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#1 posted 12-08-2017 03:42 PM

After talking more with the project manager and designer of these homes, they are pushing more of an advertisement angle for my products as opposed to an outlet for selling. The original contractor I talked to was making it sound more like a higher potential for selling. I guess I am looking at it from a couple of different angles at this point. First off, we all know that advertising is not cheap, not to mention most of the advertisement now a days is through the internet. Which for someone who sells a tangible product, sometimes pictures don’t do justice. So if my product is displaying in a home for 100’s of people to see, touch, sit….etc. then there is definitely value in that. Not to mention they said that I can put flyers, business cards, pamphlets and really any other sort of advertising item on my wares during the showings and open houses. Another thing that was mentioned by the project manager is that all of the actual sales would go through me. So if the house was to sell and the buyer wanted to purchase the some of the furniture I had in the house then the sale would go directly through me. I haven’t yet decided if this would be a negative or a positive. Now obviously I wouldn’t just make a whole house full of furniture and spend thousands of dollars of time and material just for advertisement in this case, but maybe a couple of smaller items that don’t cost much to make and don’t take too long. As far as talking to professionals about this matter, I have talked to multiple small business owners that I know personally along with a couple of contractors. Unfortunately none of the business owners I know personally are in the same market as me or even relatively close. So other than just some general information, like weighing the pro’s vs. con’s, they weren’t much help. The contactors basically said what most of you are saying, that they are looking to stage the house for free, but pushing the idea that I could potentially gain from the scenario… through advertisement, sales, etc. So that is why I am reaching out to the internet. So what do you guys think about it as far as just an advertising outlet?

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