I go out to eat for a quick lunch most days during the week. I like to be out and back, quick and have a decent meal. Just recently, maybe 4 weeks ago, a Chipotle Mexican Grill opened less than a mile from our Solutions Real Estate office in Carlsbad California. I had eaten at Chiptle before, though the food was good, but where I was it was just not convenient to go there on a regular basis.
So, my first visit provided me a business lesson that i think we can all benefit from, no matter what business or industry we are in. So, I get to the counter, order a salad, select my beans, my meat, my salsa, cheese, and sour cream. I see guacamole, so I order it too. The server says that will be extra. I asked how much and she said something like $1.79... I was a bit disgusted because I don't really ever like to be up sold, so I said never mind. The manager was there and told her to give it to me anyways... For starters, I was satisfied with how much guacamole they gave me. But the real lesson in all of this is... I have been back to that Chipotle at least 8 times, and every time since then I have asked for the guacamole. When I order it, I even say something like, "I will have the guacamole for an extra charge."
That simple gesture and business decision is one we can all learn from. What can we do, in our own business, regardless of what business it is, to give up a little to make a lot? Just yesterday, I was shared a story, and in the story there was a comment or a quote that said something about making decisions to run your decision for a quarter or a century and don't make decisions for the quarter. Think about it for a moment, it makes a lot of sense.
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I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for everything you helped us with during the process of purchasing our new house at 2203 E. Crest Ln. This isn't our first rodeo together but I'm always impressed with how helpful you are at every step and that you keep us up to date on exactly what is going on and what to expect next, whether it's with the lender, title company, seller agent, etc.I always know what is going on and it's because of you!
At every point in the process, I felt comfortable not only that you were available to answer my questions but confident that you would go to bat for me if I had any concerns about any part of the process.
As always, I will mention your name to anyone who is thinking about buying or selling and would provide my highest recommendation to anyone who is in the market.
Thank you again and next time we're looking to buy or sell, you'll hear from us. Thanks!