You Never Know How Your Next Lead Will Come!

Real Estate Agent with R.W. Price and Associates

Well, I have a funny little story about how I picked up my latest Buyers!  Just really just never know where your business is going to come from....the beauty of Real Estate sales!

I went to a local hotel for a Real Estate seminar not even thinking about the possibilities of other activities going on in the hotel at the same time.  It was a relatively long journey to get there and I was running just a wee bit behind.  I missed the parking lot entrance and chose to go "the back way"...two huge speed bumps and a "Do Not Enter" sign later and I slid right into a ....Handicapped parking space.  No, I'm not handicapped...I was just having a senior moment...okay, I moved to a regular space MUCH farther away from the door.   Upon entering the hotel I was wisked into a crowd of very happy people and I felt like I was a leaf twirling around in the wind.  Someone called me Anne and proceeded to introduce me to others, next thing I know I'm having a glass of wine from the free bar and eating little crackers with cheese.  I thought to myself, "Boy, this is a great group! Very accommodating...friendly...when is the seminar portion of this evening going to begin?"   That's about the same time the announcer commented the band would be back in 5 and blah blah blah....I met quite a few people at this COMPANY CHRISTMAS PARTY!  LOL

I had handed a few business cards out, shook many hands, laughed at many jokes - had a great time!!
Free wine and great buffet...I realized I was guilty of crashing someone's Christmas party!  By then the seminar I was there to attend was in full swing and I was swinging in the wrong banquet room!

I still don't know which company was having their party... but, I did get a call this afternoon from someone there who would like to buy a house!

It just goes to show you never know ...I will know very soon which company that was and I will make sure to market to that crowd! Should I change my name on my business cards to Anne?!




Comments (15)

Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Well heck, I'm grabbing my best suit and tie, and hitting the hotels for the next few nights! A guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do to make a sale!

If you don't hear from me in a few days, you'll know I overstepped my welcome and was escorted to the local police department! LOL!

Congrats on the lead! Guess Santa read your list!

Dec 15, 2008 11:42 AM
Marcy Moyer
eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales - Mountain View, CA
Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist

That is a winner!My favorite you never know where happened in a cell phone store. A customer had just moved from ut of town and wanted to get the free phone he was offered on the internet. The clerck said no because it was an internet offer. I was there getting free phones for my kids and husband and had their perfectly good 1 year old phones. I gave one to the customer who then used me to buy a condo since he had just moved to town.

Marcy Moyer Inero Real Estate Menlo Park ca

Dec 15, 2008 11:43 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Great story Next you will be crashing weddings.  I can't wait for the update

Dec 15, 2008 11:44 AM
Rich Mielke
REMAX Results, Frederick MD - Frederick, MD
REALTOR, Frederick Maryland Real Estate

Cute story. It isn't a stretch from Anne to Corianne. I would answer to about any name if there is a possible sale there.

Dec 15, 2008 11:45 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

At least you had a good time and hopefully the new buyer won't hold it against you.

Dec 15, 2008 12:17 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

So, should this be the new addition to next year's maketing plan?  Crash some unsuspecting Christmas parties and troll for business?  hahahahahahahaha  That story really is hilarious!  Isn't it funny how things turn out some times?

Seriously, congratulations on the new client  (But not ruling out the change in marketing for next year!)


Dec 15, 2008 01:18 PM
Jim Albano
Prudential Damiano Realty - Little Falls, NJ
Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate

That's a great story. It goes to show, you never the right place at the right time

Dec 15, 2008 01:29 PM
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Corianne - That is a funny story. I hope at least the lead works out for you.

Dec 15, 2008 01:32 PM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I hope you found out who was giving the party so you can go next year.  Hilarious story!  Hope you make a sale!

Dec 15, 2008 01:36 PM
Joddie Roberts
Mountain Real Estate and Property Management - Spokane, WA
Your Spokane Realtor - Spokane, WA

Man...I gotta find a few parties to crash!  That's hysterical!!!

Dec 15, 2008 01:39 PM
J Perrin Cornell
Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate - Wenatchee, WA

Hmmm... so on a very crazy whim I agreed to a part in The Rocky Horror Show. Four weeks later I am showing the director homes. Then last night at a practice for Dickens', A Christmas Carol (for a live radio broadcast) the sound guy comes up and says "say I heard what you were doing for the RHS director... could you help me too?" What could i say except "God bless us, every one".

Dec 16, 2008 12:29 AM
Rich Ferretti
Rich Ferretti Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
ABR QSC Realtor/Broker, Charlotte NC Real Estate a

Anne, How cool is that.... great story... very funny.

How's the weather out in Locust? Rich Charlotte NC

Dec 16, 2008 02:41 AM
Tony and Libby Kelly
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere - Lake Oswego, OR

That is hilarious!  I bet you had more fun than you would have at the seminar!

Dec 16, 2008 02:45 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Great story! Clients can come from many places and even if we have to crash some parties ;) Happy Holidays!!!

Dec 16, 2008 08:09 AM
Karyn Smith Woody
Harry Norman Realtors - Blairsville, GA

That is very funny. Maybe I should make an effort to start crashing parties!

Dec 18, 2008 08:44 AM