EP 353 | Use Your Sales Rep with Carmen Reitnour

December 5, 2023

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The work you do as an interior design professional is challenging and complex, and so important. No one should trudge this path alone. One of your best sources for partnership and collaboration is your trusted Sales Rep. In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to take advantage of this A-Team member to make your job easier, deliver better projects to your clients, and keep your sanity. 

In this episode we learn:

  • take time to meet with your representative to better understand the product and get inspiration
  • utilize your sales representative’s knowledge of the product to quickly source what you need
  • provide clear details when asking for assistance
  • when things go wrong, get some advice on how to proceed
  • have compassion for your sales rep and understand that life on the road isn’t always easy
  • get help maintaining your library



The work you do as a design professional is amazing. Try not to take it personally when a client relationship goes off the rails. Dust yourself off and “get back on the horse”. You’ll do better next time.

About Carmen Reitnour

Not your ordinary sales representative! Carmen says she is overwhelmed with respect for interior designers and small business owners. She’s also committed to helping your interior design business succeed.


Instagram |  Carmen_the_romo_rep

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