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Ice cream truck

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Mobile podcasting studio seeks to turn open houses into block parties

 

We're seeking 10 to 20 "Best of Breed," money-saving real estate web sites and local real estate partners (lenders, inspectors, closing attorneys, etc.) to cosponsor the truck and a menu of marketing opportunities -- from site demos, to sidewalk seminars, to block parties and more. Our goal is to build a bridge between social networking sites and sidewalks by turning any open house into a block party.  (More realestatecafe@gmail.com.)   

 

See full blog post: 11/27/07

 


 

Admittedly, an ice cream truck in Boston during the winter sounds a bit misplaced, but that's why we hope to convert this near "vintage" vehicle into a mobile mapping / podcasting studio.

 

http://www.tabblo.com/studio/stories/view/191345/

 

Before we move to the next step on our business plan, we need to identify repair costs and decide whether to repair the truck in phases with our own limited funds or via an online fund raising strategy.  The truck is much traveled and much loved -- think of it as the "Velveteen Rabbit" of ice cream trucks.  Some rust and needed repairs outside and in, but lots of potential to become at least as appealing as this Hug Mobile:

 

http://www.HugMobile.com

 

Ultimately, we're seeking 10 to 20 "Best of Breed" money-saving real estate web sites and local real estate partners (lenders, inspectors, closing attorneys, etc.) to cosponsor the truck and curbside seminars. Our goal is to turn any open house into a block party.   

 

We'd love to get the truck on the road in time to serve hot chocolate at the Harvard / Yale Game and other tailgating parties but that's probably dreaming.  If we complete the makeover by Valentine's Day 2008, we've got lots of creative ideas and invite yours as well.

 

Anyone interested in sponsoring a design contest to turn this ice cream into a drive-by block party?

 


 

Update:  12/26/07

 

Lowell Automative is estimating the cost to repair the ice cream truck.

 

NEXT STEPS: 

 

1.  Decide whether to repair

 

2.  Launch fund raising strategy, using ChipIn? 

 

3.  Develop a menu of block parties and other special events

 

4.  Begin taking reservations for 2008

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