15. Free Conference Calls are very powerful selling tools. Interview experts and they will help you sell. You don’t need any skills or money – use other peoples’ skills time, energy and money.
Standing at the Ventless Gel Fireplace and looking around at the new lighting in the room, my client was very impressed. His room was beautiful. It was as classy as he wanted it to be. And his wallet was still full.
Design applications usually last about 10 years. The neutral – earthy colors we have been seeing so often has been around since the late 90’s so it’s on its way out. This year you will start seeing bold, bright colors being applied to accent walls, furniture and textures. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with color, fabric textures and brush techniques. This is the year for bold, bright and beautiful! Go for it.
Take care of your community. Regardless of your profession, you have a skill that can help someone less fortunate. Give back to those who need your help. If you are an accountant, consider volunteering with an organization that provides free tax preparation services to those in need. If you are a carpenter, work with an organization like Rebuilding Together, which offers free home improvement design to the elderly, and those with disabilities. In addition, volunteering is also a great way to fill gaps in your employment on your resume during periods of unemployment, and will keep your skills sharp.
Ottomans and Seat Cushions: Recover that plain colored existing ottoman with a fresh texture and color scheme. Tie those new pillows together with a matching ottoman or floor pillow. Recover the mantle pads or window box cushions. Throw out the conservative and introduce the bold, brash and beautiful!
There are so many ways in which you can enhance how a deck looks. Whatever the shape or size you can choose design elements that coordinate and ehnance the appeal of the space. Play around with bench designs to make the most of the space you have. If you have a square space, you can go for L-shaped benches. On the other hand, if you have a long deck that overlooks a large garden or lawn, you can break up the length with a series of short benches.
You may also want to tell your current supplier(s) that you may be buying elsewhere. There’s no harm in doing this. Simply call your sales rep and say, “Hey, just wanted to give you a heads up that I’m starting to look at some different prices of some different suppliers. It’s nothing personal, but i wanted to let you know in case you there was something you could do to work with me on the pricing.” Your salesman will appreciate your honesty, especially if he works on commission, as most do.