Monday, October 5, 2009

“Members Visit” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Gretchen.

Met Gretchen - She likes blue.

The most satisfying part of being the founder of our Club is the chance that I have to interact with the members of the Club. This weekend was especially satisfying to me because one of our members, Gretchen, planned a trip to Chicago and we worked together so that her time here wouldn't be wasted.

First, I have to share with you that Gretchen is one of our associates and, if you recall, we made a purchase together some weeks ago. She found five paintings that the club partnered with her to purchase and over the last couple of weeks she has researched them. Once this process was finished she asked “Now what do we do?”

Gretchen is from Paducah, Kentucky and there simply aren't many auction houses there so we decided that perhaps they should be sold here in Chicago. Once I had the dates that she could visit me, I made appointments for her at several auction houses. She was able to place all the paintings that we purchased together in auctions for the 20th of October at one auction house and even place one of her own works at another auction house. This should be of great benefit to Gretchen in the future because now she is acquainted with the owners of several of the houses here and in the future they will deal with her over the phone.

I hope that by sharing this story it will encourage more of our members to utilize the Associate's Program. That way I can help you prepare for future business and also use the Club's expertise to your advantage. Gretchen will have some time and effort invested, but her out of pocket expenditures are small while her chances of substantial profits are great. The education that she has received on this trip can't be valued but in years to come she will see the profits that are accrued from the knowledge she gained this weekend.

As a side bar, Gretchen was able to visit several art museums and galleries in the Chicago area and this is where her real passions lie. She could hardly contain her happiness with the chances she had to quiz the proprietors of these establishments. As a bonus, she was able to visit her mother who was in the area.

Remember our slogan "Fun and Profit with Antiques and Collectibles"? I usually include fine art in the category of antiques, if you are wondering. You won't be forced to take advantage of the help that is offered by the Club and its members, and there won't be any homework if you wait to jump in, but I will hate it for you if the stories of success continue to be published and one of them isn't yours. Waiting to Help.

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