“Learn To Recognize The Stall For What It Is”

At some point, everyone is a salesperson. We may have that title on our business card, or we may perform some other function (such as an occupational therapist, physical therapist, designer, or architect) where we really don’t think of ourselves as salespeople.  Nevertheless, we are interacting with our potential customers and clients and trying to… Read more »

“Have You Considered Becoming a Remodeler?”

Not every handyman, home builder, or do-it-yourselfer can turn to remodeling as a profession, but for those who want to become remodelers, it can be very rewarding. First, there is the opportunity to help people convert or renovate their existing living space into something more functional for them. Second, there is the ability to help… Read more »

“Painting The Home – A Classic Staycation Activity”

For decades, people have spent (devoted) part of their annual vacations from the office taking care of home maintenance, repairs, general yardwork, and painting. As summer vacation is upon us, and the kids are out of school (whether they are our kids or not), it’s time to partake in that annual ritual of painting among… Read more »

“Are We Just Rearranging Our Clutter?”

Clutter is not safe or comfortable to have in a home – for us, our family, friends, or our clients and potential clients. Not only does it create visual distractions and navigation issues in a home, it’s hard to find items that are stored randomly here-and-there. So, manufacturers have come up with and made available… Read more »

“What Did We Ever Do Before We Had Computers?”

Have you ever wondered what we did before we all had computers or how we ever got along without them? Well, for one thing, we got the job done. Maybe it was a little slower – maybe it was a lot slower. Maybe it took more paper – maybe not. After all, today’s “paperless” society… Read more »

“Second And Vacation Homes Need To Provide Accessibility Also”

Much – but not all – of the aging-in-place discussion and emphasis is on the permanent or long-term home. But, what about those vacation, seasonal, vacation, or held-for-occasional-use homes? Do we just forget about safety, accessibility, and visitability for these homes?  Just because people are not residing in their permanent or forever homes at the… Read more »

“Aging-In-Place Solutions Are Meant To Be Personal”

Aging in place solutions are designed to be “one-of-a-kind” applications and are meant to be personal. This doesn’t mean that a similar solution might not or will not be used for someone else, but it is created to meet the specific needs and requirements of each individual client. Thus, there is no “one-size-fits-all” basic approach… Read more »

“Well Done Is Better Than Well Said”

They say that actions speak louder than words. So let’s make sure that we are doing more than just talking a good game. As Ben Franklin once said, “Well done is better than well said.”  There are two words that are used so often in the sales and marketing of homes and renovations that they essentially… Read more »