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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I was always taught if you were invited to another's house bring something.

 

Feb 28, 2016 03:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Take wine and watch it disappear !!! 

Feb 28, 2016 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would never go to anyone's home empty handed.... family, friends, business people....it doesn't matter what the occasion might be either....

Feb 28, 2016 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

Like Noah Seidenberg we always bring something.  It does not have to be a present for the birthday person/  We bring flowers, wine, or whatever the spirit moves us to bring!  A

Feb 28, 2016 03:34 AM
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1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

My answser is the same as Raymond E. Camp 

Feb 28, 2016 03:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I'll take one from someone else who brought one if the person truly doesn't want presents - that's what friends are for! 

Feb 28, 2016 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No but if appropriate I might bring wine of a food item and a funny card.

Feb 28, 2016 06:36 AM
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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

Flowers, libations or a card. Respect their wishes.

Feb 28, 2016 04:59 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would always take something, say a nice bottle of wine

Feb 28, 2016 03:36 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No, I wouldn't bring a birthday gift but I'd probably bring flowers for the Hostess. 

Feb 28, 2016 11:20 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It depends on the person.  I'd probably bring a bottle of bubbly.

Feb 28, 2016 10:00 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I wouldn't show up empty handed. I would probably take a bottle of wine. 

Feb 28, 2016 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

No gift, though I would bring a card, and I would bring a Hostess Gift Will Hamm.  I bring a Hostess Gift even if it's a potluck and I'm bringing a food dish. 

Feb 28, 2016 08:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, but I might bring a bottle of wine for the party.

Feb 28, 2016 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes

Feb 28, 2016 08:11 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

Will,
If I knew of a favorite charity or cause I might make a donation and give them a card to let them know.

Feb 28, 2016 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I would bring something even if it was some sweets...

Feb 28, 2016 05:39 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We bring something.

May 30, 2019 11:16 PM
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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

I would have imagined gifts were brought, no matter if they were asked not to.

Feb 29, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I always bring something. If a party with no requested presents, wine or flowers come to mind. Enjoy your day!

Feb 29, 2016 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Typically bring something to the house but not a "gift".

 

Feb 29, 2016 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I might take a bottle of wine.

Feb 28, 2016 09:47 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There are many reasons such a request would be made.

One reason could be to make others who would be attending not feel like dirt.

So the request made is a request to honor/respect the person. A card is not a present. In such cases I will apply my alleged writing skills and create a message of meaning for the guest of honor. I do understand, this is a greater investment than grabbing a bottle out of the store cooler.

If you do not ask questions, you don't know the harm that could be caused.

Feb 28, 2016 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Happy Birthday Will!  You weren't left out were you?

Feb 28, 2016 09:04 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

You can take flowers.

Feb 28, 2016 08:31 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

 I am with Raymond.

Feb 28, 2016 06:34 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Usually something drinkable or edible that is special, to share at the party or for them to enjoy later.

Feb 28, 2016 04:45 PM
Rainmaker
533,500
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

in those cases I take a bottle of wine, if all else fails I will drink it myself, lol.

Feb 28, 2016 02:23 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Will Hamm - it says 'NO PRESENTS' so guests are not expected to bring the present.

Even if they bring, one can politely decline, I guess.

Of course, it's from someone very close....may be, I'll take it.

Feb 28, 2016 02:15 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

depends on who the person is

Feb 28, 2016 01:31 PM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Something thoughtful 

Feb 28, 2016 12:22 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

No.   If they say no presents, I may invite them to a lunch or dinner sometime on me.

Feb 28, 2016 11:37 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I always bring something..even if they say no presents..it's always in good taste to bring something to the hostess.

Feb 28, 2016 11:34 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes... I was raised never to go to someone's home with empty hands. When my mother was alive she never would come to my home for dinner without bringing a little something, even if only a couple of roses for a bud vase.

Feb 28, 2016 10:47 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

NO I would try to honor the person's wishes.

Feb 28, 2016 09:59 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Nope.

Feb 28, 2016 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no

Feb 28, 2016 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It never hurts to have an emergency gift card in the car just in case.

Feb 28, 2016 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I wouldn't.  If I felt that I just HAD to give a present, I would do it at another time.

Feb 28, 2016 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, they set the rules since it is their birthday.

Feb 28, 2016 06:32 AM
Rainer
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

No, I wouldn't take a gift if they requested no gifts.

Feb 28, 2016 05:47 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

No.

Feb 28, 2016 03:40 AM