What do you LOVE about your contract?

March 29, 2016

Raise your hand if you’re a people pleaser. I don’t have to see you to know that your hand is raised as high as mine. It’s rare that I meet an interior design professional who is not a people pleaser. What could be wrong with that?

While it seems like a good thing—we want to make our clients happy after all—in reality, it can be a liability. Being a people pleaser means my default position is yes, even when the answer to a question should be no.

That’s what makes a detailed and thorough contract so important for someone like me, and maybe for someone like you. My contract acts as my partner, laying out ground rules I know from experience will benefit the client and me. (It’s ok to make it a win-win.) Written in simple, straightforward language, the right contract creates a set of boundaries where trust can flourish.

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