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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

I give everyone a bottle of water.  No cooler no snacks.

 

Jul 11, 2015 11:48 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I never stop.  I let my Buyers know how long we'll be from start to finish and to have them provide for themselves accordingly.

Jul 11, 2015 11:29 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Sometimes I bring drinks and sometimes I take breaks. It al depends on how many homes I show and how full the bladder is during the day. 

Jul 11, 2015 12:05 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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No cooler, no snacks.  If they need a bathroom break they can grab a drink and snack there.  

Jul 12, 2015 12:18 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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We provide cold water and that is it.

Jul 11, 2015 11:54 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I always make a pit stop.  It allows us all to get a drink, use the restroom and what ever else we want.  I wouldn't go through all the trouble of packing a cooler.

Jul 11, 2015 11:54 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have a cooler in the trunk, for drinks don't see the need for snacks.  Summer in TX is very hot.

Jul 11, 2015 11:32 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When I'm with buyers on a showing trip or hosting an open house, the cooler with drinks, fruit and energy bars, stocked properly for the number traveling with me or on my team, is ALWAYs along side. I do not feed those attending an open house.

EXCEPTION: Attendee wants to write an offer I will sit them at the table, provide a refreshing beverage along with the pen.

Jul 11, 2015 10:47 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Debbie. My sense would be to stop along the way if time allows, good opportunity to cement the relationship and get feedback.

Jul 11, 2015 08:00 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Debbie.  Most folks that I know just pack a cooler.

Jul 11, 2015 07:14 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Be well prepared. I have a small cooler too.

Jul 11, 2015 02:56 PM
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Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
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I do it both ways. I like the cooler because I spend less money and drink healthier drinks. However, some days, I just want a fountain drink!

Jul 11, 2015 02:32 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Both, always a cooler (it's hot in GA) with water and we also stop, even if it's back by my office for bathroom breaks.  And we keep bottled water for customers/clients in the refrigerator at work as well.

Jul 11, 2015 01:50 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I have done both. I think it also depends on the buyers. If they have kids a stop might be worth it. 

Jul 11, 2015 01:45 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I always bring water and sometimes other drinks. If it's a full day of touring I'll drop them off for a quick lunch or bring some food. I often use a cooler for long days.

Jul 11, 2015 12:52 PM
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Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
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I offer a bottle of water to take along when we leave. :)

Jul 12, 2015 01:16 PM
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I I would say just to be yourself and just to be polite is an advantage to stopping on the way too.

Jul 12, 2015 12:40 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Debbie, in July and August, cool bottled water is my friend.  I bring it with me.

Jul 12, 2015 12:07 PM
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Praful Thakkar  - We had another ice cream truck open house today which was wonderful for a hot day and lots of activity.

Jul 12, 2015 12:05 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Debbie Reynolds - this is a 'cool' idea....

(I remember a post from Christine Donovan about Ice Cream Carts/Vans  - and planning for couple of open houses soon!)

Jul 12, 2015 08:57 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 the idea of having a cooler with some drinks.  Though, I would stop for snacks if that's a requirement.

Jul 12, 2015 05:48 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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I bring water every day when showing, course I work in the desert in Tucson, AZ.  I will offer to stop and get water along the way as well.  It is normaly for me to show 10+ properties, in 100+ degree searing heat.  It takes a lot out of you, more than people realize.  I had 1st time home buyers a year ago, started at a property I recommended and then proceeded to show them 23 more.  We finished there, and in the end, that is the one he bought.  His girlfriend was passed out in the back of the truck after number 15.  Takes a lot out of you.

Jul 12, 2015 04:29 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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I am not in your position, but i always bring a cooler with water. And if i am showing vacant lots, i usually have a tent set up with folding chairs to relax. a bit different :)

Jul 11, 2015 01:01 PM