Atlanta Home Remodeling Blog

2009 – Look at Both Sides Now

December 1, 2009

Approaching the end of the year, any year, is always a wake-up call. I was perusing some investment statements this weekend (yes, I am not as afraid to open them now), and I was thinking about the returns as if it were July or August and realized that in fact there is but one monthRead More

The 500 Year Event

October 18, 2009

The biblical rains of late September reminded us again how fragile our encampment on this planet can be. Great and modest houses were flooded, some a few inches and some many feet underwater. Trees are equal opportunity house crushers, and charlatans claiming to be legitimate companies prey as in every disaster on the anxious andRead More

MOSAIC Group in the Community

September 15, 2009

We are looking for opportunities of all kinds to embed ourselves in the communities where we work, to become part of the social fabric of the neighborhoods in which we ply our trade. This is by no means just an economic opportunism, although obviously we are in business to do business and we love toRead More

True to Ourselves

September 3, 2009

As frustrating as the nature of our business can be — oh the stories to tell — we are reminded constantly that we cannot allow the unavoidable head-slapping moments to overshadow the wonderful connections we make with our clients, tradespeople and vendors. This week alone I have experienced three “examples” of what mutually respectful professionalRead More

Service is Valued, Value is Worth Paying For

August 10, 2009

I’ve recently seen a spate of stories about “haggling” and even one profile of a professional haggler giving tips on how to get the best deal, replete with angles, strategies, and brow-beating. Well, in the spirit of full disclosure, I am a lifetime sales shopper, and I attribute that largely to my parents’ frugal ways.Read More

Green Gutcheck

July 1, 2009

Having just left my group study session for a NARI Green Professional exam slated for July 18, I find my thoughts once again drifting into “what does green mean?” territory. Our Atlanta group — there are about ten of us — has had some provocative side discussions which have touched often on ethics, philosophy, values,Read More