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November Pop-by Ideas

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Below is a large list of pop-by ideas for November.  Instead of driving around to all my clients this month… they are coming to pop-by me! My coach Grace encouraged me to do my First Pie Party.  I just sent 115 invites in the mail for clients to come by my house and pick-up a pie for Thanksgiving.  I’ll have a little finger food and cider.  Below is the invite in case you want to throw one yourself.  A great way to get face-to-face with lots of clients before they gather with friends and family for the holidays. If you want to order invites, just call my printer Mollie Maillard at Ocean Shore Printing  http://www.oceanshoreprinting.com/ 916.624.8234. 

Thanksgiving Pie Card Popby Website

Here are some of my favorite pop-by gift ideas for November!!!  And remember, I am never to busy for your Sacramento area real estate referrals. www.peggyurieff.com

  • Turkey Baster“The only turkey you should be dealing with is the one at Thanksgiving!”
  • Carpet Cleaner- “In case some turkey spills something over the holidays… I’ve got your assets protected. Help your friends and family avoid messy real estate deals by referring them to me!” (may include a coupon for your favorite carpet cleaner.)
  • Toothpicks - “You can never be too ‘picky’ when choosing a real estate agent!” 
  • Oven Mitt - “Don’t let your friends get burned by a turkey of a realtor!”
  • Food Drive – A reverse pop by! Arrange a day to go to each of your clients’ homes to pick up food or canned goods for a local shelter.
  • Can of Cranberry Sauce“’Cran’ you send me your referrals? I’m ‘berry’ thankful for them!”
  • Mulled Cider Mix - “When you ‘de-cider’ on a real estate agent, be sure to choose the best!”
  • Duraflame Log“Start with me to find all the blazing hot real estate deals!”
  • Ziplock Bags or Ziplock Plastic Storage - “Seal your leftovers to keep them fresh and leave it to me to ‘seal’ the deal!”
  • List of Holiday Store Hours - “Listing all your sales and leading you to the best buys!” 
  • Meat Thermometer & Cooking Temperature - “Making all your real estate transactions a done deal!”
  • No Mess Oven Bags – “Help your friends and family avoid messy real estate deals by referring them to Peggy!”
  • Leaf Bags- “Don’t LEAF your friends and family scattered when it comes to real estate! Refer them to me and a smooth deal is in the bag!
  • Ceramic Gravy Boat“It’s all gravy when you refer me for real estate!”
  • Pie Server and/or Pie Certificate - “Anyway you slice it, I am grateful for your referrals!” 
  • Candle & Lighter – “Your referrals really ‘light’ my business on fire.”
  • Sparkling Cider - “Hoping your holidays sparkle. Call me for a refreshing perspective
    of the real estate market!”
  • Cookbook“Peggy is always ready to ‘cook up’ a good deal for you!”
  • Chocolate Filled Advent Calendar - Give one to your client and/or for each of their children and attach your business card.
  • General Thanksgiving Item - “I always give thanks for your referrals!”
  • Joy Dishwashing Soap- “Thanksgiving joy to someone who really sparkles. ”  or “Thanksgiving wishes… here’s a little something for all those dishes.”
  • Cheese Grater- “Always ‘grate’ful for your referrals… from your cheesy realtor.”
  • Turkey Seasoning Mix- “The only turkey you should be dealing with is at Thanksgiving.”

And remember, I am never to busy for your Sacramento area real estate referrals. www.peggyurieff.com

From my Family to Yours… Wishing You A Wonderful Thanksgivings. 

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October Pop-by Gift Ideas!

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October is my favorite month for pop-by gift ideas!!!  Here are some of my favorite pop-by ideas.  And remember, I am never to busy for your Sacramento area real estate referrals. www.peggyurieff.com

For a PRINTABLE LIST OF OCTOBER POP-BY IDEAS… CLICK HERE:  October Pop-by List

OCTOBER POP-BY IDEAS

  •  Leaf Bag- “Don’t ‘leaf’ your friends and family scattered when it comes to real estate! Refer them to me and a smooth deal is in the bag!”
  • Decorative Leaf WreathPeggy will never “leaf” you “hanging” when it comes to your real estate transactions!  
  • Bag of caramel squares, caramel apple, caramel apple dip, or caramel apple kit - For a real estate transaction that is always “sweet” and never “sticky”!
  • Pumpkin Carving Kit or Pumpkin- I am always ready to “carve” out time to serve you and your referrals!
  • Boo BagsDon’t let your friends or family have a “scary” real estate experience!
  • Apple Cider Packets or Mulled Cider Spice Kit- When you de-“cider” on a real estate agent, be sure to choose the best!
  • Halloween Candy BagAvoid the “tricks” and find the “treats” of real estate.
  • Trick-or-Treat Bag for KidsRefer your friends and family to Peggy for a “howling” good deal on a real estate investment.
  • Box of Good & Plenty CandyIt’s “good” to have you as a client! I have “plenty” of time for your referrals!
  • Smoke Detector BatteryBy now you have set your clocks back, but did you remember to change the batteries in your smoke detector? You can count on me to watch out for your best interest with all your real estate needs. (Time change is November 6th, 2011).
  • CandyYou are the “sweetest” part of my business!
  • Fall Candle & LighterYour referrals really “light” my business on fire.
  • Glow Sticks- “When you are feeling in the dark about real estate, let me light the way to a glowing experience.”
  • Cinnamon Scented Decorative BroomYou’re “dust” a fantastic client!
  • Pirate Themed ItemI “treasure” your referrals!
  • Smoke Alarm TesterI’m not just blowing smoke. I really do appreciate your referrals!
  • Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones- I “pine” for your referrals!
  • Decorative Gourd - I can find you a “gourd” real estate deal!
  • FlashlightFor service in a “flash,” call Peggy Urieff!
  • Fall Oven Mitt- I have to ad”mitt”… you’re one awesome client!

And remember, I am never to busy for your Sacramento area real estate referrals. www.peggyurieff.com


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My Favorite Pop-by Item for November!!!

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Here is my favorite pop-by gift idea for November!!!  And remember, I am never to busy for your Sacramento area real estate referrals. www.peggyurieff.com

I had a great time last week attending the Anaheim Turning Point.  I passed out 1,200 booklets with pop-by ideas to the attendees and met some wonderful people.  Consistently the agents asked me what pop-by gift I was giving out this month.  Well, this weekend I spent both days passing out 50 chocolate advent calendars to my clients.  You may remember them from your childhood…  I surely do.  I delighted in opening up a new door filled with chocolate each day until Christmas. I drop these off the weeks before Thanksgiving, so that my clients have them in time to start devouring the chocolate come December.  It’s also a nice impression to leave with your clients before they meet with their family for Thanksgiving.  These little advent calendars are a hit with my adult clients and especially their kids. Many of my clients count on getting these each year. 

I have found the best and cheapest place to get these is at Trader Joes.  They sell them for a $1 each and usually arrive in the store around the 2nd week in November.  I usually get lots of stares and questions.  What a great oppurtunity to use the major campaign and add to your database.  If you are not blessed to have a Trader Joes near you… you can also find them at Cost Plus World Market or the dollar store. 

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for all your encouragement and referrals. 

And remember, I am never to busy for your Sacramento area real estate referrals. www.peggyurieff.com


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How do you like them Apples?

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As I attend Buffini events, the most common question I get from people is what is my favorite pop-by gift idea.  For Fall, I love to give baskets of apples.  I buy simple apple baskets from the dollar store and fill them with 5-7 apples.  A great thing to include with the basket is an apple recipe, a list of U-pick apple orchards, or an apple slicer.  We live close to the many orchards in Apple Hill located in Camino, CA, so we pick the apples for my clients each year with our daughters.  I also include a picture of my girls picking the apples.

TAGLINE: “No matter how you ‘slice’ it,
you and your referrals are the ‘core’ of my business.”

Here is a great apple pie recipe to go along with the basket. 

Rustic Apple Pie
This double-crusted pie is made in a springform pan,
making it more like a mile high apple pie… a great showpiece dessert!!!
Ingredients

Crust:
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3⁄4 cup vegetable shortening
6 to 7 tablespoons ice water
Instructions

Filling:
4 pounds tart apples (such as Granny Smith),
peeled, cored and sliced
½ cup all-purpose flour
1½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
Cinnamon-sugar (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. To prepare the crust, mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir gently and gather into two balls, one abouttwice as large as the other.
3. Roll out larger ball on a lightly floured surface until it is large enough to cover the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan, with about 2 inches of overhang. Roll the smaller dough ball into a 9-inch circle.
4. To prepare the filling, combine apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt; toss well. Spoon into prepared crust. Sprinkle pieces of butter on top. Place top crust over filling. Fold overhang evenly around the top crust. Cut 10 to 12 slits in top crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar if desired. Bake about 1 hour or until crust is deep golden and the filling oozes through the slits. Serves 12.

And remember, I am never to busy for your Sacramento area real estate referrals. www.peggyurieff.com


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