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We just shows you a little bit about the weekly jobless numbers and Steve Moore was talking about that he said that really housing might be a -- spot here.
In the economy which leads us to our small business spotlight -- we take a look at on -- nearest in this.
In this economy Bob richter is an interior designer and owns a firm richter design dot net.
Gas -- serious his flea market expertise as I'm very curious about -- I'm the PBS show up market warriors a body get it interesting look at the housing market in general what do you what do you seem -- now as far as.
Where -- sat in this kind.
I think people are holding -- to what they have literally enter their homes their stuff people are more interest in what's the value of things when I first third and serious sign immune.
It's in my blood my family's business started in 1936 -- sold in 2005 so.
I've always been involved -- interiors.
But people were interested in buying antiques now they're interested in selling there antiques or re discovering what's in the attic and -- -- downstairs.
You have any sort of useful to express it gives it a lot of people we -- is our viewers you know there's that the numbers it tells one -- about the economy the feeling is still.
Maybe there's a lot of tentative feeling out there about where Brad how can you do more with -- you have any tips -- Yeah if something that you own has good bones.
Take a second look at -- I mean my grandmother had the same couch from 1939.
Until the year 2000 when she decided -- -- -- -- ninety you know and I think that if things have good bones you can recover them you can paint them you can change them a little bit and flea markets have lots of things that you can find that you do that.
I'm really curious about the flea market and what you CNN these days -- -- that didn't compare where the flea market is now vs where whereas before the recession so you know let's say five years ago who knew what kind of changes have you seen what do you think that house.
You as as a small business owner about where we're at the consumer is -- right now.
Well one of my Montrose is always multiple revenue streams so in addition to design and also you know.
Deal -- antiques.
And I see that the vendors also have other jobs it's not their only job like somebody else you know somebody is an accountant but they sell antiques on the weekends.
People are embracing their passions and selling -- flea markets I'm seeing more vendors from different walks of life.
Other vendors that have been around for a long time are now selling on the Internet so I don't see the old timers as much anymore.
What about the deals as a good idea that there is there more competitive can tell you something are these great deals to be had out there.
There's enough lamps -- this thirst to but -- markets and never go to a big box store.
And things like lighting rugs things you wouldn't think to -- a flea market you can buy for literally a tenth -- the price.
I think maybe the recession is good a good opportunity for consumers to go to the flea market to find some really good -- what you see just.
As you're looking ahead again as some has been in business for several years obviously your family for such a long time and as you look on the horizon -- EC.
I see people embracing older homes again you now all of this clamor over new construction.
People are gonna look at these enormous boxes of -- cathedral ceilings and say you know what -- the character.
Let's go back to that Victorian -- let's find that cool art Deco style.
Because people are adding it to them to the new constructions want to take a look at the stuff that already exists.
Changes in bag gets heavy and that with a show like twenty minutes my office the next ranking anyhow.
I do you not -- coming up.
He's -- about -- MI specializes I can figure.
I need a lot happened is some great tips -- really appreciate it my pushing you very much.
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