Take them out to the ballgame!

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Real Estate Agent with Homebuyer Representation, Inc. DRE# 5467433

Well, a few weeks back I took a bunch of current and past clients out to the ballgame. We had just over 50 show up and we had a pretty good time. The local team ended up winning and I got to connect with a few past clients who I hadn't seen in a while.

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Hollis Tidwell
MoneyCafe USA,llc - Denver, CO

It doesn't get any better than AAA baseball. They have more fun than the majors and the food is usually better.

Thanks for bring back some good memories for me.

 

Sep 02, 2008 01:32 PM #1
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Deb Hurt
Realty Pro Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
ABR, e-Pro,Green, TRC

I think sometimes we forget that the care and feeding of past and current clients is just about the most productive marketing dollar we can spend....can you say referrals?

Sep 02, 2008 01:52 PM #2
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Billie Chubb
Chubb Realty Group - Wilmington, DE

I hear those events are very successful. A little advice though... Buy the tickets, not the food... The food is so expensive now.

Sep 02, 2008 02:34 PM #3
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Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Hollis - Although I love my favorite Major League Team, you are absolutely right that the AAA games are more fun for a group.

Sep 02, 2008 03:02 PM #4
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Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Deb - It just feels good to be saying thank you, spending time with past clients and "marketing" all at the same time. And yes, the referrals do come when you stay in touch. Even the clients that don't attend but get the invitations have you on the top of their mind...

Sep 02, 2008 03:04 PM #5
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Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Billie - We chose to tailgate before the game. I picked up about 100 Hot Dogs and Polish Dogs at Costco (They let me swap the fountain drinks for canned drinks from the warehouse) along with chips and one (or two?) of their sheet cakes thanking my clients for all their referrals! This kept the food cost down to like $2 per person. They were on their own for any food bought in the park. I have found that the amount spent isn't the most important thing. I'm trying to do more events at lower costs but more frequently. That keeps me in contact with my past clients on a more regular basis.

(Make sure you stop into Costco a few hours before the game so they know a large order will be coming. Also make sure you have a few coolers - one for hot stuff and one or two with ice for the drinks). This was much easier to put together and pull off than a banquet (which we've also done, usually around Christmas).

Sep 02, 2008 03:10 PM #6
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Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

I'm thinking about taking a dozen past clients paint-balling. They have some fun outdoor courses with different team-building games. Send out the email (to make it fair), first 12 to commit can come along. It costs about $250 to take a dozen people out for about 4 hours with a guide (referee?).

Not every client will like every event, which is another reason to try different things. As I said before, I like the idea of giving something back to those who have helped me, my family and my business. It also gives me a chance to spend time with past clients which is hard to do because I'm always working with new clients.

Sep 02, 2008 03:14 PM #7
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