Sunny skies, beautiful desert landscapes, bicultural population, beautiful mountain range, border city, 4 seasons year round.
Welcome to El Paso, TX!
Whenever you have out-of-towners visit El Paso, TX, one of the first things you visit with them is a good restaurant that serves a good ‘ol texan ribeye.
Maybe you drive all the way to Fabens, to Cattleman’s Ranch so they can experience what Texas is.
But, what if those ‘out-of’towners’ want to buy a house?
I met some customers in an Open House. They had just moved in from another state and wanted to buy a house as soon as possible.
“Can you help us?”, they asked us. (My co-worker Javier was leaving the Open House shift and I was just starting mine).
“Yes, we can”.
My co-worker and I decided to work as a team due to lack of time and seeing how anxious they were to find something.
We agreed to meet one Saturday Morning to tour the city, visiting every builder in El Paso. They were tending to buy a brand new house instead of a resale.
So early Saturday morning, my co-worker and I took our clients for a tour of the city.
And then, something funny happened.
We became tourists as well!
Driving around from west to east, questions would arise from them.
‘What beautiful mountains!’, my client explained! She is a wonderful person.
Our clients (an amazing couple from another state) were excited to see what the Real Estate had to offer.
She was a wonderful lady, talkative and with an awesome sense of humor.
He was more quiet, a thinker but we managed to make him smile from time to time.
I was surprised to see how amazing El Paso is!
As realtors, we focus on selling homes, property.
I never realized that by taking out of town clients on a city tour we were also selling the city!
We drove them everywhere.
We even drove them really close to the border so they could take a look at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
They got to take a picture of the big red X and of the beautiful mexican flag.
After visiting many builders, neighborhoods, houses, we started getting hungry.
“How about some mexican food? Real mexican food?’, my coworker suggested.
“Fine by us!”, they agreed.
We took them to Barrigas, a real mexican restaurant (that is, no yellow cheddar cheese on anything!)
I personally got to be grateful to live in a beautiful city like El Paso.
My co-worker and I make a good team when it comes to entertaining.
I think our clients felt how warm and welcoming the people from this city can be.
I can assure you that from now on, even if my clients are El Paso natives, I will sell them the city so they can feel that sense of pride of living here.
City of El Paso: SOLD!