RE/MAX Opening Offices In Grocery Stores???

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Original content by Clint Miller

My good friend Tom Royce (@TomRoyce on Twitter) writes a real estate blog and has some really good articles on there. The one he posted today on www.realestatebloggers.com was just too good not to ask for permission to post on here. Thankfully, Tom agreed. (Its a good thing he did too. Im bigger than he is...LOL)


I'll Take Some Eggs, A Gallon of Milk, and a 3-Bedroom Ranch??

Just because you can do something does not mean you should do it.

Stop-and-shopSomeone please explain that to the braintrust of Re/Max of New England.

Seriously.

They are planning on opening up 17 offices in Stop & Shop grocery stores. Again, my reaction is "Seriously??"

The idea of going to a grocery store to buy a house just degrades the brand. There is no alignment there. Eggs, milk, and Re/Max just does not do the brand justice.

If I was a Re/Max agent in New England I would be screaming at management. Imagine having to do desk duty next to the register? And if they do not listen, time to get new Keller Williams business cards...

Would you like Paper or Plastic?

Jay Hummer, executive vice president at Re/Max of New England, said the Natick company signed an agreement with Quincy-based Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. late last year to open as many as 17 real estate offices in Stop & Shop supermarkets within the next year. Most of the potential locations are in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Hummer said Re/Max franchisees were told about the opportunity to open offices in the stores last week.

“It’s something we’ve been working on for a year now,” Hummer said. “It’s a great way for our broker-owners and agents to be able to connect with the consumer … in a very convenient location.” via Enterprise News

 

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Clint Miller
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Thank you for the re-blog on this post, Dan. Much appreciated!

Jan 27, 2010 12:04 AM #1
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Was suprised to see you post it Clint!  Just read it in the New Haven Register this morning and didn't think Stop & Shop went very far beyond this area.

Jan 27, 2010 12:11 AM #2
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Jennifer Mosley
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Well I guess you can look at the positive side on this not to bad of an idea maybe it would keep me out the the snack machine that always takes my money. Maybe we should do that in good Ol' Fayetteville :)

Jan 27, 2010 12:11 AM #3
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Dan, well let's see they have a People's Bank in the Stop & Shop's here in Connecticut already, so I guess you could find the house you want with the RE/Max Realtor and then move over a couple of chairs, and apply for the Mortgage with the People's Loan Office. 

Is that what they mean by one stop shopping ......... LOL

Jan 27, 2010 05:41 AM #4
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