I'm all about the music. That's why those of my generation got into the custom audio/video business, our love of music. So setting up a distributed audio system in a customer's home is great. It speaks to my life's mission statement "to enrich people's lives through the sharing of music". Still, I have a project that I find more satisfying. I love to design a home theater from scratch.
When a customer gets in touch with me and says they have a room they aren't doing anything with and would like me to come up with a creative space in which they can watch TV or movies, I'm thrilled. The beauty is that I'm now closely associated with (our sister company) a builder and remodeler. That means we can accomplish any dream.
Of course, that depends on how much the customer is willing to spend on the project. The "money's no object" client is rare so I usually have to deal with practical parameters. No worries. It still gives me a chance to create a space that I would enjoy. That's key to whatever project I'm undertaking. After taking diligent notes on a walk thru, ascertaining what the home owner desires, I always imagine myself as the customer. What would I want if I were he or she. And, of course, with a careful eye on the budget because I am imagining it to be my money being spent.
That's quite contradictory to the perception of a salesperson. I've seen it so often. A competitor oversells the customer with equipment and the like that he will never find any gratification in. The customer is left with a bad feeling, a bit of buyers remorse. In the end, the salesperson made some extra money in the short term but will not see the referrals that could have garnered him much better rewards down the road.
I'm off to do an initial walk thru of just such a blank canvas space. Time to get creative.
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