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Value Of Referrals

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re•fer•ral:    “a person referred or recommended to someone or for something”   definition by: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/referral.

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION AND BUILDING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

In any business Communication Is Key. Again, this moment begins as soon as I meet with my clients personally for the first time at their pre booked “Free  One on One Consultation”. As I am in the business of home improvements and maintenance service, miss communication can be a costly expense for both my business and my client. I take the extra time to listen, understand, do the  research and work out a resolution to  make the experience not only a successful one but also a memorable one for both of us. Keeping clients up to date with how a project is coming along is also a good thing. Think of it this way, renovations can be a  temporary life disrupting time. You are there doing drywall work, making the least amount of mess as possible in the kitchen, while mom the clean freak is trying to get dinner ready for the kids before you take them soccer practice. You are actually part of their personal life, in their home and are in the way. It’s stressful enough for both of you and this is  why communication is so important.   Listen to their concerns, questions and issues about what the plan is in their home. Building a professional relationship with your client will go a long way. Get to know them. Let them know that they can contact you with any other questions or concerns in future. Your services shouldn’t just end because the job is done. Your client may require more services or know someone who does in the future. Guess who they’re going to call?

 

Challenges

CHALLENGES

Every project I come across is unique and individual with its own set of challenges, problem solving, completion deadlines and unexpected surprises. I take extra steps to communicate with my clients to make sure they are satisfied from the moment I meet with them at a “free one on one consultation” to the end of the finished project. I encourage our clients to inform us on how the  Don Of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services experience was for them and how we can improve. It’s important to get your clients involved in the entire process. Bottom line is they are paying for it.

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IMPORTANCE OF A JOB WELL DONE

If you are a business owner then you can understand and appreciate the value of  referrals. As a I am in the field of renovations and home improvements here in the Durham Region, my finished product represents my company. I cannot stress enough how a “JOB WELL  DONE” with my clients  will go beyond the finished project. A happy customer will do the advertising for you. Beware: A dissatisfied customer will also do advertising for you if their experience with your services or product did not meet their standards and will have no problems telling their friends and family members NOT to consider using your services from bad personal experiences

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Word of Mouth is a “Good Thing”. Happy clients will do free advertising for you! People that have had a great experience with a service will want to let others know.  This is a good opportunity to ask your clients for Testimonials. Websites and social media are another form of word of mouth. If your clients are willing, ask them for comments so others can see.  Some neighbours are nosy and are always keeping an eye on what’s going on in the neighbourhood.  When they see your company vehicle in the driveway or sign posted on the lawn, chances are they will ask their neighbour what they got done and want to see the work.  There’s always someone who knows someone who needs something done in their home or apartment. Your clients will also call you back for more work to be done around the house. Treat your clients like Gold. Thank them often for choosing you for their services.  These people are your bosses and without them you wouldn’t be where you are today. Just remember to keep this in your mind-always!

 

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Tips On Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Home

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Choosing New Flooring

So you’ve decided to take on the latest project in your home, new flooring. Today, consumers have a endless supply of choices to pick from when it comes to  flooring products. Hardwood flooring, carpet and tile products exist for most any situation. Each room of a home serves a different function and involves a certain traffic area and serves a different purposes. The Key is to understand your needs thoroughly before you decide. Ask yourself, What is you budget? How will the  room be used? What looks are you trying to achieve?

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Ceramic Tile, Carpet or Hardwood Floors?

So Many choices! Now what? Take a deep breath and think. You can even write this down and plan carefully to help you make the best choice that suits your needs and your lifestyle. Ask yourself, how is the room most often used? What kind of activities take place in this particular room? How is your lighting structured to support and show off the look of the room and new flooring? How is this room furnished or will plan to be furnished once flooring is done? If your family consists of children and pets, will they be using this room for recreational activities? Will you be eating or using this space for entertaining and functions? Is the purpose of the new flooring project for yourself to enjoy for years to come or are you planning on putting up for sale? As you can see, there are so many things to consider BEFORE you move forward with flooring installation. As you can see there are a few things to consider before you make the best choice.

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Carpet As A Flooring Option

If budget is important, then carpet is a great choice. It is a versatile option that is available in various grades, colors and textures, and works for almost any room and budget. The main drawback with carpet is that it can be more easily stained than other options and therefore requires professional cleaning to maintain its original appearance.

Ceramic Tile and Natural Stone

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Tile is often used on kitchens, baths,  foyers and other living areas where high traffic and moisture are common because of it’s durability and water resistance. There are  unlimited varieties of tile choices to choose from  for your personal needs that results in that  spectacular look you are trying to achieve. Ceramic tile to varieties of natural stone exists for most budgets and can have a stunning impact on your home.  A common issue with tile is that is sometimes feels “cold” compared to other flooring.

Hardwood Flooring Options

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Like stone, hardwood offers a natural beauty that is difficult to match with synthetic products. From neutral oaks to rich cherries, there are hardwood options to satisfy most any palette and to achieve most any style. Hardwoods can be used throughout the home, but should be avoided in high-moisture and high-traffic areas, unless they are adequately protected by an area rug. With solid strip and engineered varieties, and with various grades to select from, hardwoods are available for most budgets.

Shop Around And Get The Best Prices

Your home is an investment. Take the time to plan out and shop around. Ask lots of questions!  Get out there and get as many estimates and prices as possible to get the most and  best value for your money. If  your budget includes hiring out installation of your flooring project, consider a legitimate and insured local contractor.

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