Ok, here is the good news: Since Jan 4th when we went back after New Year’s holiday, we have had 6 very good clients walk in the door. I am always excited about new potential clients even though we have remained pretty busy throughout 09. But this is good news for all in the industry as a couple of these new clients are building new and new construction has been decimated in past 2 years virtually everywhere.
Today, a lovely couple came in ( maybe they are reading this now??) and I happened to be in the studio so was able to talk to them about their project and their needs. I really enjoyed meeting them and think we can help them achieve their goals. Here is the thing that got me thinking though…. we began discussing budgets and the size of their proposed home. I have not gotten far enough to know anything about their budget really but in general I spoke of how important it is make informed decisions regarding the interior selections and how often allowances are not adequate to cover what they “really” want but more, are numbers thrown out by the builder. Often with little to no input from the client.