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Should I Have Left Business Cards on These Cars?

Sunday night, my wife and I enjoyed dinner outdoors at one of our favorite Old Town Alexandria restaurants, The Fish Market, where we dined on one of our favorite dishes, the Seafood Bake.  We were treated to our own private car show there on King Street.  The white Rolls Royce was parked right in front of us the entire time.

Then... it was joined by a red Ferrari which pulled in behind it halfway through our meal.  Just about every guy walking up and down the street took a photo of these two luxury vehicles.

Rolls Royce and Ferrari in Old Town Alexandria

After dinner, I considered leaving one of my real estate business cards on the windshield or front seat of each car with a little note asking if either of these car enthusiasts were looking for a luxury townhouse in Old Town Alexandria with a garage to house their precious cars.

Rolls Royce and Ferrari in Old Town Alexandria

What do you think?  Should I have left a business card on each of these cars? (I didn't!)

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Comment balloon 10 commentsBrian Block • March 24 2010 02:59PM


Nah, they spent all their disposable income on the CARS. Hahaha!

They are beautiful and so is your 'downtown' from the pics. :)

Posted by Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker) over 8 years ago

Be glad you didn't leave a card there, Brian. The owner(s) of these cars cleary have a huge ego and probably talk up a storm to the people they know. Leaving your business card would only serve to annoy them, since you would be distracting from what they want everybody on the block to see. Then they would tell all who listen about "the annoying Realtor named Brian Block who actually put a business card on my beautiful car". Negative publicity isn't always good publicity.


The best move would have been to try and wait it out until the owner returns, and ask if they need a home with a big enough driveway and garage to properly take care of these cars.

Posted by Dave Kohl, Real Estate Advertising & Marketing Expert (First In Promotions) over 8 years ago

No not me, did you? or are you just playing around with us.


Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 8 years ago

No Missy, I did not leave my card.  Though I did think about it and my wife thought I should have...

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 8 years ago

Brian, not a bad idea!  People with cars this cool would probably even pass the fun test!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago

OMG! Have you ever seen how owners of expensive cars act if someone just stands too close or breathes too heavily on their paint jobs? Perish the thought of ever ever ever putting something on their cars!!!


Posted by Not In Real Estate Any Longer over 8 years ago

Worst case - they throw it away.  What did you have to lose?  Oh, and you should have left one of mine too.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

I would have.  But I can't believe that they left their cars totally open.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 8 years ago

Hi Brian...As long as you weren't tempted to leave your cards and take the cars.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 8 years ago

Brian, if you had gotten closer, there probably is a surveillance camera which might say you're too getting too close. haahaaa  I encountered that several years ago when I got closer to a car parked in the parking lot but it wasn't a Ferrari or Rolls Royce.

Posted by David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orange County CA (IRN REALTY) over 8 years ago