Restaurants and Real Estate Recruits

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Grants Pass, OR 199909023

Central and Southern Oregon Real Estate You can tell a lot about a person by observing the way they interact with others.  Are they attentive or distracted by chaos?  Are they in a rush, or do they exude patience?  Are their words kind, or wrought with sarcasm and discontent?  Do they listen intently, or prefer to be heard?  Do they anticipate the needs of others without having to be asked?  Do they enjoy serving, or prefer to be served?  

These are some of the qualities I observe when evaluating a new real estate recruit. Tonight, while dining at a Southern Oregon restaurant, I connected with a waitress named Christina.  She was friendly, funny, smiled a lot, and noticed the little things.  I noticed them too!  Christina was a bundle of personality, and it was clear from the get go that she enjoyed her job and the people she served.  

At the end of our meal, I complimented Christina on the excellent service she provided and told her she would make a great REALTOR.  Her face lit up like a shining star and she gave me a big hug (little did she know I'm a hugger).  She said she had been considering a career change.  Awesome!  I gave her my card and we agreed to chat on her next day off.

Restaurants can be a prime place for making connections.  Whether it's a potential client or a new agent recruit, opportunities are ripe for the picking when you pay attention to details.   

Posted by

Mel Peterson

 Melinda Peterson, ABR, CRS

 Oregon Principal Broker

 Real Estate Cafe LLC




Discover Central and Southern Oregon 

Comments (7)

Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Melpunzal,  is there such a thing as restaurant recruitment deja vu?  

Feb 06, 2020 01:07 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

LOL... yes indeed Brian L. Sirota, Esq. 

Feb 06, 2020 11:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Mel - connections can happen in all sorts  of places and for all kinds of reasons.  Fortunately.  

Feb 06, 2020 05:22 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Absolutely Michael Jacobs, opportunities and connections are plentiful if we pay attention to details. 

Feb 06, 2020 11:31 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

It sounds like you may have a good recruit.  Hope it works out!

Feb 06, 2020 06:28 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Thanks Sheri Sperry - MCNE®. I hope so too kiddo! 

Feb 06, 2020 11:32 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mel. Congratulations on finding a possible new recruit for your office.

Feb 06, 2020 07:33 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Thanks a bunch Sharon Lee.  Hope you're having a fabulous day!

Feb 06, 2020 11:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We were interviewing a potential agent for the company we managed in Napa. He looked good on paper and in the interview. The owner suggested we go to lunch.  He treated the waitress like she was the dumbest creature on the planet, the words "thank you and please" were not in his vocabulary...We passed on hiring him...A

Feb 06, 2020 10:15 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Hello Ron and Alexandra Seigel, nice to see you kiddos!  I've always said you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat the hired help!  Sounds like you made a wise decision! 

Feb 06, 2020 11:36 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Totally agree and have also succeeded there . You local Mall is another good place to view good customer service . 

Oct 25, 2020 07:00 AM