Client parties need to appeal to the young at heart

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside

by Mike Andruff,

     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:

Comments (4)

John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Mike,  It really sounds like a lot of fun!  Obviously you believe in it!  Have a great week!

Jul 18, 2010 01:03 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Mike - looks like these young'ins had a great time!  How could any party not go well in this beautiful weather - great backdrop scenery!  Oh, and I love the matching beenies!!!!

Jul 18, 2010 05:21 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


Great way to subtly promote business. You seem to have a ball doing it.

Jul 19, 2010 05:43 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

you need to upgrade your main pic to a high def quality image so it shows up on the BC roster, right now no pic shows which means the image was not high enough quality.  I had a similar problem with my lethbridge real estate blog pic a while back.

Jul 31, 2010 12:12 PM