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Cheryl Kees Clendenon, owner of In Detail Interiors

By Cheryl Kees Clendenon

Last month we talked about four personality archetypes I developed several years ago and how learning their triggers and worldview can help you make a connection, foster a relationship and create a loyal customer or client. I hope you find these last four as informative and entertaining.

The Rooted Loyalist: Practical and classical style decisions often based on childhood environment and the comfort of the known entity. Influential but low key in social sphere. Doesn’t usually want bold or out of the box as much as solid solutions.

  • Key word: Privacy
  • Values: Good stewardship of funds, well-made items, longevity (in business or relationships), family ties, community.
  • Influenced by: Classics, tradition and historical reference. Reputation is important in dealing with people.
  • Most likely to: Stay in one place, contemplate decisions longer and be more value oriented but can be sold quality easily. Not into throw-away items. Good repeat client.
  • Purchasing personality: Performance fabrics, mid-price points for personal rooms but will splurge on public rooms. Will be difficult to convince of anything perceived as trendy except as accent pieces.
  • How to win: Classic/timeless design. Show antiques and classically styled pieces.

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  • Replacing your gutters with a system that helps prevent clogs is one of the best ways to shield against water damage.
  • Installing a sump pump, smart water sensors, and more will also help defend your home against water.

    There’s usually more to a leaky bathtub than a puddle of water on the floor. When left untreated, even the smallest water damage can cause mold growth, water contamination, structural problems, damaged wiring, odors, stains — the list goes on and on.

    But instead of crossing your fingers and hoping your home is leakproof, take action into your own hands: The best way to avoid water damage is to make sure it doesn’t happen in the first place. Not only are these ideas likely cheaper and easier than repairing water-damaged walls or floors, but they can increase the value of your home and keep all systems in working order for years to come.

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