Happy Cinco de Mayo To Me!

Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

Today was Realtor Open House Day in my neighborhood. Three homes were on preview, all priced between $399,000 - $420,000.

As I was leaving the first home on the tour, a car pulled up and rolled down the window. The driver asked if I was showing the home or if it was open to anyone, as the Realtor Open House signs were posted on the property. I explained it was for Realtors, but she appeared very interested, so I agreed to show her the home.

While we toured the home, the prospect told me more about what she was looking for, the number of bedrooms and baths, etc. Coincidentally, the other homes on the schedule fit the criteria, so I offered to show her the other two homes as well.

Margarita glass

The theme of the Open House was Cinco de Mayo, and a Mexican lunch was served at the last house. Since I picked up a prospect along the way, I missed out on the catered meal. But all was not lost. My business card was drawn for one of the door prizes, which happened to be a generous gift card to a local Mexican restaurant.

Not only did I gain a new client, I showed three great homes and won a gift card just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone!

Comments (14)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, wow, you are having one great day!   Keep the momentum going!

May 04, 2023 12:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a great story, Pat! Sounds like a win-win all around! Don't you just love days like that?

May 04, 2023 01:05 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty glad to know you attended a great Cinco De Mayo open house.

May 04, 2023 01:43 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty glad you are having a great pre Cinco de Mayo day.

May 04, 2023 01:49 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Joan Cox I was happy to win this particular door prize :-)

Nina Hollander, Broker - we need days like this to make up for the not so great ones



May 04, 2023 02:49 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

John Pusa - it was pretty cool. Plus it was in my own neighborhood so I got to see a lot of people I know.

George Souto - it was perfect timing for tomorrow!

May 04, 2023 02:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Pat-congratulations on this very lucky day for you!!!  These are the kinds of days that bring a smile to your face as well it should!!!!  

May 04, 2023 07:47 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You had a very fortunate day, Pat.  Relish it!  And, Happy Cinco De Mayo to you!

May 04, 2023 10:59 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like an amazing day! How wonderful!

May 05, 2023 04:50 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Pat on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

May 05, 2023 04:46 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 06, 2023 07:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty - Congratulations on your good fortune! What started out as an ordinary scheduled day turned into unplanned surprises! It couldn't have happened to a better person. 

Best wishes for your new client and enjoy whatever you decide to do with your gift card! Cinco de Mayo was your lucky day!

May 05, 2023 08:00 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

I had plans to dip into the gift card last night but the weather was yucky and I knew the restaurant would be crowded. Instead, I invited a couple of friends over for cocktails on the deck. The gift card can wait.

May 06, 2023 08:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, around Denver, it could be Cinco de Mayo every week.   I love Mexican food, and margaritas!

May 16, 2023 11:41 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty

Same! Joan Cox 

May 19, 2023 11:16 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  what a story, congratulations... now with that said I had a duplex and I was closing up after a showing and someone drove by and wanted me to open it up ..... anyway, you get the idea, of course I did and ended up being the agent who represented them both sides.... now with that said it was an Active Rain referral :))Endre

May 28, 2023 09:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Pat.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

May 30, 2023 04:55 AM