“If We Don’t Want Our Junk, Does Anyone Else Want Or Need It?”

Spring cleaning is a real event. It happens every year although there is no official beginning or end or any definition as to what constitutes it. It is just a time of opening up the windows after a winter of being closed in and letting the fresh air invade the home a fill it with… Read more »

“A Person’s Next Home, Whether New Or Existing, May Be Their Last One”

It’s entirely possible that we, or someone we know, or someone we may eventually work with as an aging in place client, might be purchasing their last home. This is not meant to be a dire prediction because that age really has nothing to do with it. It just means that people are selecting their… Read more »

“What Makes Someone Feel Safe In Their Home?”

We talk about safety as being a chief component of remodeling and of creating an effective aging in place environment, but what is safety and how do we measure it or help create it? What makes a person feel safe in their home? What makes us feel safe where we live? Safety can be interpreted… Read more »

“Forget About ‘Selling’ And Go For Understanding Their Needs”

For some people selling comes relatively easy – it doesn’t even matter what the product is. For others, it’s more difficult, and for some, it’s petrifying.  Selling has gotten a bad name because we associate unpleasant experiences that we’ve had or witnessed over the years with the whole field of selling. We, like many people,… Read more »

“There Is Nothing Like A Person’s ‘Home’ – Helping Them Remain In It Is Significant”

One of the fundamental concepts of aging in place is allowing people to continue living at home for as long as they desire – indefinitely actually. It’s why we as aging-in-place professionals derive such satisfaction and work so hard to help them create solutions that allow people to modify their homes and accomplish their desire… Read more »

“Remodeling For Comfort And Use More Than For Resale Value”

For years, the over-riding question for homeowners was how much money an addition or planned improvement would make to the overall value – and hence resale potential – of their home. In fact, there were several published lists, books, and even radio and TV programs of where someone could spend their money in a home… Read more »

“May Is A Remarkable Month For Aging-In-Place Professionals”

The month of May has more designated observances for aging in place professionals than any other month of the year. For starters, it’s “National Home Remodeling Month,” and what is the CAPS program all about if not remodeling and modifying homes for people to help them adapt and live more comfortably and safely as they… Read more »

“There’s A Huge Demand For Residential Remodeling”

The month of May, this year as in past ones, is “National Remodeling Month.” As aging in place professionals who are charged with helping people adapt and modify their living space to make it safer and more comfortable for the foreseeable future and to allow them to remain living in the homes they love, we… Read more »

“Let’s Not Apologize For Calling Someone As Agreed”

We are going to make many presentations in people’s living rooms and while seated around the kitchen table. Not everyone will result in a completed order for services. Some will, others won’t. Some are going to take multiple visits and several phone calls before they happen. People make up their minds to do something in… Read more »

“Assembling A Great Team Of Strategic Partners”

For the past three days, the NFL (National Football League) has been holding its annual draft of college football players. The 32 teams have taken turns, according to a very complex and involved system, in making 253 picks from among the top eligible players – not totally unlike choosing up sides on the playground but… Read more »