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Michael Jacobs
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Hmm - talk about pondering material. I haven't deeply thought about this subject beyond basic hygiene rules.

Mar 05, 2019 12:32 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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How long did you ponder on this question, Paul, before asking it? Maybe Michael Jacobs can write a post around it?  I always have gum in my car... keeps me from snacking. But I don't chew it around clients.

Mar 05, 2019 12:23 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I have tea tree and cinnamon toothpicks. They're made out of birch wood I get them at the health food store and they're wonderful.

Mar 05, 2019 01:03 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul,

What an interesting question.  First thing in the morning, I brush my teeth, so I do not use anything else.  If I have an afternoon appt, I may brush again, and if we are out, I avoid garlic laden food.  So, bottom line, I do not worry about it.  LOL A

Mar 05, 2019 12:22 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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For me or for the client?

Mar 05, 2019 02:16 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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It is important to make a good first impression.

Mar 05, 2019 06:03 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I brush, floss and gargle ... proper hygiene ... so I'm good. Interesting question.

Mar 05, 2019 07:02 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Nothing here, mostly coffee breat

Mar 05, 2019 05:22 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I brush my teeth.  I don't get close enough, nor do I kiss my clients for me to be overly concerned about my breath.  I do not chew gum. 

Mar 05, 2019 02:19 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I just watch what I eat beforehand, e.g. no strong garlic dishes, for example.

Mar 05, 2019 02:02 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I brush at minium 3 X a day & I use mouthwash everyday. Dentists would say I should also be flossing daily. We could all be a little better about flossing. 

Mar 05, 2019 01:46 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Huh never thought about it Paul! So nothing!!

Mar 05, 2019 01:31 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't have an issue with my breath so I don't event give it a thought. 

Mar 05, 2019 12:30 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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cinnamon sugarfree gum....I have it everywhere for everyone....

Mar 05, 2019 12:23 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I carry mints and gum

Mar 06, 2019 06:50 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
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I have Lifesaver mints in my car and purse just in case...

Mar 05, 2019 06:09 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Well, yeh... I do prefer to look and smell good.

Mar 05, 2019 05:43 PM
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Bob Crane
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Sounds like there may be a story behind this question.

Mar 05, 2019 05:35 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I start the day with a shower followed by a premium deodorant and then some cologne. For later on perhaps a spray mist or mint. When it all comes in contact with my natural scent, I take on the character of a flower in bloom. I have often been complimented on my unique "scent" by men who take  second look and women who swoon from it all

Mar 05, 2019 05:31 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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A shot of Ole' Grandad always is a winner!

Mar 05, 2019 04:13 PM
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Carol Williams
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Here's another question, Paul.  How do you tactfully offer a breath mint to a client?

Mar 05, 2019 04:02 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

After lunch, I'd like to mouthwash or get some mints. No onion or garlic for lunch 

Mar 05, 2019 02:08 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I keep both tic tacs and sugar free gum (mentos) in my car and always also offer it to the clients

Mar 05, 2019 12:43 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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I always carry mints with me.

Mar 05, 2019 09:58 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Just the regular....brush, floss and a shot of whiskey.  Ah, just kidding.  I don't really floss.

 

Mar 05, 2019 09:13 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Sugar-free peppermint gum for when I'm not in front of anyone and Altoids in my car for long days or after drinking a cup of coffee in the middle of the day. 

Mar 05, 2019 07:34 PM
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Raj Taj
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"I do the basic usual stuff in addition to a eucalyptus enema every 6 months."

Mar 05, 2019 06:42 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Brushing my teeth.

Mar 05, 2019 06:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Brush your teeth.

Mar 05, 2019 05:00 PM
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Sam Shueh
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Look professional.

Mar 05, 2019 04:14 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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my breath is naturally minty-fresh.

Mar 05, 2019 03:17 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Nothing, typically.  If I've had something heavy in garlic or other noticeable food, then yes.  Often when I do use gum, it's more to help clean stuff from my teeth.

Mar 05, 2019 02:58 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Wing it.

Mar 05, 2019 01:27 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Whatever I had for lunch. If it is really bad, I may swing by the house and brush again, if time is against me & I can't, maybe altoids or some cinnamon gum.

Mar 06, 2019 05:32 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

a swish with Jack Daniels is not a good idea either. I usually do breath mints.

Mar 06, 2019 05:19 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I try not to get that close people, especially in winter with all these colds going around. But I like the mint life savers

Mar 06, 2019 05:19 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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I don't get close enough to worry about it, so I use nothing

Mar 06, 2019 05:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never gave it any thought but have mints in the car!

Mar 06, 2019 04:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Rotate the rear view to check for leafy things that may be clinging to my pearly whites. If I had the garlic shrimp, I'm not sure a mint would help.

Mar 05, 2019 02:37 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I brush a minimum of 4 times a day and keep a tooth bruch at the office as well Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS .

Mar 06, 2019 10:06 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Mouthwash is preferable and the more alcohol the better!

Mar 06, 2019 09:23 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 prefer a shower and a shave.

Mar 06, 2019 07:50 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I need to be handing out mints to cover the coffee breath most of them bring into my truck

Mar 06, 2019 07:41 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

mints for sure.

 

Mar 07, 2019 12:45 PM