Monday, December 15, 2008

Isn’t it curious how our paths cross different people’s path unexpectedly?

This happened to me earlier this year when Ms. Sydney Biddle Barrows contacted me and ask that I be a contributing editor of her new book, “Uncensored Sales Strategies.”

Sydney is a business expert who consults companies all around the nation about how they can choreograph their business to create an experience for their clients. She has developed a lot of expertise at choreographing other people’s “experiences” in her previous life.

She became one of the most famous and talked about madams that ever graced the front pages of the New York tabloids under the nickname, “Mayflower Madam.”

Later, she has been a guest on various talk shows including Larry King and has written a bestselling book that Fortune magazine named as one of the Top Ten Best Business Books of the Year. Her books have also been on the required reading list for courses at Harvard.

So, go to Barnes and Noble, Borders, or any other major book seller and get your copy of this new book, “Uncensored Sales Strategies.” On pages 99-100, you will find out how experiences are created in architecture by yours truly.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Seven Steps to an Extraordinary Home

Getting to that extraordinary place has often required homeowners to endure an endless number of challenges. We all have heard or have lived through horror stories during a construction of a new home.

As you begin our new
"Experience Architecture" program from our Quality of Place Series Residential Edition, you are taking the first steps towards transforming the level of quality you experience within one of your most important investments - Your Home.

Difficulties obtaining permits.

The contractor disappears in the middle of tearing out everything.

Neighbors complain about dust and noise coming from your apartment.

Cost over-runs.

Construction Delays.

Difficult Building Managers...

All of these issues (and many more) stack upon each other until you feel that there is no painless way out. This journal is designed to help you navigate through the design and construction processes by using a simple seven step method.

If your realtor does not have an extra copy for you, then call us at 212-594-2007 so we can send one out to you before you purchase your next home.