Dinner with David

Real Estate Agent with Real Living | At Home DC / MD / VA

Minuteman Press




One of the challenges this month was to follow up with our prior clients and our referral sources.

That just means I have a legitimate reason, or more so than my usual "just being social". A higher authority was asking me to be social.

One of my references actually led to this story, settled in mid summer.

As realtors, we have churches and soccer groups and facebok friends, and a whole set of people who work with us and see us as people they can refer to.  In this case, this is a printer.  He's always coming across different people who need an agent, so that works well for me.

While having dinner last week, we had a great conversation.  David got into the printing business 5-6 yeas ago with Minuteman Press Crystal City.  Then in 2014, he acquired Minuteman Press Ballston, which has been operational for 30+ years.  Than ensured he had a monopoly on Arlington, Virginia.

The best part about dinner....he's expanding.  We spoke about his soon to be shop in Clinton, MD and then 2 others that I'm not sure I should yet be speaking about.

Some kids acquire baseball cards (or we did when I was a kid), some kids acquire Star Wars collectibles.  Evidently, David acquire print shops.  And he's having fun doing it.


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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

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Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Happy to hear business in goodfor your friend. In a past life I was a color matcher for a printing ink company in Chicago. This businee has changed a lot I think in the past 40 years with the advent of the home printer and computers.

Oct 27, 2014 08:42 AM #1
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I was a graphic designer... in my former life so I think David is collecting something really really cool.

Oct 27, 2014 11:52 AM #2
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Hopefully you can refer some printing business back to him!

Oct 27, 2014 11:56 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Claude, it sounds like David is doing very well.  And, a good referral source and business contact.

Oct 27, 2014 09:40 PM #4
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Bill Reddington The tools, and I'd expect people's expectations now are all radically different.

Tammy Lankford You had a prior life? Surely you were a natural realtor since grade school.

Evelyn Johnston Easy for me to do since his marketing ideas are so much more than mere "printing"

Gabe Sanders The other thing about David...he never sugarcoats when I ask for an opinion.

Oct 28, 2014 12:13 PM #5
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