Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm pretty much on a first name basis with everyone. This is an extremely rural area. We are very laid back. 

I will also answer to Debbie, Deb or hey you over there. 

Jun 03, 2015 03:58 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Usually 1st names are acceptable unless my clients are elderly (+75) then I will always begin with Mr or Mrs and allow them to direct me.

I don't think I have ever in my life been referred to as Mrs and I wouldn't care for it should it ever happen!

Jun 03, 2015 02:11 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I like first names Jeff. If I remember correctly you are the Relocation dude so you must be comfortable with that title.

Jun 03, 2015 02:02 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

First names.  We keep it friendly and laid back in our area.

Jun 03, 2015 10:38 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

We are a 2nd home/resort market.  Everything here is very casual we even show properties in shorts.

Jun 03, 2015 10:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

It depends on the client.  If they are from another country, there is a protocol to follow especially if they have a title, or if they are from an embassy.  If they were tied to a relighion such as a priest, etc...another protocol needs to be followed.  Most of the time we were happy to use first names, unless there was this type of situations.  A

Jun 03, 2015 01:29 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

First name

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Mr. makes me feel very old.

Jun 04, 2015 09:54 AM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I prefer first names, and clients get bonus points when they remember my dog's name, too! I only wish I could do as well with some of their children. :)

Jun 04, 2015 04:59 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I am first name but I'll take my lead from the client.  If they introduce themselves as Dr. or Mr.or Mrs, then I'll follow suit until or unless they say call me "John."

Jun 04, 2015 04:57 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I am always on a first name basis with my clients. I do have one long term client, who introduced himself as Mr. Quon, so that is what I have always called him. I am find with being addressed as Renee, 

Jun 04, 2015 02:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff -- it depends on the client.   Typically, first name but there have been a few who have introduced themselves as Dr/Mr/Ms/Mrs/Miss and I follow until informed otherwise.   I'm Michael or Mike -- not typically Mikey -- but I'm likely to try anything....once.  

Jun 04, 2015 01:33 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

First names for almost all. I'll be formal with buyers from Asia because of customs so it does depent on nationality.

Jun 04, 2015 01:18 AM
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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 like to be addressed by my first name and do the same with most of my customers unless they prefer an other way.

Jun 04, 2015 12:15 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS After the first meeting, we usually are on a first name basis.

Jun 03, 2015 11:16 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I like to go with first name, and prefer they call me by my first name.

Jun 03, 2015 09:18 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I never assume that a first name is Ok. I am often formal and say MR ... unless they say I can use the firts name.

Jun 03, 2015 09:14 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

For me it all would depend on the client.  The parameters are set in place early and I honor their decision.

Jun 03, 2015 08:33 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. I create an informal way of communicating very early in the relationship, so it becomes a first name basis pretty quick.

Jun 03, 2015 07:52 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - Typically I get to know my clients pretty well and just call them by their first name. They also call me by my first name as well.

Jun 03, 2015 04:28 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Usually, by the first name but I always ask. 

Jun 03, 2015 03:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I use the first name most of the time Jeff Dowler CRS - more of a cultural thing.

Jun 03, 2015 02:10 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

For me, as I'm Gen X, it is almost always first name.  I think I had one person introduce themselves as a Mrs So and So, but that's it.

I really can't imagine calling someone that way. It just feels distant and wrong.  I have no issue writing Dr blah blah blah in the proposal, but no I would not verbalize it.

Jun 03, 2015 01:47 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We are on a first name basis with all our clients.  It makes it personal.

Jun 03, 2015 01:16 PM