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Rainmaker
1,667,326
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only if the recipient's name is Charley Weaver.

Dec 22, 2015 02:11 AM
Ambassador
1,875,058
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Only if you know the person well enough to know they imbibe in alcohol.

Dec 22, 2015 01:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,178,943
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I think so. I give a self bottled local wine to my clients.....We still have a few wineries in the neighborhood.

The custom label sticker with my name & this photo on it costs as much as wine..... That is another story.

Dec 22, 2015 01:29 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For some people, not for me.

Mar 01, 2019 10:53 PM
Rainer
224,119
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Richie Alan Naggar my most recent client asked for a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue.  Ok ... Whatever 

Dec 27, 2015 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,264,590
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Only for those you know will appreciate this gift.

Dec 22, 2015 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,549,405
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My favorite answer: depends:) For Russian and Armenian clients it would be quite acceptable. 

Dec 22, 2015 04:15 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's a great gift, unless the recipiant doesn't drink.  I try to find out first.

Um, make mine Gray Goose!

Dec 22, 2015 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

If you know the person enjoys it, yes. 

Dec 22, 2015 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

LOL...I gave wine as a gift to my broker and his wife at our company dinner. His wife freaked out. I found the bottle in another part of the state on my travels. His wife freaked out because she can't find that wine around here and had it on her travels to the state of PA. She absolutely loved it. And didn't know where she was going to get it. Serendipity? It sure was. 

Dec 22, 2015 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

To the right person yes

Dec 22, 2015 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,371
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Depends who the recipient is.  A

Dec 22, 2015 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

If I'm the recipient, YES.   

Dec 22, 2015 07:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar It depends on the person.

Dec 22, 2015 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes .

Dec 22, 2015 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,235
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is a good gift it you know the receivers taste. So giving me Asti Spumante is going to make me defriend you on Facebook.

Dec 22, 2015 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
6,966,313
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Alcohol is not the best gift unless you definitely know the preferences of the recipient.

Dec 22, 2015 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,542
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

To people who do not have a problem with it, yes.

Dec 22, 2015 05:32 AM
Ambassador
1,009,671
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

It can be.  Someone bought me a really great bottle of scotch because they know I love it....1 bottle's lasted me a full year and still has plenty left.  

Dec 22, 2015 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,651
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not if you're giving it to someone who's in AA!  

Dec 22, 2015 03:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,440,156
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If you know the client or person drinks than fine. Otherwise try a bottle of wine with cheese and crackers; you will know in a hurry!

Dec 22, 2015 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
791,831
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

I think it depends on the person the gift is for. Novelty bottles are always good gifts for the bottle collector, if the person isn't a drinker..

Dec 22, 2015 03:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,424,950
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, my address is in my profile and I prefer 18y/o (or older) single barrel Scotch. 

 

Definitely depends on the person.  We used to get wine all the time.  Just try to know the person to see if it would be appropriate and be ready to appologize if you give it to an AA member or prohibitionist by accident!

Dec 22, 2015 03:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,509,610
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I think wine is a perfect gift. Limit hard liquor to those I know well!

Dec 22, 2015 02:43 AM
Rainmaker
598,080
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

if you know they will enjoy it..if not keep it...win/win

Dec 22, 2015 02:29 AM
Rainer
42,520
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Sure...If the recipient drinks...Why not?

Dec 22, 2015 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
212,705
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

For some I suppose, I don't drink at all anymore so it would just be for decorations if I got any.

Dec 22, 2015 02:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,300,798
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think it depends on who is getting the gift.

Dec 22, 2015 02:19 AM
Rainmaker
938,355
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It depends. I bring cases of wine and spirits to our escrow officers and local lenders. They love it and they always tell me about the occasion they partake. :D
You do have to know the person well enough to know if they imbibe, though. When in doubt, leave it out.

Dec 22, 2015 02:18 AM
Rainmaker
868,138
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not usually, but it could depend on well you know the recipient. Do you both visit wineries, breweries, etc to test new products and flavors? if so, alchohol might be ok as a gift.

Dec 22, 2015 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
797,207
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I would have to be certain that the person drinks alcohol and what their favorite would be.

Dec 22, 2015 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
686,975
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Only if you are invited over for dinner. As a "gift", wouldn't do it.

Dec 22, 2015 01:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,278,254
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Richie, depends on the person.  I have been known to give cookies or wine.

Dec 22, 2015 01:38 AM
Rainmaker
914,708
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My preference is NO to the gift of alcohol.

Several issues must be considered.

Is the selection ICONIC

Does it possess special significance to the reciepiant?

Will it be consumed while visiting?

Based on the responses the answer could be yes.

 

Dec 22, 2015 01:38 AM