When I started my residential real estate career in 1986, I attended a marketing seminar that suggested new agents should make a name for themselves by doing something unusual to get noticed in their community. I decided to hand out pumpkins.
Since then, I have delivered nearly 10,000 pumpkins to neighbors and past clients in the Oakland Hills. Each year I find it amazing how such an orange orb can generate so much excitement.
In my first couple of years when I didn’t have many clients, people were reluctant to accept my pumpkins as they thought I was with some religious cult. However, as the years passed and my business grew, so did people’s interest in receiving my pumpkins.
Some clients tell me that they know it is the fall season only after they receive my pumpkin. Other clients tell me that they get great joy knowing that, when they get my pumpkin, the holiday season is upon us.
Though I am exhausted at the end of each year’s pumpkin delivery, it is comments like those above that make it all worthwhile. Happy Halloween!