Are you often overwhelmed at home shows? Rightfully so. With a multitude of vendors offering hundreds of products and services, it is easy to feel overwhelmed upon walking in. Here are some easy tips to make the most of your next home show visit:
- Have a clear idea of what you want to redo in your house. Your home show visit will be more effective if you can target booths that have offerings for the room you want to redo in your home first. Determine if new kitchen cabinets are more important than a finished basement in the month before the show.
- Get the home show guide online prior to the show. The guide will usually provide a list of vendors and their specialties, as well as a map of the floor. You can then choose which vendors to visit and map out your route prior to the show.
- Do research on general costs, materials, installation times, etc. prior to the show to have the information to ask good questions that will get you good answers. You will be able to engage in a more serious conversation about the types of home improvement to expect and next steps for you to research.
- Take notes on the pamphlets of companies that were of interest to you with product, service and cost information. Take contact information as well, and follow up immediately after the home show while the show is still top of mind! You can also leave your name and phone number at any booth to ensure the people you met will follow up with you.
This post was written by Jessica.