Overheard – something we may already know, but continues to be confirmed. Inflation-driven price increases may be stifling business at moving companies, handyman services, other home services that rely on new and optimistic spending outlook by homeowners. Which there isn’t. Lumber pricing is improving, but steel and concrete still very high. Like eggs.
What does this mean, for consumers – now’s the time to actually find great services and pricing, particularly ahead of Spring. Search online for area-specific expertise, using long searches and qualifiers like “Ashburn home inspector and general maintenance services” – look at reviews, call the local companies who matter. For businesses – execute social listening campaigns, brand refresh, very targeted messaging to ferret out buyer and investor opportunities. See more Virginia business strategy tips for 2023 here.