It’s that time of year again for the circuit of home improvement expos. Companies and vendors gather to welcome home owners and their 2017 projects. As we all know, every house could use an upgrade, repair, or a plain old fashioned change. So much so that our customers create home improvement wish lists of all the projects they want done. In this blog we share what you can expect from the Maryland home shows. Also, we include a few helpful tips for chatting with the professionals.
Why Go to Maryland Home Shows
In the age of internet shopping, why venture to a home expo? The truth is, after you do some research on a company, home owners usually call to ask questions and gather more information. More information usually includes pricing, warranty, and recommendations. At a home show, companies make all of that information available to you in an interactive setting. You can explore ideas, search for inspiration and get a one-on-one experience with professionals. Another benefit is that all of the companies are in the same place at the same time. No need to visit them one by one on different days. Shorten the buying process and meet with professionals in one afternoon.
What You Can Expect
It’s no secret every company and vendor at the Maryland home shows want your business. Which is why they work hard to draw you in. They bring products, stage presentations and set out to prove why you should choose them. For home owners, this means you get the chance to see samples up close. You also get to chat with representatives and ask questions. The most valuable offering form a vendor is information. Information is the common goal shared by vendors and home owners. Home owners come to gather information and vendors come to give you information. Additionally, vendors want to collect your information. They ask for your name and contact information. Their goal is to follow up on your interest and schedule a time to give you an estimate for your project.
Make the Best of a Home Show
With so many vendors fighting for your business, it’s best to do some research before attending. Check out the list of vendors and make a note of the booths you want to visit. Of course, this depends on the projects you have in mind. If you have serious plans to replace your roof, you may not want to chat with the bathtub guy for a half hour. Make the trip to the show worth your while. Another helpful tip is to jot down your questions. Sometimes the companies spend so much time talking to you about their services that you forget your questions. Don’t leave the booth until all of your key questions are answered. And finally, ask if they offer free estimates. When you find a company with services you like, getting a free estimate is the next step.