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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Not really.

Jun 11, 2018 11:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

After the main prayers - and while eating the dinner.

May 27, 2018 09:54 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Oh yes! I am a big believer in the Almighty.

Jan 30, 2018 11:32 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't discuss business in a place of worship.  I ask to talk to the person at a later time.

Dec 01, 2017 06:31 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

parked and reading

Feb 21, 2016 10:00 PM
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Bill Dandridge
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU - Durham, NC
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I not not want to market myself at my church. I have gone as far as having my gmail account set up as a contact, and not my business email.

I think that Jill Murty stated it pretty simply, and I would follow her advice.

Feb 02, 2015 05:35 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

If the conversation turns to real estate I will tell that I am a REALTOR and offer my opinion if it seems appropriate.  I have gotten some clients from church.

Feb 01, 2015 01:37 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hank, I know a lot of agents who get lots of business from their church congregation.  I think you have to be careful to avoid being brash about prospecting - especially at funerals. 

Feb 01, 2015 11:26 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Hank, I never bring up the subject of Real Estate at church BUT I am always willing to discuss it if asked. I do invite people to ask me as I almost always have on my Realtor lapel pin. I also have my coats/jackets embroidered with the Realtor insignia. I think the best CE course I ever took was one explaining that you make sure your sphere of influence knows you sell Real Estate but you NEVER sell them Real Estate unless they ask you to.

Feb 01, 2015 06:51 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am shameless in some ways when talking business.  If someone wants to talk I will offer to go for coffee after service.  Or...Stop by their home...If someone wants to talk I will listen.  But, I will admit, I sneak a sentence in when I can without looking like I am pushing myself.

Feb 01, 2015 03:50 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Everybody wants to talk about real estate. You do not get a chance to draw any lines.

Feb 01, 2015 03:47 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
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Hank - I believe in the soft approach in that people know that I'm an agent (among several in the congregation), so I will let them bring it up and answer any specific questions they may ask, make sure they have my email address or phone, and tell them to let me know if they have any more questions.

Feb 01, 2015 03:16 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

When you meet someone, ask what they do.  That usually prompts them to ask what you do.  Answer the question, but don't make a pitch.

If people like you and know what you do, they'll probably approach you when the time comes.  You do not want to become the guy people avoid.

Feb 01, 2015 02:09 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Hank, I generally don't discuss business at church unless someone ask me for it.

Feb 01, 2015 01:54 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I usually don't discuss politics and religion in business deaings. It does come up at time but I don't reveal what my beliefs are, particularly if I know they conflict with beliefs my client has shared.

Feb 01, 2015 01:35 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
REALTY ONE GROUP - Phoenix, AZ
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would not talk business at church unless i am approached and would get their information and best time to reach them after the service ; assure them that i would be getting back to talk about the issued that they are concerned.

Feb 01, 2015 01:32 AM