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Old 03-17-2013, 10:13 AM
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do you ever ask a customer what their budget is or no?
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:28 AM
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:35 AM
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thank you!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:26 AM
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:50 AM
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Yes, and if I cant do it or am no where close I will let them know.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:57 PM
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When we first talk to the customer and schedule the consult we tell them to gather a list of any elements they want to incorporate into the design and to come up with a budget. Most people have no clue what the budget required to do an install is. The best way I have found to explain it to them is to give them the analogy of having their kitchen addition/remodeled. The architect/designer needs their budget so that they know how large the addition can be, weather you are getting high end Cherry cabinets, cheap particle board cabinets or middle of the road oak, are you getting a 6 burner Viking range or a GE from homedepot. Does the budget allow for Italian tile backsplash, glass tile, or no backsplash.

I have found that on just about every design the customer has greatly under estimated their required budget, and has been willing to increase the budget by 25-100% once they see the different design options
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Another roundabout way is to say its going to start around xxx dollars .
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:29 PM
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first 2 questions I always ask is:
what is the ultimate goal?
is there a budget?
with those 2 questions answered, I can come up with a plan suit their needs and mine.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the feed back guys !
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:41 PM
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Don't ever be afraid of asking this question it is required info.
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