Houzz Australia has just published the first instalment of its new editorial series "The Pro Panel".
The first panel asks seven experts one question, "What is the best advice you ever received?"
Thank you to Houzz for inviting me to be a part of the panel.
Interior Designer Anne Ellard of Anne Ellard Design: The best advice I ever received was to never ask a client what their budget is. There are plenty of ways that you can determine a client’s budget without directly asking them. It’s such an awkward question that no one likes to be asked and it can make clients feel very uncomfortable. I can always determine a client’s rough budget by discussing different options with them and talking them through the pros and cons of each along with approximate price points – that way they can make an educated decision as to what the best option is for them depending on their budget.