We did a little research this week, trying to find the top companies really blowing Houzz out of the water. With over 1.5 million professional profiles on the website, finding the best has been a little harder than we thought. So we did a little grass roots searching ourselves and are bringing you a short list of pros who are doing more than most when it comes to the top home improvement platform.
During an initial meeting with a contractor or home improvement retailer, we often hear questions about using Houzz to drive phone calls, store visits and ultimately purchases. Homeowners who are planning to build or remodel already have Houzz ideabooks filled with images of what they’d like to see in their homes. They’re showing you these images with the hopes of having their home turn out like those in the pictures.
One of my favorite things about a new year is a fresh clean calendar, some new pens and highlighters and plenty of crisp, blank paper. It’s the thought of starting fresh, with new energy and expectation for the new year that excites me! I’ve written many times about my disdain for New Year’s resolutions, because who keeps those? However, I’m a firm believer in goals broken down into action steps. And new office supplies. Together those two can rule the world.
My husband loves to play Words with Friends. I stopped playing years ago because I’m too competitive and really didn’t want to put the time and effort into playing well. I wanted to see what letters I had, throw up a word and move on to the next thing. My husband on the other hand looks at the board from all angles. He studies word placement options, letters he has and what one additional letter could mean to his deck. He thinks about what opportunities he might create for his opponent if he plays a specific word in a specific place. He creates a strategy and as a result he wins a majority of the games he plays.
If public speaking 101 sent shivers down your spine, Facebook Live may be your undoing. Unlike most of my peers, I loved “speech” class, but for many other students it was a get done and get out kind of class. Maybe my interest in broadcasting had something to do with that. Any who, video is thriving on Facebook and other social media platforms. Earlier this year the most used social platform implemented Facebook Live allowing you to live broadcast, well, anything. But just because you can do it shouldn’t mean you should do it.