Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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I make sure to never schedule so many homes that a meal time is included. People are too easily confused.

Sorry that your people went MIA !

Jul 21, 2015 10:35 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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It depends. I think an all day tour is exhausting for everyone and like to plan a break so the buyers can talk (get something to eat) and I can regroup and make more appointments.

Jul 21, 2015 01:17 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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No, I don't buy lunch and if it is going to be an extended tour I suggest in advance taking a break from looking as well as a break from each other to regroup.   

I imagine if buyers "left" during that break would be a sure sign, we were not a good match.  Very rude and perhaps they were just looking for a tour of your area and a free lunch.  Good riddance.

Jul 22, 2015 12:29 AM
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Richard Weeks
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I have done that on occassion; however never split up.  Mostly it was with relocation buyers who were on a tight schedule to buy.

Jul 21, 2015 09:53 PM
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 Good Wednesday morning Paul.  Maybe you should've had lunch with them. It's hard to say what turns folks off.

Jul 21, 2015 07:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I think it's okay, I do it if needed.

Though sometimes they buy lunch for me - and can't say no to that!

Jul 21, 2015 02:09 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I have only done an extended one through a meal time one time and yes, I bought lunch.

Jul 21, 2015 12:53 PM
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Mike Rock
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tough one. i am guessing they didnt just leave because you didnt buy them lunch. If out of town, is they fly in to see homes for two days and make an offer. Then yes.. you take them to lunch and buy. (i think) . If out of town is 45 min away and they are thinking about moving...then its a no for me. besides you need time to catch up with msgs and they need time to discuss without you.

Jul 21, 2015 12:18 PM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I usually do. It just seems like the right thing to do. 

Jul 21, 2015 09:46 AM
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William Feela
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I do buy lunch or at least coffee...

Jul 21, 2015 09:40 AM
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Jenna Dixon
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Yes, on a long day, I will offer.  Generally, I try to schedule so that mealtimes are not involved, only because it's a matter of convenience for everyone.

Jul 21, 2015 09:25 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Paul, I work with many relocation families, and on days with the tour over a lunch hour, I do take them.

Jul 21, 2015 09:20 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
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I offer

Jul 21, 2015 09:13 AM
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Paul - That is a funny story, but probably not so funny when it happened. I offer to buy lunch, but more often than not, my clients will want to pay for their own, or even pay for mine.

Jul 21, 2015 09:13 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
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Of course I do, unless they don't want to stop for lunch.  I've had some clients who prefer to stop for an snack instead and that's fine, too.  I always pay.

I bring bottled water and snacks most of the time, too.

Jul 21, 2015 09:08 AM