Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -  (Madeline Island Realty)

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Barbara Todaro
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cutco is a good quality knife.... I never gave knives or anything that could come back and bite me on the butt.... or slice my throat in court!!! one never knows today.....

Apr 03, 2016 02:33 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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No, I do think the Veg-a-Matic is still the best

Apr 03, 2016 02:00 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I have Cutco. Pricey but very good Q

Apr 02, 2016 11:39 PM
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Michael J. Perry
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Our steak knives are still going strong some 25+ yrs. later !

Apr 02, 2016 11:38 PM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
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Not sure if I would prchase knives as a closing gift.

Apr 03, 2016 02:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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No. I personally would not give a "gift" to anyone with my name and/or logo on it.  It would be more personalized to THEM ... not me. 

Apr 03, 2016 01:14 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Quality product but very pricey.  Fortunately they last forever.  

My hubby bought set from college freshman who was trying to raise $$$.  We still have the knives but the kid didn't complete first semester.  Ugh!

Apr 03, 2016 01:05 AM
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James Dray
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I give a cutting board and a Cutco knife at all my closing over 100K.  If there are any less than 100K they get a cutting board regardless.  They IMHO a great gift and I have a supply of them 

Apr 03, 2016 12:09 AM
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Kathy Streib
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I have two of the knives that I bought years ago and like them. 

Apr 02, 2016 11:48 PM
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Richard Weeks
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I have not.  I have seen a demo at some courses I have taken.

Apr 02, 2016 11:31 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

No, we have not done this, nor have I seen it done.  Today giving 'sharp objects' (HA!) is not something that I consider, though Cutco has an excellent reputation Eric Kodner.

Apr 03, 2016 02:58 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Eric,

According to legend giving knives as a gift can cut the friendship unless you also include a coin.  I don't like giving anyone a knife as a gift.  I have seen them, and heard praise about them.  It is just our opinion, as we like picking out our own knives when we need one.  A

 

Apr 03, 2016 01:57 AM
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Sam Shueh
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yes.... There are better gifts......

Apr 03, 2016 12:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Nope

Apr 02, 2016 11:41 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As most people buy a knife they like it is not an item I would purchase as a closing gift.

Apr 02, 2016 11:25 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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I have not but I have seen the presentation at a couple of events and passed. Sorry to hear the order was not satisfactory, Eric.   

Apr 02, 2016 11:20 PM
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susan paige
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My set is over 30 years old and still growing strong. My sister received an engraved carving knife for a closing gift and thought it was great. She uses the knife and doesn't have to look around to find the name and number of that awesome realtor.

Apr 04, 2016 08:13 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Never have, but think they are a quality gift!

Apr 03, 2016 10:25 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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No.

Apr 03, 2016 09:48 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Eric. I don't give out closing gifts, hopefully my service is sufficient.

Apr 03, 2016 06:57 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I haven't but my sister has some and loves them.

Apr 03, 2016 06:40 PM
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Bob Crane
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Sorry to hear that Eric, hopefully the will get it right next time.

Apr 03, 2016 04:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Eric Kodner they claim to be very successful for closing gifts - and I believe them.

Though I have never bought it, I have seen many agents buying this gift (specially engraved) for their life-time memories.

Apr 03, 2016 03:14 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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While they are a quality item, I would never give knives as gifts.  I have a full set of the Cutco knives and use them daily.  Great product and quality.  Price is a bit more than I think they are worth. 

Apr 03, 2016 02:36 PM
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No haven't purchased.  I purchase Lumio as closing gifts 

Apr 03, 2016 02:36 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I would never in my life give a knife as gift

Apr 03, 2016 01:33 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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No, I have not had any experience with Cutco and after your review, I probably won't!

Apr 03, 2016 01:21 PM
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Carol Williams
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Had a rep come to our office, but never purchased any.  

Apr 03, 2016 12:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I have seen the displays at trade shows but never ordered any as I thought the cost was high and didn't want that kind of investment inside a drawer and rarely seen.

Apr 03, 2016 12:17 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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No I haven't Eric Kodner but we were talking about this in my office a few weeks ago and a few people do it and even monogrammed ones.

Apr 03, 2016 11:37 AM
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William Feela
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I have not

Apr 03, 2016 10:45 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I love CUTCO - and I just got a referral for a buyer from my CUTCO rep so that may tell you how much I support CUTCO - I give it as gifts and I use it myself ALL the time!

Apr 03, 2016 08:27 AM
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No.

Apr 03, 2016 07:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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We were talking about this about a month ago for closing gifts. I think it's outrageous! They better chop vegetables & meat all by themselves for that price. 

Apr 03, 2016 05:15 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I have and still give them out.  I think they are great and my customers love them.

Apr 03, 2016 04:42 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I personally own Cutco knives and have for two decades. They are expensive but quality is great and they are as sharp today as they were 20 years ago. That being said, I simply won't give knives as a gift to anyone. It may just be a superstition... but I feel it's bad luck to gift knives.

Apr 03, 2016 04:25 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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They don't fit the needs of my clientele so I am not a purchaser of them but the quality and price are commensurate with the hands on service our longtime local representative provides. A well designed and balanced knife that virtually lasts forever, where can you find that in a gift at any price Eric.

Apr 03, 2016 04:08 AM
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Roy Kelley
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No. However, my wife has purchased some for her own use.

Apr 03, 2016 01:51 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Pricey but good gift - people love them. I've had no issue with their services, etc. And a tax deduction

Apr 03, 2016 01:26 AM
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Joe Pryor
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I haven't but they display at state conventions and they seem very good.

Apr 02, 2016 11:19 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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I haven't purchased them for a client, however I used to sell them (many, many years ago). It is a quality product.

Sep 30, 2016 03:39 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
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The Slap Chopper.  Just kidding.  No knives though, although quality is great, it seems dangerous.  First time home buyers ussually get gift card to a major chain hardware store because they'll probably need it.  Other buyers, maybe a bottle of something something in a gift  basket if I know they drink.  Yes, it's dangerous too... use in moderation. 

Apr 05, 2016 02:11 AM
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Joan Cox
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I did buy a set a while ago, and thought they would engrave them, but you have to buy THREE sets before engraving.    I thought they were pretty pricey.

Apr 04, 2016 11:55 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Knives don't sound like a good Feng Shui-type gift... 

Apr 04, 2016 11:16 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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I purchased some at a trade show.  The quality is good but I agree that the price is too high.

Apr 03, 2016 03:44 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

In all fairness, my clients who have received these knives have spoken highly about their quality. A couple clients have asked if I can get them another one!

Oct 01, 2016 05:06 AM