%.
And for 2012, the prospect does not seem to improve for the group, which already sees at this beginning of year its transactions dropping by 1,51% compared with the same period in 2011. However, the managing director of the group, Frederic Monssu speaks all the same about a dynamism more constant than envisaged market, more effective in network than in independent agencies.