Love the Shopping?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

As I am choosing gifts for my clients and family members, I realize that I love the shopping experience.  Finding the good buys, talking with other shoppers or staff, beating the crowds, and staying within my budget, are all positive. Finding just the right thing, is so important

For my clients, I seek out popby gifts.  These are gifts that I purchase, once a month, to bring and give to my clients, friends, relatives, team members or service vendors.  I generally, pass out thirty of these, each month.

For my immediate family, I am always on the hunt for a good holiday gift.  Whether it be Halloween, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Christmas, New Year's Day, St Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, etc.  I may have missed one or two:)  I just love all of the holidays!  When you find a good gift, I have learned to buy it then, and not wait.  Waiting to purchase it, may make you miss from getting it.  I have learned that, a few times over the years.

popbys by Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC from Highland Park Market

Now, here is my challenge.  Packaging the gift.  With my popbys, it's easy to add a ribbon or two, along with a tagline card. Wrapping a gift with paper and ribbons or placing it inside one of those nice gift bags, which depends on the gift (size and/or content.) Either way, that is my task.  Preparing the gifts for delivery, sometimes, takes longer than choosing it.  When the stores offer gift wrapping, I jump up and down with delight!  So much, easier!

The few times that I don't mind the wrapping, are birthday and Christmas presents.  Seeing the expression on the faces of the recipients while they open their gifts, is worth all of the time that I have invested in properly wrapping.  As long as I have my 3M tape (which was taught to me as the best tape that you can use), good scissors and a large space to lay out the paper and gifts, I am good to go:)

Hope that your shopping experiences, lighten up your day!

 

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Sharing the good life,

Frances   

Oh, By the Way...if you know of someone who could use my good services, please send me their contact information.  I will follow-up and take good care of them for you.  I am never to busy for you or your referrals!

 

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Rainer
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Rob Magnotta
Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR - Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist

Client gifts are a lot of fun. I've always found that my clients appreciate the extra thought that goes into them. Nice blog post!

Oct 23, 2011 02:47 PM #1
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

Rob, Thank you:)  Love your area of Cali:)  Just beautiful!

Oct 23, 2011 03:00 PM #2
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Rob Magnotta
Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR - Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist

Hi Frances, Yes, I'm extremely lucky to live, work, and play in the O.C.! The weather and the scenery are tough to beat :-)

Oct 23, 2011 03:12 PM #3
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

. I shop all year long for friends and family. Always looking for quality bargains.

Ceil

Oct 23, 2011 06:21 PM #4
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

Rob, My Brother lived in Huntington Beach, just moved a few weeks ago:)  Still in Cali, but, new town.  Visiting him is always good, especially at that location.

Carl & Ceil, I can't start shopping for the holidays, too early.  I forget where I hide the gifts!  LOL!

Oct 24, 2011 12:41 PM #5
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Buy them right then because if your like me you will forget what it was the next day.

Oct 25, 2011 07:49 AM #6
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

Charles, Yes, I do forget, sometimes:)  I have to remember where I hide them, too!  LOL!  Or, I will find them years later:)  Done that, too!

Oct 25, 2011 07:01 PM #7
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