A Taste of Delaware Beer and Taffy Tasting Event

Michael Kennedy

Exploring the East Coast: Networking and Noshing with Compass Realtors

In the world of real estate, connections are key. Whether it's forging relationships with clients or collaborating with fellow agents, networking lays the foundation for success. Recently, I had the pleasure of embarking on a whirlwind journey along the East Coast, visiting Compass offices in both Montclair, New Jersey, and New York City. The aim? To showcase the wonders of Delaware while indulging in some delicious treats from the First State.

A Taste of Delaware Beer and Taffy Tasting Event

February saw me at the Compass Montclair office, where I hosted a 'Taste of Delaware' event. The setting was perfect – a gathering of over 20+ agents eager to learn about what makes Delaware such a unique destination. But it wasn't just about words; it was about experiences. Guests were treated to a delightful sampling of Delaware's finest offerings, from its rich and diverse microbrewery selections to the sweet nostalgia of authentic taffy.

The event was not only an opportunity to indulge in culinary delights but also a chance to foster connections and share insights. As agents mingled, discussions veered from property trends to the hidden gems of the Delaware landscape. It was clear that the allure of the First State was sparking interest among realtors from neighboring regions.

Expanding Horizons in NYC

March brought me to the bustling heart of New York City, where the Compass NYC office played host to another Taste of Delaware event. This time, the excitement was palpable as agents eagerly anticipated not only the delectable treats but learning more about why Delaware is such a great state to purchase real estate in! As a cherry on top, Corey and I got a tour of Compass HQ from CEO Robert Reffkin himself, who even dropped by our event! 

The tasting event was a hit, with attendees savoring the flavors of Delaware while engaging in lively conversations about the real estate landscape. From beachfront properties to charming urban enclaves, the diversity of Delaware's offerings was on full display. It was evident that the event had succeeded in piquing the interest of agents keen to explore new opportunities beyond their familiar territories.

Building Bridges, Highlighting Listings

Beyond the culinary delights and camaraderie, these trips served a broader purpose – to forge connections and highlight the benefits of Delaware real estate. By networking with realtors from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, I aimed to showcase the unique advantages of investing in Delaware properties. From favorable tax policies to a high quality of life, there was much to discuss and discover.

Moreover, these events provided a platform to spotlight various listings under my purview. Whether it was a picturesque coastal retreat or a charming historic home, each property had its moment in the spotlight, capturing the imagination of agents seeking new opportunities for their clients.

Looking Ahead

As I reflect on these recent travels, I'm reminded of the power of networking and collaboration in the world of real estate. By bridging geographical boundaries and sharing insights, we not only expand our horizons but also create opportunities for growth and innovation. And as I look ahead, I'm excited to continue forging connections, highlighting listings, and showcasing the wonders of Delaware to a wider audience. After all, in the world of real estate, the journey is just as important as the destination.


For 2021 Michael and his team surpassed $52 Million in sales volume making them one of the top 10 teams in all of Southern Delaware.

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