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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie,

The right answer is NO, but to some people price matters.  Fortunately, we don't have any friends like that.  A

Dec 22, 2015 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

not at all, what matters to me is that someone though about me to give a gift. I am a random gift giver and just do it for no reason except I saw it and thought of the person.

Dec 22, 2015 08:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Richie Alan Naggar   It depends -- I am always happy with a gift that shows someone thought about me and it does not matter if it cost anything "price wise".

But I once had a high maintenance girl-friend --- it really mattered to her!!!

Dec 22, 2015 07:15 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not to me.

Mar 02, 2019 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No! It's the thought that counts. Sometimes a gift can be so precious and it may cost nothing..it can be the gift of someones time. Merry Christmas Richie Alan Naggar.

Dec 22, 2015 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not to us

Dec 22, 2015 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Richie. They say that it is the thought that counts.

Dec 22, 2015 05:34 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - I do not think PRICE really matters much.

However, I am sure there are people who would 'value' the relationship based on 'price'!

Dec 22, 2015 03:00 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

One of my siblings in-laws make a big deal about giving what they consider excellent gifts and it matters very much in their family culture. Christmas is a competition for rating as the "best gifter". Money isn't always the determining factor but to them it does matter.

Not to me!

Dec 22, 2015 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes and no.  For my grandchilren, I keep their gifts at a set price. If I get an unexpected gift from a friend, I could care less what it cost, I appreciate the thought.

Dec 22, 2015 12:05 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I like the receiving thing.  Also giving.  Price doesn't matter unless it's jewelry.

Dec 22, 2015 12:03 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

No I don't think so.  Had a get together with some family tonight and about a month ago I came across some infinity scarfs marked down to $! for a package of 2.  I knew my husbands grandmother would love the red and the black with roses.  She was so excited! apparently she just bought a new black dress and the one with roses is a perfect match.

I also bought many packages, something for grand kids to give teachers.. 

Price doesn't matter.  Another favorite is the chick fli la calendar :-) 

Dec 22, 2015 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's the thought that counts. Today I received an unexpected gift, and I was tickled about it and very honored. 

Dec 22, 2015 10:45 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It shouldn't

Dec 22, 2015 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Richie,
Not at all. A gift is to convey feelings and appreciation. 

Dec 22, 2015 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Not to me

Dec 22, 2015 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, never...

Dec 22, 2015 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It does not matter to me. I appreciate the fact that the person thought of me. I do not like expensive gifts. 

Dec 22, 2015 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar It's the thought that counts and not the material value of the gift.

Dec 22, 2015 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I went to Japan I learned that giving an expensive gift is more about you than it is about them.

Dec 22, 2015 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Absolutely not. It's all about the relationship and the experience of giving ... and when done genuinely, that is priceless.

Dec 22, 2015 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No, not for me.

Dec 22, 2015 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO! I just got a jar of homemade pomegranate and chili jelly from one of my BFFs at County. To dieeeeee! And so thoughtful.

Dec 22, 2015 06:03 AM
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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

A truly personalized choice matters.  Price does not.  

Dec 22, 2015 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

No, the gift comes from the heart, and gifts are meant to be individual, or personalized..or....special to the special person the gift is given to...is my feeling on this whole thing. I also find more pleasure in giving then receiving. Happy Holidays, Richie! You've got some great questions today!

Dec 22, 2015 05:33 AM
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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

Its all thought.  Some of my favorite gifts ever have been some of the least expensive.  I imagine that's the same for most people.  

Dec 22, 2015 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Price is not a factor in receiving.  I never even attempt to figure that out.  Giving, yes.  I have certain limits I'll spend based upon classification of individual.  For example: charities=$15-$25, gift exchanges/hostess gifts=$25 max but depends on the criteria of the exchange, friends=$50-$75 (but there is flexibility), family=No limit.

Dec 23, 2015 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is the thought that is to count.

Dec 22, 2015 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Depends on who is receiving.

Dec 22, 2015 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Usually not, but if something is so low quality that is not "usable", then it's just tacky.

Dec 22, 2015 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Absolutely not! I have always believed and still do, that it is the thought that counts and the gesture that someone chose carefully is more important than the price.

Dec 22, 2015 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It depends who it is coming from, a gift from the heart is always worth more than a costly gift, however if im a kid and i get a home made gift as opposed to that new flashy tech something, i would be let down

Dec 22, 2015 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't believe it should... what matters is thought put into the gift whether giving or receiving. (And, of course, the presentation!)

Dec 22, 2015 09:32 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

When GIVING gifts, price matters when there is a lack of money in the checkbook. I've had a few lean giving years.

When getting gifts, price doesn't matter at all to me. 

Dec 22, 2015 07:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It does ~ depends who is giving/receiving. If it is  your wife/girlfriend ~ you do not want to play that game with her:) 

Dec 22, 2015 03:55 PM