I'm convinced that Starbucks is a great place to hang out

Reblogger Cheryl Ritchie
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com 71785

I feel this way about Starbucks and Panera. You meet people. You greet people. You recharge your batteries. You get a change of pace. You get a break for a few minutes. They are clean and the personnel are friendly. It's your home away from home for road warriors. Take a sold Sign sticker!

Original content by Debbie Gartner

As many of you know, I often go to Starbucks (or other local coffee stores, pending on the town) in between appointments.  I do this both to recharge and to do work in between appointments (as I can get wifi and recharge my computer).


As many of you have read before, it has led to more business. I get leads from my lap top sticker as well as my shirt with my logo.  I've made a few friends with the "regulars"...each store has their own.  We all help each other and watch each others' computers if we get a phone call.


I run into people I know here - often networking buddies, and this is helpful as well as fun.  I've run into people from previous jobs.  I run into past customers, as well as current customers (i.e. those deciding or in process).  A few times, I've saw a "customer" in Starbuck, and then went to their house an hour later for the appointment and we recognize each other.


Today, I just ran into another customer. She was sitting outside with her friends and introduced me to all of them and said she was happy with her floors.  She also told me that she would leave me a nice Angie's list review.  Sweet.  Things sometimes just work out.


So, if you have time during the day, maybe consider doing your work at Starbucks rather than in your office.  You may just meet some more people.  I often find I'm more productive when I have a "change of scenery.  


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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

People do go to Starbucks to meet people. Great place to network for sure.

Aug 12, 2014 04:21 PM #1
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

This is funny....you are hanging out in restaurants for wi-fi and I am sitting in the Lowe's parking lot getting their free wi-fi..coffee is not as good as Starbucks

Aug 12, 2014 04:23 PM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I can be great... just watch your sugar lol. :)

Aug 12, 2014 04:35 PM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Cheryl.... good reblog....had to laugh at Wallace's comment!!

Aug 12, 2014 07:26 PM #4
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Cheryl - Thx for reblogging and yes, Panera Bread is another good place.  I find that my target customer goes to both of these places.

Aug 12, 2014 09:06 PM #5
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Feel the same way about Tim Hortons. Addictive coffee with more than caffeine in it. Important to circulate for sure

Aug 12, 2014 09:48 PM #6
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Cheryl Ritchie   Now there is a lady who knows how when and where to market her s

Aug 13, 2014 03:19 AM #8
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hi Cheryl~ I've tried this and I do see a lot of folks I know, that's what happens in a small town! I need to do it more often!

Aug 13, 2014 12:31 PM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good selection for a re-blog. Smart networking is good for business.

Aug 17, 2014 12:22 AM #10
Christopher Lotte
Red 1 Realty - Lithopolis, OH
Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243


wow, that is one good way to connect with others...

enjoy it...


Have a GREAT DAY TO YOU :) :)

Aug 18, 2014 02:36 PM #11
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