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We Are All Connected!

James Cameron, in an interview with Oprah, explained the meaning of the Na’vi greeting, “I see you,” from the movie Avatar.  He explained that the greeting means “I understand who you are.”

I think this is a common human desire, but sorely lacking in most business interactions.

In an effort to practice the Na’vi greeting,  I tried an experiment.  A few days prior to a recent networking event, I searched LinkedIn for the names of everyone who had responded with an RSVP and sent each one a note and request to be added to my network.  In a way, it was my way of saying to each one, “I see you,” or “I understand who you are.”  I read each one’s summary, and saw the friends we had in common.  I found it to be a much more beneficial event as a result.

So, the next time you go to a networking event to “see and be seen,”  think of the Na’vi greeting.  It should be, and can be, much more than an exchange of business cards!

I would love to know more about YOUR story!  How can I help you?

My name is Tom Burns, and I sell things essential to life as we know it!  We can connect at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

Flip the Switch!

Dear readers,

I need your help!  If you could simply “flip the switch” and change something in your kitchen, what would it be?

Have you taken any actions toward that goal?  Share what steps you’ve taken in the comments.  Are you searching for ideas on sites like http://www.houzz.com or http://pinterest.com?

Have you invited an interior designer, architect, or kitchen appliance specialist into your home to ask for advice?  Have you visited any showrooms in search of ideas?  What was that experience like?

If you have questions about appliances and live in the greater Nashville area, I would love to hear from you.  Getting things right in the kitchen is a collaborative effort, and I would love to be a part of your team.

Please contact me if you would like to chat.  I’ve heard many people say, “I’m so confused I don’t even know what questions to ask.”  Actually that’s a great place to start!  Let me ask you some questions to help you get focused.  This discovery stage can be quite interesting and fun.

If you would like to know more about me, here are some places to visit:  I’ve been part of the professional sales team at A-1 Appliance for 16 years.  We are at http://www.a1appliance.com and our blog is full of ideas at http://www.a1applianceideas.com.  To learn more about me, I have consolidated everything at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart.

To set up an appointment, please call me at 615-352-5174 and let’s get started!

My name is Tom Burns, and I sell things essential to life as we know it!

 

Searching for Kitchen Ideas

Where do you go for ideas to create the perfect kitchen?  Do you find Pinterest helpful?  How about Houzz?  Do you search specific brand websites, or do you search for local dealers where you can see and touch the products?  Do you ask your friends or find ideas in magazines?

Once you have the perfect kitchen in mind, how do you proceed to create it?  Do you hire an interior designer or an architect.  Do you want to work with a general contractor or do you search for a local remodeling company?

What advice do you value the most?  Do you search Consumer Reports or go shopping and hope for good advice from local dealers?

How do you put it all together?  Does a tabbed binder help?  So many decisions…..wall color, flooring, window treatments, countertop material and color, cabinet styles and hardware, lighting, backsplash, appliances and plumbing, an island with seating or a prep area, ventilation, and on and on….

Has designing your kitchen been a great experience or a total disaster?  What advice can you share that might help others design the perfect kitchen?

My name is Tom Burns, Sales Professional at A-1 Appliance in Nashville, TN.tom  I work with one critical component of the kitchen design process….the appliances.  Someone called me today and asked when they should order the appliances and should they be installed before the countertops or after….I could sense that they were paralyzed by the logistics of it all.  To simplify it, my answer was that the appliances are the first decision and the last installation.

Everything hinges on the appliance selection!  The architect can’t draw the kitchen without this decision.  The cabinets can’t be designed and built until dimensions are determined.  Will the range be the focal point of the kitchen, or is it important to integrate the appliances into the cabinetry to make everything look like furniture?  When everything is complete….the painting is finished, the cabinets and countertops have been installed, and the plumber and electrician have finished their work, it’s time for the final touch….the appliance installation!

Your masterpiece is almost complete.  But have you selected a dealer with an expert delivery and installation team?  Can they install everything without damaging your new floor?

Yes!  It can be done!  When you think of appliances in the Greater Nashville area, think of A-1 Appliance.a1logo(1)  A great starting point in your research should be our website, www.a1appliance.com.  You can also find a huge database of ideas on our blog, www.a1applianceideas.com.  And when you are ready to see the appliances in person, we invite you to visit our showroom. phone1 (1)A-1 Appliance offers products in all price ranges, styles, and colors.  Come on in and let me help  you sort through all of the choices!

 

Selling Your Home? 10 Tips!

Some great advice here:  http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/10-ways-to-turn-off-a-homebuyer-1.aspx

I want to draw your attention to #3 in particular!

3. Old fixtures

“Want buyers to roll their eyes? Leave old fixtures on your doors and cabinets.

“You need to change out old fixtures in your house,” Goldwasser says. “New cabinet hardware and doorknobs will probably cost all of $400 or $500, but it makes a huge difference.”

The same holds true for dated ceiling fans, light fixtures and kitchen appliances.

“Homes that have old fans, lights, ovens, microwaves, ranges and dishwashers can really turn a buyer off,” says Goldwasser. “Sellers will say, ‘Oh, the buyers can take care of that.’ Well, yes they can, but it’s going to impede you from getting the highest price possible for your home.”

If you need help getting your kitchen ready to sell, sell, sell your home, you need to contact me now!phone1 (1)

or e-mail tburns@a1appliance.com  You won’t get “generalized” information from me!  Your home is in competition with other homes for sale in your neighborhood–I’ll help you find appliances that are right for your potential buyer!

I’ve been part of the professional sales team at A-1 Appliance for 15+ years and can offer you expert advice, backed up by an incredible installation and delivery team and an in-house service department to get your kitchen ready for sale!

If you are moving to Nashville from out of state, I would be happy to refer you to service providers in our area that will make your move easier!  Just ask!  I am a member of Real Estate Preferred Partners.  Welcome to the Greater Nashville area!  http://www.realestatepreferredpartners.com/Page/Appliances/9

Helpful tips from Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….  http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

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WHITE! The New Choice for Kitchen Appliances!

A New trend is emerging in kitchen appliances…WHITE IS BACK!!!  Check out the newest product launch from Miele:forever_better_miele

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The color white is pure and serene by nature. Blending in to reflect the aura of its surroundings. White has been used throughout the ages to speak of new beginnings. White harkens calm and influential architecture, supreme in design – whether contemporary, classic, rustic or urbane.

The use of white can provide a clean canvas to showcase other relevant elements – creating a functional, enchanting and inviting space.

Introducing the Brilliant White Plus Series by Miele… puristic design for the kitchen.

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Stop by A-1 Appliance in Nashville to find out more about the amazing Miele cooking equipment—user friendly re-defined!

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My name is Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….  I can’t wait to show you the amazing sights at A-1 Appliance!  Learn more at http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmartphone1 (1)

Your Work As A “Case Study”

I recently had the great opportunity to work with an amazing Realtor in Brentwood, Tennessee.  She was about to list a home for sale, but the kitchen needed a make-over!  This is one small story in the amazing job she did to make this home a winner in the real estate market.

Here is what we accomplished in the kitchen:

The refrigerator in this kitchen presented a significant problem.  The old refrigerator was full size in a space meant for a counter-depth model.  It stuck out into the kitchen making passage between it and the island difficult.  This kitchen is in a very large home, so capacity was something we didn’t want to sacrifice. Many counter-depth refrigerators are barely over 20 cu.ft. capacity, so we found the solution in the new
Whirlpool Counter-Depth Refrigerator WRS965CIAM!           Here is

why you’ll love it… overall capacity is 25 cu.ft.!

Industry’s Largest Capacity Counter Depth Refrigerator

This model is in a league of its own. The industry’s largest capacity counter depth refrigerator3 is the only counter depth side-by-side model that offers 10 cu. ft. of interior freezer space. Now you can stock up on all your favorite frozen items, like pizzas, frozen yogurt and vegetables.

MicroEdge™ shelves

Store more items on each shelf with the MicroEdge™ shelves. They not only give you 25% more usable shelf space2, they also help contain leaks. With enough strength to hold up to 75 lbs of food, your refrigerator will be ready for whatever you bring home from the grocery store.

In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system

Get the most out of your freezer with the In-Door-Ice® Plus ice dispensing system. It creates 30% more usable space in the freezer1 and the bin tilts out or can be removed with one hand and placed on the counter to make filling glasses, pitchers and coolers easy.

 Our next task was to find a dishwasher that met the needs of discriminating consumers.  Two features are top-of-mind today….Quiet and excellent cleaning power.  The WDT910SAYM wins on all counts! We chose this dishwasher to meet the needs of a family with children.  The controls are hidden….a big plus when little fingers like to push buttons!  This dishwasher has the most sanitary stainless steel tub with the powerscour option and very quiet operation.  To top it all off, it is Energy-Star qualified!  Here is

why you’ll love it…

Industry’s Most Energy Efficient Dishwashers

Use nearly 1/2 less water and energy2 without compromising performance.

Sensor Cycle

From baked-on casserole dishes to drinking glasses, the Sensor cycle has you covered. It automatically selects the right wash and dry settings for your load by using two separate sensors to measure temperature, soil level and load size once during the prewash and once during the wash cycle. It cleans tough soils 35% better1 while using just the right amount of time, energy and water, helping you have more time to do what you love.

PowerScour™ Option

The PowerScour™ option uses 40 targeted spray jets in a designated wash area to scour away baked on foods and new design features larger jets that deliver two times more coverage to clean even your large pots and pans without soaking or scrubbing. From casserole dishes to pots and pans, clean a wide variety of items simultaneously−all without using an additional drop of water

        
Next we updated the cooktop and ventilation system with Whirlpool’s 36″ gas cooktop, model GLS3665RS, featuring a 15,000 BTU power burner, two 12,000 BTU power burners, and two 9,000 BTU burners, all on a stainless steel top with a recessed flush grate design.  The powerful downdraft ventilation system is retractable, so there when you need it, invisible when not in use!

Our last challenge was to update the wall oven.  The previous design was a built-in microwave over a single standard bake wall oven in a 27″ cabinet. This large kitchen would not perform well with a single non-convection oven, but we were limited by the 27″ wide cabinet. So we modified the cabinet height to install a double oven with convection.  Again, Whirlpool to the rescue!  Model WOD93EC7AS  features convection in the upper oven, both ovens are self-cleaning with hidden bake elements (a huge benefit when cleaning the interior), and Whirlpool’s latest innovation, a steam clean option!  Now you can clean the oven as often as necessary, using only a small amount of water and low temperatures.  Energy efficient and safe!

why you’ll love it…

AccuBake® Temperature Management System

With the AccuBake® temperature management system, you can now achieve delicious, consistent results every time. This system surrounds food with even temperatures and uses built-in sensors to monitor oven temperature. It even turns on the correct cooking elements to ensure optimal heat and deliver consistent baking, even on multiple racks.

TimeSavor™ Ultra true convection cooking system

Whirlpool brand’s newest convection cooking system delivers exceptional results and faster baking on every rack. TimeSavor™ Ultra true convection uses a rear fan and a third 2,500-watt heating element to distribute heated air more efficiently, so the oven is filled with even heat, cutting roasting time and sealing in flavors and juices.

Rapid Preheat

The Rapid Preheat option preheats the oven 25% faster and saves time and energy. Using all of the range elements and a fan, the oven heats up more quickly and creates the ideal temperature for single rack baking. Now cutting preheat time for your next batch of chocolate chip cookies or apple crisps is easy.

Finally, we moved a countertop- friendly microwave to the coffee bar area, making it convenient to use and out of the way.

You can see all of these great appliances at A-1 Appliance in Nashville, TN

This kitchen is “move-in ready!”  For information on homes for sale in the Brentwood, TN area, contact Prudential Woodmont Realty

5107 Maryland Way

Brentwood, TN 37027  Ask for Janelle Waggener  615-661-7800 and tell her you were sent by Tom Burns, “Seller of things essential to life as we know it….”       You can connect with me at various social media sites via http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

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Visit the A-1 Appliance showroom in Nashville at 5410 Harding Pk. to see these amazing appliances. Or visit our website at http://www.a1appliance.com/ to see all of our amazing offers!

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Sincerely, Tom Burns

tburns@a1appliance.com