Cookie Bouquets as a Marketing Tool?

Home Stager with Showhomes

Lynn Chapman, Showhomes' Director of Field Operations, suggested a great new way for Showhomes home stagers to say thanks to the wonderful Realtors and Brokers who drive our business:

Cookie Bouquets! She had the local Cookies by Design franchise in Nashville design this great gift basket for us:


(I'm guilty of eating the middle cookie before it got very far into the office.....)

And made this one for us to deliver to a real estate office:

Lynn and Patti Poole, the Staging Consultant for the Nashville Showhomes office, dropped the bouquet off at Shirley Zeitin Realtors in Green Hills. The response was great! Check out the amazing detail work on our logo cookie (done by hand):

What do you think?


Thomas Scott

Comments (19)

Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY

Hi Thomas;

Great post and super idea, thank you for sharing.

Nov 18, 2008 07:33 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Yum!  I wouldn't have made it home without taking a bite out of one of those cookies either :-)

Nov 18, 2008 07:58 AM
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Very cute idea! I think it looks great!

Nov 18, 2008 08:02 AM
Ubong Attah
Attah Realty Group - Ready Real Estate, Dallas - Plano, TX

This is soooo creative! Very nice post. Thank you so much. 

Nov 18, 2008 08:13 AM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

I must be hungry, because when I saw the word "cookie" I had to click on your post.

I think this is a great idea, it's so cute and something different. Thanks for sharing your yummy cookies with us!

Nov 18, 2008 08:53 AM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Scott - What a great idea!

Nov 18, 2008 09:01 AM
Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950

That is awesome Thomas ! These are great ,love how they did the Showhomes logo, very clever. I bet it cost a pretty penny huh?

Nov 19, 2008 03:03 AM

It was not as expensive as you would think. The bouquet Patti is holding was $35 or so which is amazing when you think about how much handwork went into decorating that cookie. I can't handwrite that well much less ice a cookie!

Nov 19, 2008 03:06 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

They look great but I checked their website and a basket like this with 7 cookies is over $55!!  They offer one basket called "Houses" specifically for Realtors, and can make a custom cookie as in your photo (but no doubt that added even more to the cost).

Nov 19, 2008 03:07 AM
Home Staging
Showhomes - Nashville, TN

Maureen, you might want to talk to the local franchisee. The smaller basket with two house cookies and a dozen fresh ones was $35. The big basket (at top) was $50 or so. I think the small basket works better..

Nov 19, 2008 03:15 AM
Lynn Chapman - Showhomes

Cookies by Design offers gift ideas for every budget and every occasion.   Like a florist but a bakery.  Every size and price range.

Most locations do not charge for the extra work of a logo cookie.

Nov 19, 2008 06:52 AM
Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Thomas, How could you?  lol. That is super. It's great when you have creative people on your team.

Nov 19, 2008 08:22 AM
Roland Woodworth
eXp Realty - Clarksville, TN
eXp Realty

Scott .. these are some nice cookies.. Wonder if anyone will actually eat them...

Nov 19, 2008 03:55 PM
Home Staging
Showhomes - Nashville, TN

Notice the hole in the top bouquet - I ate one before I remembered to take a photo......

Nov 19, 2008 11:15 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Great Thank you idea Thomas.  Thanks for sharing!

Nov 19, 2008 11:26 PM
Patty Hill, BIC
Local Homes and Land, Inc - Summerville, SC
Local Homes and Land, Inc


I am sure this was a wonderful surprise, one I am sure they will remember.  Great job!


Nov 20, 2008 12:16 AM
Abby Roselli
ALR Home Staging and Showcasing, LLC - Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Home Stager

oh yummy!!! they look they taste good too! 

Nov 20, 2008 10:27 AM
Tosha Tate-Dickson
Finair Management Group Inc. - South Holland, IL

Well Scott, they say a best way to a person's heart is through their stomachs:-)  I love the idea, it's definitely got my creative wheels turning...



Jan 14, 2009 07:47 AM
Sergio DePinto
Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area - Vaughan, ON

I think this is an awesome idea. I'm a cookie person in a big way (see my Blog), giving them out a Christmas....

These ones in your photos look like a special treat...


Jul 27, 2010 08:58 AM