Lessons Learned from Lemonade Stand

Real Estate Broker/Owner with McAllister Homes Real Estate

Love this post by Mary Yonkers. Reminds me of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten! Some truths hold for every kind of selling...

Original content by Mary Yonkers

Lessons Learned from Lemonade Stand


Summer and no school means the lemonade stands (see post by Donna Foerster) are beginning to pop up in many neighborhoods.   Maybe you remember the one you had oh, so many years ago.  How much money did you make? 

Lemonade for Sale


Did you have competition from the kids down the block?  Whose lemonade was better?  How did your sign compare to theirs?  How did you attract customers?  Who had the better location?  Did you offer homemade cookies with the lemonade?  Who had the best service?

Bottom line:  Who made more money? 


Let's review Lessons learned from Lemonade Stand 


  • Service with a smile


  • Location counts


  • Word of mouth advertising


  • Creative advertising (today kids are texting potential customers)


  • Quality, not quantity


  • Give more than expected


  • Excellent service beats price any day 


  • HAVE FUN!  Yes, have fun listing and selling Real Estate


Some people never get it . . .Lemonade for Sale


Comments (2)

Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

I love the commercial where the Dad leaves for work and passes by his daughter on the way out as she's selling lemonade. When he returns from work the lemonade stand is now a corporate suite in a high rise building.   Your list is how to get there.

Jun 30, 2011 02:05 AM
Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
Broker - McAllister Homes Real Estate, Oceanside,

Oh me too! That commercial is great! Really emphasizes how technology can move any business forward....

Jul 01, 2011 06:12 PM