Santa Kat has delivered her goodies...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

A few years ago, I thought homemade Christmas cookies would be a wonderful gift to provide to those people who trusted me with their transaction during the past year - a thank you for their trust. So yesterday was baking day, and today was delivery day.


I left the house at 10am and returned five hours later after covering 94 miles of Orange County roads, making Santa stops in Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Newburgh, Walden, Florida (NY), Warwick and Monroe. If someone wasn't home, I left the cookie box in a plastic bag and hid it from today's pouring rain, and sent a quick text to the person so they would know they were there. If they were at the house when I arrived, I said a quick hello, a Merry Christmas, and moved on and out. Smiles abounded, happy faces responded to my text messages, and I bet at some time tonight, tummies will be content.


The cookie delivery has actually turned into quite a "thing," with some clients who aren't quite ready to buy, or who haven't closed yet, wondering if they can get a pre-closing box, or a consolation prize of sorts. I'm still considering that one, but what I can say is that the hours of baking and decorating yesterday, and the additional hours making personal deliveries today have finally put me in the Christmas spirit!


And with that, there is nothing more to say but "Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!"

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Broker, CBR®


Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904




406-270-3667 (MT)


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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Wow...well done, you!

Dec 17, 2015 05:18 AM #1
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Good for you, Kat!  I haven't even started.

Dec 17, 2015 06:38 AM #2
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh and those look yummy.  Let me know if you're coming to Westchester.  I was just in Dobbs Ferry today (and saw Brian Levine last night at a holiday party).

Dec 17, 2015 06:40 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Don't those cookies look scrumptious. Do you need my address Kat? I applaud you for your diligence in not just personally delivering, but in making them.

Dec 17, 2015 06:48 AM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kat, We did that one year, all kinds of cookies and several days of baking to get them together.  A big hit, but we've had trouble making the time to do that again.

Dec 17, 2015 09:41 AM #5
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

HO HO HO back at you Kat !  What a fun day for you and your clients.  I now impressed not only with your running but baking enough in one day to handle 5 hours worth of delieveries.  Kudos.  And may your awakened Christmas Spirit stay warm thru and into the New Year.  Mark

Dec 17, 2015 10:14 AM #6
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Kat - Well you are acting like Santa Claus, handing gifts to all your clients, so I can see why that put you in the Christmas spirit. I am sure everyone appreciates your thoughtfulness.

Dec 17, 2015 04:10 PM #7
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Kat. I hope the folks enjoyed your home made cookies. We did something very similar earlier in the month. We delivered the cookies to real estate offices.

Dec 17, 2015 05:43 PM #8
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Kat. Wow, that is a serious commitment, hopefully this kind gesture brings you lots of feature business.

Dec 17, 2015 07:07 PM #9
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Li- Thank you!

Debbie - I do need to go to Irvington in the next week or so -- I will keep you posted! 

Nina - Thank you!  I laughed about the address request...  I bet they wouldn't travel well.. Fresh is best, you'll have to come here!

Bliz - Yes, I wasn't sure when I was going to be able to do them but I bought the ingredients a week ago and just happened to have a few quiet days this week and squeezed them in. 

Mark - Thank you! I hope to keep that spirit alive for another week or two as well. 

Troy - I hope so!  Thanks for commenting.

TeamChi - That was a great idea. I hope they liked them!

Joe - That would be great!

Dec 17, 2015 07:15 PM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kat. What a lovely thing to do and I'm sure it was memorable for all who were lucky enough to get your cookies.

Dec 17, 2015 11:16 PM #11
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Kat...what a great idea. If I could make cookies that friends would actually want to eat...I might try it.

Dec 18, 2015 12:18 AM #12
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Awesome!  That's very thoughtful of you.  Have a Wonderful and Merry Christmas.

Dec 18, 2015 09:38 AM #13
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Kat Palmiotti ,  That is a great idea.  Whatever is in the picture sure looks good.  What is it?

Dec 19, 2015 03:54 AM #14
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Your delivery of the homemade goodies . . . . Where a big hit.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 19, 2015 10:47 AM #15
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Sheila - I hope so!

Jeffrey - Haha, maybe you make something else that would work?  Christmas Chili?

Regina - And a Merry Christmas to you also!

Larry Johnston - We call them "bon-bons" - it's basically a flour/conf sugar/butter/almond cookie with surprises inside. I usually use chocolate kisses or cherries, but anything works!

Lou - Thanks for your comment! Now I have to make more for my family.

Dec 19, 2015 07:54 PM #16
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good for you Santa Kat!  Did you have a Rudolph helping guide your way?

Dec 23, 2015 07:55 PM #17
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Gabe - No, no Rudolph...  Just me and my boxes of cookies. :-)

Dec 23, 2015 07:57 PM #18
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