Whenever we receive business and sell rugs, we say the rug market here in Los Angeles is improving and is getting better. When we do not get business and do not sell rugs for a couple of days, we complain and say the market has been very slow!
Yesterday was a very quiet day with no rug sale, no rug cleaning/repair business and surprisingly no phone call at all. Here is my reasons why this was so: Jewish passover, schools spring break, Easter, tax season, and last but not least the recession we are in.
Of course we did not sit idle. When the market is slow, we work harder and try to be more creative. We worked on a 5,000 postcards which will be published and distributed next week. Some of these cards will be mailed and maybe half will be hand delivered to the neighbors. We did this in our rug tent sale in November 2008 and it worked; therefore, we will do it again.
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
5 months ago