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My clients become almost like family throughout the home purchase process and maintaining those relationships has always been my business philosophy.
This year I decided to have our first annual "McIntire Team Family Reunion" - a special crab feast at Ship's Cafe in Catonsville! We invited all the families who purchased a house with The McIntire Team during the last 12 months as an introduction to how much I will be keeping in touch with them even though they may not be moving for many years to come.
How to set the scene? We started by mailing a boxed invitation which included a crab mallet engraved with my business logo nestled in red crinkle paper (I love red and used it throughout the event.) It was an eye catcher and made people feel like they were getting a special gift in the mail! Out of 33 invitations sent - more than 20 of the families responded that they would attend, so it was going to be a great mix of young couples, single home owners and families with young kids.
I wanted everyone to go home with a meaningful gift so we used a great local Catonsville business "EmbroidMe" to do bright red chef's aprons. They embroidered each apron with a gorgeous Maryland Blue Crab and the name of each family along with "The McIntire Team Family Reunion" and the date of the event. They turned out great and I hope it will be a bit of a conversation starter when they are used at home.
I was excited to use several local businesses for the event including handmade chocolate crabs from Ken's Old Fashioned Candy Shop right here in Catonsville. We found the crab mallets at the awesome Bay Imprint on Maryland's Eastern Shore. They made them and shipped them on the same day - how is that for customer service!
The day of the crab feast at the Ships Cafe was perfect - a cool, sunny fall day! We had a private room with windows all around that were opened to the breeze. The tables were all set for a great crab feast, Family Style. The standard Maryland decoration of brown paper, crab mallets and knives- all the tools that you need.
It was fun to greet people I hadn't seen for a while and some buyers who had settled on their new Maryland home recently too. Just over 50 people were in attendance and made friends very quickly with other clients at the same table.
The crabs were heavy and the food plentiful- the entire event lasted almost 3 hours. Some of my buyers who have relocated from out of State were trying crabs and Old Bay for the first time. Marylanders were helping and educating the struggling few. Everyone left full.
We really enjoyed planning the crab feast and we are going to add it to the McIntire Team calendar of events. It's a great way to convey to my clients who have trusted me in the purchase of a new home as their Maryland Buyers Agent that I appreciate their business and that our relationship has just begun. A win win!
Eat, work and play local in Catonsville and love it!
I am a Maryland transplant from many other places, most recently Florida, but since 1997 I have found my true home in the heart of this great State. Maryland has it all. Mountains 3 hours to the West, the Atlantic Ocean 3 hours to the East and head North and South for either Philadelphia and New York or Washington DC. It is the perfect location! The Metro Baltimore area offers a rich mix of history and modern amenities. City living, suburbia or "not a neighbor in sight" is available in this area. Excellent Schools, amazing communities and an incredible location is why many people choose to live in Central Maryland. I proudly help my clients buy and sell all types of homes in Howard County and beyond. Enjoying the entire process is my goal for my clients. Every transaction is different and everyone has different needs. I know the Metro Baltimore area well and I am current on the Real Estate Market activity- That's my job.
As your "Buyers Agent" I will work diligently to find you the home that suits all your needs. I will update you immediately when a home matches your search criteria. I will educate you on the current market and help you craft the best offer possible. I will "hold your hand" throughout the entire process.
As your "Listing Agent" I will coach and guide you from day one to put your best foot forward when you list your home. I will use aggressive and innovative marketing strategies to give your home the best exposure possible. I will use modern technology and multiple resources that other agents do not use. I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH PROOF OF ALL MY EFFORTS.
I am a full time agent and I my number one goal is to give you exceptional service ALWAYS.
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