Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No imposing of rules.  Common sense. Spelling matters too.

Nov 06, 2018 06:41 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

NO CELL PHONES!!

Nov 06, 2018 06:45 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Serve from the right, remove plates from the left.

Nov 06, 2018 06:04 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

No Phone Zone would be the only "rule".  And, if I have my way, no hats in the house or at the table!

Nov 06, 2018 07:08 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Gee whiz Annette, our family always starts diner discussing our days. I can honestly say we genuinely do care! Also your first suggestion is a topic we love to discuss as each of us love learning more about God and our faith from each other.

So in answer to your question the one "off limits" topic may be NO GOSSIP!

Nov 06, 2018 06:37 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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How about no cellphones at the table? 

Nov 06, 2018 06:24 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No cell phones. And watch that spellcheck!

Nov 06, 2018 06:34 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I assume you are talking about civility?

Nov 06, 2018 05:58 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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What is a dinning room?

Nov 06, 2018 08:04 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

No rules needed, we both grew up with an abundance of common sense, and to this day our niece and two nephews have raised their kids that way...no cell phones.  Conversations flow, no agenda to follow. A

Nov 06, 2018 06:45 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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When formally dining, I go around the room asking people to share or answer a question I will pose. The result? We eat physically & intimately

Nov 06, 2018 06:20 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

There are no rules - we simply follow etiquette - mind your manners and that includes no cell phones! 

Nov 06, 2018 08:06 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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be prompt, be curious

Nov 06, 2018 06:54 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

No Cell Phones at any dining table

Nov 07, 2018 12:13 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Shirt and shoes required. 

Nov 06, 2018 02:59 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have no rules for my dining room. No cell phones is a rule for any meal in the house regardless of which room it's being served in. I just don't want to see bad table manners at my tables.

Nov 06, 2018 10:19 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
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Electronic devices stay on the counter in the foyer

Nov 06, 2018 12:45 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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No electronics at the "dinning" room table.  

Nov 06, 2018 10:34 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Well in our home, if I cook, I decide where we sit and eat. And I most always set the table in our dining room and no TV or devices allowed. The dinners are either decidedly romantic (just my bride and I-my son is off to college);

I also use a game called Table Topics sometimes to make it fun.

Nov 07, 2018 07:32 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

A spell checker?

Nov 07, 2018 05:48 AM
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Fin Tatello
Freshairguide - Grand Marais, MN
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Include a dining table

Nov 06, 2018 06:05 PM
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Bob Crane
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Religion and politics are very important, unfortunate that far too many shy away from their responsibilities in both of these areas.

Nov 06, 2018 04:52 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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No cell phones allowed!

Nov 06, 2018 03:15 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Start with removing the extra n from dinning. 

Nov 06, 2018 03:03 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
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We don't have rules but I don't allow bickering! I try to ask what the best thing about everyone's day was at dinner. 

Nov 06, 2018 02:51 PM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
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Install a large flat screen TV for any sporting event that is on. :)

Nov 06, 2018 02:13 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Leave all devices away from the table.  No TV on in the background.  Everyone eats at the same time.  That's how we did it back in my childhood days.   No answering the phone either.

Nov 06, 2018 01:56 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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This is how I picture proper diner conversation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuAUI_0knfk

Nov 06, 2018 10:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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no cell phones.... shut them off....

Nov 06, 2018 08:57 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Eat what's in front of you 

Nov 07, 2018 05:19 AM
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Niks Panchal
Keller Williams - Kirkland, WA
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Big dining space without TV ..Family can talk and share all talks to nearones without any distraction.

Nov 06, 2018 05:10 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer dining rather than dinning.

Nov 06, 2018 02:00 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Carpet under the table that does not show stains.

Nov 08, 2018 12:58 PM
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Valeria Mola
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I am with Michael Jacobs 

Nov 07, 2018 09:05 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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No TV and phones. :)

Nov 07, 2018 08:17 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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We need no rules at our house for family dinners and have very civil gatherings and lively non-confrontational  discussions and conversations. 

Nov 11, 2018 08:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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We have a rule for Thanksgiving Dinner,  All cell phone go in a basket and put in a bedroom till everyone is finish eating.

 

Nov 11, 2018 08:15 AM
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Joan Cox
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Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Being less heavy with the fingers when entering into MLS.

Nov 10, 2018 08:32 AM