Help! She Wants to Stop Getting “Shopped”
She — and I — can use your help in coming up with the solution.
Since when does a successful interior designer with 22 years of experience get “shopped?”
I ask because suddenly prospects — lots of them — are picking my brain, asking my prices, and taking their business elsewhere. Or maybe they’re doing the work themselves.
This is a first for me, after more than two decades doing high end residential and hospitality design throughout the Southeast, and around the country.
Sure, indivduals have objected to my prices from time to time. But I can’t remember when so many tried to steal my ideas — about space planning, about furniture, about damn near everything!
I’m feeling used and humiliated.
I like the way your Superstar Selling System talks about handing out appetizers, but never the main course to these people. Maybe I’ve been giving away too many appetizers lately.
At any rate, I’m getting shopped and I’m getting frustrated.
How can these people be so dishonest?
What do other designers do a situation like this?
What can I do?
AD in Atlanta
What do — or would you do — in a situation like this? Please send your ideas to Fred@FredBerns.com