Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tour of Remodeled Homes 2010

Each year, the Home Builder’s Association hosts the Tour of Remodeled Homes. This year, we were honored to be one of the 18 homes open to the public for the weekend. There was a steady stream of people both days. I was impressed that some had planned to get through all 18 homes, a feat to be sure. Oddly enough, we were the only basement on the Tour.

Overall, there was twice the number of attendees as last year, but not as much as in years past. Still, 8 hours straight on your feet and schmoozing took a lot out of me. I was very flattered to hear so many compliments. By 6pm, I was ready for bed each night and slept 10 hours on Sunday.

There were a couple of nibbles, but no substantial leads. Sometimes, it takes time for an interested tour-goer to pull the trigger and become a client. The economy is still soft and people cautious. Projects tend to be smaller in scale these days.

Tune in next time for an appearance HGTV’s "Bang for Your Buck" we hope!