Saturday, February 7, 2009

Client Appreciation Dinner Party - 2009

This past week, I held my annual, private Client Appreciation Dinner Party. To be invited to the party, invitees must have either referred me to a prospective client (closed transaction or not) or have been a recent client that I represented on a purchase or sale that closed escrow. So, you too, can be invited by referring someone you care about for expert advice on the purchase or sale of residential or commercial real estate.

As in the past, we had a dinner party at Midori Japanese Restaurant (1066 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087; 408-985-1000) in Sunnyvale. The manager of the restaurant, Jeff, made sure we wouldn't go about disturbing other patrons and specially-reserved their tatami room. Food was excellent and included a selection of tasty sushi and sashimi appetizers, soup, salad with miso dressing, a wide variety of entree combinations, dessert and beverages (including adult beverages). Nobody went away hungry!

Each invitee was allowed to bring an adult guest and received a gift bag with a wonderful bottle of Beaulieu Vineyards BV Cabernet Sauvignon wine, bag of chocolate truffles from Harry and David's and a gift card to use on their next visit to Elephant Bar Restaurant (19780 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014; 408-865-0701). Each invitee was eligible for drawings of wonderful gifts from Crate & Barrel that were specially chosen and wrapped by my lovely wife, Carol.

Some of the invitees were attending their second or even third Client Appreciation Party!

The variety of invitees ran the gamut from first time home buyers to those referring prospective clients and came from as far away as San Ramon and included such occupations as a financial planning firm officer, acupuncturist, in-home design consultant, sales executive, telecommunications technician, attorney, wholesale merchandiser, window and door company general manager, educational counselor along with my sons, David and Kevin and wife, Carol, COO - Chief Organizing Officer. There were multiple conversations going on up and down the table on a variety of topics.

Oh, I almost forgot! Everybody had FUN! I know this because absolutely nobody complained!

I can't wait to have another Client Appreciation Party because I get to thank some of those that are the heart of my business. And, getting close to Valentine's Day, it makes perfect sense!

Thanks for reading!

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