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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Bathroom breaks 

Jun 24, 2015 01:15 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, we do plan for lunch, and no we don't hesitate to pick up the check.  A

Jun 24, 2015 12:57 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes-for health, energy & sanity. But, not typically with the clients, unless they are flying in for the day, otherwise the meals are for me in the buffer zones I build in between each tour of homes. I do have some old school clients that offer to treat me, so I'll go with them if time permits. I only give my buyer 2.5 hours per tour and I build in buffer zones between for meals & COO office duties. (Thanks for inspiring this:

One example of how my Saturday can look:

9-11:30 am Tour 1

11:30-12:30 Lunch & Calls/E-mails returned.

12:30-3:00 pm Tour 2

3:00-3:30-Snack Break & Calls/E-mails returned.

3:30-6 pm Tour 3

6pm+ write any offers produced by tours and Docusign them to buyers.

Now with Relo-buyers, I Block out 1/2 a day to a full day and the schedule looks tha same as above, but the breaks are with my clients and I don't make other calls nor e-mails. In that case my e-mail auto responder & phone greeting let people know I won't be replying until after my last appointment, which essentially is the "finish time" with that Relocation client.


Jun 24, 2015 12:51 AM
The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
Nowhere But Here

I never miss a meal.  I've learned to take care of myself.  No one else will.  As far as who pays, it depends on the client.  However, in my experience, the first time client who offers to pay is usually doing it because they have no intention of buying and feel quilty.  Cofee breaks only if it's been a long day and it's late.

Jun 24, 2015 12:48 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not plan half days with any lunch breaks. I do plan or at least offer to stop for a potty break or water break.

Jun 24, 2015 10:41 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I don't plan for a lunch or coffee break unless requested and if it's a long series of showings.  I also wouldn't pay for a large group, possibly for my customers depending on the circumstances.

Jun 24, 2015 03:48 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

I absolutely have my Iced Coffee to kick off the day in the morning, then in between if I get the chance I will grab a small bite to eat on the go, unless there is a cancellation of an appointment. I'll usually bend around others schedule if requested, and it never hurts to ask if they would like to join me for coffee or lunch.

Jun 24, 2015 02:32 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

I do when possible so you have time to sit and discuss what you have seen...what they are thinking...are we headed in the right it time to write an offer...etc.

Jun 24, 2015 02:28 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Years ago a seasoned agent told me "never let them take you to lunch, it's their way of clearing their conscience because you're getting dumped".

Jun 24, 2015 01:25 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is offered, but many buyers just want to focus on the task at hand.

Jun 24, 2015 01:23 AM