Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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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

YES x 8.
Never fast food. We have wonderful bistros and gastropubs. 3 faves are owned by clients. And if it's a VIP, a more upscale place. Every one of our casinos has fine dining.
Going tomorrow with two Brokers, celebrating a birthday. Business will be discussed. 🍷

Dec 03, 2018 04:08 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Not with any regularity. 

Dec 02, 2018 08:57 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Sometimes Fred Griffin but not as often as I should. Usually in a local reasonably priced Mom & Pop eatery

Dec 03, 2018 05:36 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not often since driving in L.A. can take a huge chunk of a day, and.... never fast food and rarely upscale since it is the most time consuming. A coffee shop is a convenient choice or organic/farmers spot. 

Dec 02, 2018 11:34 PM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

I like to meet people for lunch... most of the time small restaurants in the neighborhood. Not a big fan of fast food and coffe shops since you can't really sit down and have a proper chat.

 

Dec 03, 2018 05:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

when I was very active, I had lunch with my builders, often.... they paid!!  nice restaurants.... or at the country club...they were all members and I ate there often.... no wonder I needed to get healthy!!!!!!!!!

Dec 03, 2018 04:38 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Rarely. I really don't eat much in terms of lunch.

Dec 03, 2018 03:15 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If the opportunity and need arises, we stop for lunch, but that is seldom the focus.

Dec 02, 2018 10:01 PM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A

Nice tie and jacket,  yes I do business lunches and no I don’t eat fast food.  Getting out in public places is good for marketing. 

Dec 03, 2018 04:15 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Rarely... I just don't "do" lunch. 

Dec 03, 2018 03:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sometimes but not upscale .

Dec 03, 2018 03:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I take visiting investors to one place tyoicalkly which is a family who relocated from Syria and have a fantastic restuarant. Even the Israelis love the hummus.

Dec 03, 2018 06:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Rarely if ever with clients. Do go for drinks & lunch with loan officers on occasion so we can catch up on the newest stuff.

Dec 03, 2018 05:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I have always preferred meetings at my office. 

Dec 03, 2018 05:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Frequently. Typically the nearest place with a water view not requiring reservations. I try to stay away from 'formal' restaurants because they tend to result in unnecessarily long meet ups.

Fast food - never.

Franchise - like china made shoes, they are hard to avoid.

Dec 03, 2018 05:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not too often.

Dec 03, 2018 05:01 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Yes, occasionally.  Usually a business casual type of establishment.  

Dec 03, 2018 04:38 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Very few upscale lunches any longer. Do occassionally grab a fast food lunch and 30 minutes of conversation.

Dec 03, 2018 03:39 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Network

Realtor to realtor

Not much luncheon with clients anymore.  Time is off essence.

Dec 02, 2018 11:14 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes I do usually in nice places.  No fast food restaurants. 

Dec 03, 2018 08:46 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Non on a regular basis and it would NOT be fast food!

Dec 03, 2018 08:06 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

Most of my business lunches are with builder/developers Fred Griffin . If I lived near any other active Active Rainers I'd enjoy a lunch on occassion. I'd probably go broke if I lived in NC (although it doesn't appear my BARFF eats much). 

Dec 03, 2018 07:43 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

Yes, Fred. I'm a big believer in breaking bread with my sphere. I love going to new restaurants and sharing that experience with someone from my sphere.

I rarely go franchise and definitely not fast food. Some just want to grab coffee instead and some prefer meeting for wine. In those cases, local coffee houses or wine shops - no franchises.

Dec 03, 2018 06:45 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

A lot of loan officers, closing companies and such invite me to lunch. most often i am inviting builders or agents i am trying to recruit to lunch.  l like casual, not fast food but not too stuffy either, 

Dec 03, 2018 06:15 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I meet with my lawyer's team at least once per week for lunch, sometimes up to three.  Plus Sunday Night Football and maybe even a Thursday game.  We also hit up the range sometimes.

 

Full disclosure: I've been friends with my lawyer and her husband for 20 years or so now (Yikes, I'm old!).  Long before they were in real estate.

Dec 03, 2018 08:53 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Yes, yes, yes... all of it. BUT, we don't wear ties in Phoenix...

<-------- OOOOPpppppssss, excpet for taking photos, it's just pretend....

Dec 03, 2018 08:33 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Yes.  We do not eat fast food.  And some franchises, we like and some we do not. We pick those that have character and reasonable prices.  If we visit your neck of the woods, we would ask for your suggestions when we take you and your wife out.  A

Dec 03, 2018 08:10 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

Not very often.

Dec 03, 2018 08:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Used to do this quite often...now I dont need a reason or a time to eat. 

Dec 03, 2018 07:32 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I won't say fancy fancy, for sure it is not a fast food places.

Dec 03, 2018 01:23 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No no fast food. 

Dec 03, 2018 12:32 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Fred yes and I've been doing so for many years.  Never a fast food place - don't like those places and even if I did it doesn't speak business lunch to me. As for what type of lunch, well that depends - some are on the higher end but most are cool 'local' places that everybody loves here in Phoenix.  I know my folks so I typically know what they'd prefer. And I will also ask them if they have a preference if I don't know them well - which has been fun too!

Dec 03, 2018 11:43 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This time of year, I am catching up with people I haven't seen in a year.   It depends on the person where we meet.

Dec 07, 2018 07:41 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Clients and networking people that I can do business with.  We do like a breakfast house in the afternoon.

 

Dec 05, 2018 11:15 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

sometimes I cook for them.  Several AR members have eaten in the kitchen at my office.  I'm feeling a cooking day coming on for tomorrow.

Dec 04, 2018 09:36 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It really depends on the situation e.g. when driving around, it could be a sandwich deli; if it's to celebrate a closing, it would be a nice restaurant, preferably lunch. 

Dec 04, 2018 05:47 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Business lunch is great. Usually midscale. I have found that it's a great way to build rapport and get to know a person without as much posturing that can happen in a formalized business setting.

Dec 04, 2018 05:16 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Only if I have to otherwise I don’t do lunches as it’s a huge chunk out of the day.  I do other times such as client events that I host and I’m involved in many charities that I get together with others that I either do business with or colleagues. 

Dec 03, 2018 09:13 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I. Never. Ever. Ever. Eat. Fast. Food. 

Dec 03, 2018 08:12 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I don't do as many business lunches as I should.

Dec 03, 2018 08:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

All above...at a local dinner

Dec 03, 2018 06:21 PM