by Mike Andruff, VancouverPropertyFinder.com
We recently had our 15th customer party. We generally pick a theme, plan around the concept for several weeks in advance and then arrange enough manpower to pull it off.
This party was planned as an Ice Cream Social at a local beach. We had roughly 60 participants. So ice cream and hot dogs for at least 60, with games and prizes to make it nice. Prizes by the way ranged from donut holes for the kids to an $1,100 travel credit with Flight Centre for one of our lucky past clients. Oh, it is extra fun if the sunshines like crazy.
My team of four set up our trademark RE/MAX bolloon, a shade tent, a gas bar-b-que, and served four flavors of ice cream and hot dogs with onions and all the fixings. We had the egg and spoon race, the balloon between the legs race and the water balloon toss. The party really took off once the adults got tossing those water ballons. Our elapsed time from start to finish was approximately 6 hours (the party lasted two hours). The team was pretty wiped at the end. Wasn't sure if it was the sun or the nervous energy - always a part of these events.
While we make a point of having fun, no business, inevitably two to three folks will take us aside and talk about future plans in real estate. This is a great way to promote rapport with clients and each year it becomes stronger and stronger.
Here is a brief three minute video of the day: