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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Probably. However, I prefer to give prospects a break on their own for lunch in order to have time to check on messages and make calls.

Jul 31, 2015 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am with Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA - I am happy to buy lunch and with the price point here in DC buyers don't feel badly accepting! 

Jul 31, 2015 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

Yes, of course.  I'm happy to buy lunch for clients.

Jul 31, 2015 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Larry. It would be the right thing to do for me, but a personal decision.

Make it a great weekend!

Jul 31, 2015 08:08 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 Saturday morning Larry. I know some real estate agents who do it some don't.

Jul 31, 2015 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Larry - I have gone to lunch with clients, but they often buy me lunch for me. I offer, but they always say no.

Jul 31, 2015 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Yes, I offer...but then they offer to pay...and I let them.

Eve

Aug 01, 2015 03:10 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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yes and often. I enjoy all facets of our profession. 

Aug 01, 2015 02:44 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

In some instances yes, it does not happen often.

Aug 01, 2015 02:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh, for heaven's sake yes. I often use that time to discuss the homes in more detail.  Get their feedback, etc. 

Aug 01, 2015 02:28 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Yes and I've had them buy me lunch as well. 

Aug 01, 2015 12:59 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Now and then. Certainly not for buyers we just met or have no connection with. But for buyers that are close referrals, sure.

Jul 31, 2015 11:51 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

In certain Club communities where it would be inducive to the sale it could be the tipping point. Therefore, yes, and I owe it to many reciprocal memberships, It's an activity which I've now weaned myself from. 

Jul 31, 2015 10:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Seldom, yet plenty of clients take me out to dinner or lunch.

Especially the big corporate clients with expense accounts.

 

Jul 31, 2015 02:58 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Sometimes yes and sometimes no.  It just depends.

Aug 01, 2015 12:49 PM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Yes I have and would continue to do so in the future . Food is important  especially for diabetics 

Aug 01, 2015 09:05 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Larry Johnston yes, I have done it few times - just to build the relationships. (Though many of them are referred to me, so we know each other most of the time.)

Aug 01, 2015 03:31 AM
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Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
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Not often.

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Tuyet pham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NvjtFLa5lE - East Pharsalia, NY

no

Aug 03, 2015 02:32 PM
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Akash Nayak
kashnayak09 - Airdrie, AB
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Aug 03, 2015 01:02 PM
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Patrick Carolan
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Birmingham/Troy - Birmingham, MI
Servicing Metro-Detroit-Oakland & Macomb Counties

Absolutely,  you should always offer, may times if the clients are a family, they will offer to pay for your lunch as well as theirs. You should offer to pay for everyone, you never want to look cheap in front of your clients.

Aug 03, 2015 12:27 PM
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good boy
ONLINE - Little Compton, RI
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I WANT TO WORK  YOU.

Aug 03, 2015 11:06 AM
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Charles Barrett
West USA Realty - Goodyear, AZ
Buyer's Agent

I personally have not

 

Aug 03, 2015 08:23 AM
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Cindy Lowman
Keller Williams Southern Nevada - Cindy Lowman ~ Team Halo - Henderson, NV

Yes!  Many times.

Aug 03, 2015 07:54 AM
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Lynn Holliday
ERS Elk Grove - Wilton, CA
I love the Vineyard Area! Rural properties Rock!

Not yet.  

Aug 03, 2015 06:22 AM
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Judy Byers
AudioCP - Georgetown, TX
Audio brochures, marketing. Write article, blogs.

Word of mouth.

Aug 03, 2015 04:23 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Definitely if they are here from out of town and we are looking at a lot of houses.  The break provides time to go over what we have seen and get a bead on their line of thinking.  You learn some interesting things over that Whataburger!

Aug 03, 2015 12:40 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Larry Johnston,

No, but I have been invited by them to buy me lunch.

Aug 02, 2015 10:57 PM
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martini vu
le sang - Knox, NY
Chuyen phu kien dien thoai

See you again...

Aug 02, 2015 06:13 PM
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Vladimir Gefter
All Properties Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker serving home buyers and sellers

Always or a Srarbucks coffee

Aug 02, 2015 05:41 PM
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Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

I have bought lunch for clients; but most of my folks are local, and we work around lunch, school pick ups, ball practice, etc.  I work my erands into those gaps as much as ppossible.  I am more inclined to provide gift certificates for supper after they have viewed homes and mom would have to rush home, cook, oversee homework, baths, and bedtime.

Aug 02, 2015 12:47 PM
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Calvin Shropshire
Keller Williams Realty - Chattanooga, TN
Real Estate agent serving the Chattanooga Area!

No.

Aug 02, 2015 10:59 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I have. It's nice to sit down casually and hear their needs and opinions.

Aug 02, 2015 09:27 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I think so.  Probably.  Great question.  

Aug 02, 2015 07:38 AM
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Lea Lagueux
Future Home Realty - Saint Petersburg, FL
Your Tampa - St Petersburg Local REALTOR

Yes I have. And sometimes they have bought me lunch. Here's the weird thing about this. The buyer's who buy me lunch, have almost always 'punked out' later. Not purchased or even totally stopped communicating. The ones that I have bought for have mostly stayed loyal. Needless to say, now when buyers want to buy my lunch, if at all possible, I find an excuse to duck out and meet up with them later. :)

Aug 02, 2015 07:32 AM
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Cathy McClintick
N.B. Andrews and Associates - Scottsdale, AZ
Realtor since 2004 Residential/Commercial

Absolutely!

Aug 02, 2015 06:54 AM
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Keith Ritter
Keller Williams Profesional Partners Glendale AZ Real Estate Peoria/Realtor - Glendale, AZ
602-908-5020 AZ Realtor, Glenndale AZ Real Estate

More times yes then no! Sometimes they buy buy me lunch!!

Aug 02, 2015 05:46 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Most og my investment buyers are either out of state or out of country. Considering that lunch is always on me.

Aug 02, 2015 05:17 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

On occasion, when it was appropriate. It's more time-effective if they bring their own.

Aug 02, 2015 04:58 AM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

If we are looking at several houses and it is lunch time defiately.  It is a great time to discuss the houses we have seen and those remaining on the list.  It is a great chance to get to know them better. Often they offer to pay for lunch.  

 

Aug 02, 2015 04:37 AM