Real estate is all about meeting people.

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Carmel Art Festival 2017

Let's face it, most business that comes to us as real estate professionals comes from our interaction with people. Maybe some agents get their business solely from the Internet, but even that has come about because of all the blogs or other information pushed out there for people to read and respond to.

May was an especially excellent month for me to meet new people here in and around Carmel-by-the-Sea. And, interestingly, it had nothing to do with real estate. I was one of the organizers of the annual Carmel Art Festival which was held on May 19-21, 2017.

Organizing and then holding the event is quite an undertaking, with lots of interaction with those working for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, committees and commissions that one needs to navigate around in order to get approvals to hold the event.

Then there is the interaction with innkeepers, merchants, galleries, artists, vendors, sponsors, and volunteers that make it happen.

Finally you have the influx of attendees who are both residents in and around the area as well as those who come from many miles away. With them, the "touching" is through invitations by email blasts, mail, phone and, finally, in person at the event.

Did I make meaningful contacts that will translate into business for me as a real estate professional?


I have already had referrals and outright client contacts with some of them.

I had to reprint my business cards somewhere during the event because I ran out.


Overall, the public sees a totally different side of us when we volunteer to make our community a better place. Not only that, but we meet like-minded individuals who share our interests.


I can't tell you how fortunate I am to be able to give back to my community through the Carmel Art Festival. We bring hundreds of people into Carmel-by-the-Sea many of whom stay overnight in our inns, go to our restaurants and shops, and otherwise spend money during their stay here.

And, yes, my exposure also translates into business for my brokerage, Rothwell Realty Inc.

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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 831-626-4000 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella great message and you have the advantage, you are personable and I do not think there is a "shy" bone in your body:))Endre

Jun 01, 2017 11:16 PM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hella, sounds like you did very well, and volunteering for these type events does spread great karma!  

Jun 02, 2017 07:59 AM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Volunteering does help to increase our exposure, I am sure you are very well known and loved in the Carmel by the Sea community.

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