Sizing Up ” Quickly ” Restaurant Real Estate (the Inside Kind)

OK, so I can’t prove that Realtors get better tables at restaurants.

But, I’ve got a hunch that they/we at least know where they are.

Casing the Room, or “Location, Location, Location”

That’s because the ability to quickly size up the key spaces in a home overlaps nicely with the ability to survey a restaurant’s layout, and instantly divine the best spots.

Of course, “the best spots” depends on what you’re looking for:  privacy, people-watching, or perhaps something else altogether (if you’ve got one or more bickering or crying kids ” and are determined to stick it out ” sometimes the loudest part of the restaurant is best**).

Different Agendas

Not sure what to go for?

A quick rule of thumb is to rule out the least desirable locations.

Those would be anything near the entrance, bathrooms, or too close to the Kitchen ” coincidentally or not, what many restaurants seem to try to give away first, unless/until you push back . . .

**Ditto for breaking up with someone (or, so I’m told).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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