Tara Muscarella

Tara calls for consistency.

on Nov 29, 2011

This was quite the action-packed episode! Intense looks, strong words, and designer shoes were all tossed out around. So I am going to keep it simple and direct. Negotiating the pricing is an art. It’s a natural "people skills" trait.

It’s not that I don’t trust in the others -- I just like to run a tight ship to make sure things are done well. That doesn’t mean I’m perfect, far from it. I’m just sharp and have great organizational skills. I like to manage, alongside good, hard working and honest people.

Ambria and I don't know it all when it comes to pricing. That would be silly. We can all learn from each other. It just so happens that she and I have worked together for a bit longer therefore we have our flow and system down. Typically, she aims for the stars when pricing, and I keep it together making sure that we are performing well with the numbers and stay within the guidelines and following procedure. When pricing, understand the rule. The cost is typically a 1/3 to a 1/4 of retail based on style and condition, but with anything, that is subject to small changes depending on the circumstance. Talk it out with the client, and respect the guidelines.