Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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Yes and it is always a big hit. One of my cilents many years ago referred to himself as the "big fish" (he bought a more expensive home than he thought he would so this was an inside joke) looked at the prime rib and said, "I paid for that," referring to the money I earned off of his purchase.  LOL  Everyone soon got into the fun with everyone pointing out what "they" had bought - I had rental clients there, too, who would point to the napkins - hey, look, that's us!  LOL  Anyway, I usually do a Christmas party or an outdoor barbeque in the warmer weather.  

Apr 24, 2015 11:01 PM
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Sam Shueh
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I have been invited to.

Apr 25, 2015 12:24 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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No but I've attended them. 

Apr 24, 2015 11:47 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No but it is a very good idea.

Apr 24, 2015 11:34 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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Ginny - I think this is  a great idea.  I think it would be cool if you could do something or some favor that is easy for them to remember you (e.g. something w/ ruby red shoes).  Maybe something w/ toothpicks/napkins, etc.

Or maybe you do the chocolate bar thing I did (wrappedhershey.com).  Get a whole bunch that can be used for many things including this.  You could give one to each of your potential clients in the future so they remember you, give during listing presentation.

I think they are about $2.50/each...but if you want to save money, you can get labels only and then wrap yourself.

Apr 24, 2015 10:28 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

No and they haven't hosted one for me either.

May 01, 2015 07:12 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No I have not done it but have read that there are many successful agents who do it.

Apr 25, 2015 09:58 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I haven't, but I hear they are normally very popular.

Apr 25, 2015 09:31 PM
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Amy Gutschow
RE/MAX - Sheboygan, WI
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No but I have always thought it sounded like a great idea

Apr 25, 2015 03:13 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ginny Gorman not yet! Almost planned couple of years ago - and then fizzled out...lol!

Apr 25, 2015 02:05 PM
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Trumps Elite
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Yes and it was very very beneficial in getting more buisness. Now we do it as marketing.

Apr 25, 2015 01:42 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! I hope it is okay to give you a link for the more information you are seeking.  Contact me directly if you want more information...

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4175132/hot-dog-parties-set-me-apart-every-elkhart-home-buyer-gets-one-

 

Apr 25, 2015 01:20 PM
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William Feela
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NO...But I have brought over food when they were moving in.

Apr 25, 2015 11:44 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
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I agree this is a good idea and a way to meet future clients.

Apr 25, 2015 09:05 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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Yes, but more a co-hosted capacity. I typically offer to supplement with side dishes and drinks (budget in mind) and I also always offer to send the invites, so I can brand the invitations through mail or e-vite. I want the guests to realize I'm co-hosting and wonder why their Realtor never did this for them? :) It's fun and less work this way. I stay for the first 60-90 minutes, circulate and then say my good bye's unless I've offered to stay and help with the cleanup which is rare. Only 20% of my clients ever take me up on it. Average time from close of escrow: 4-6 weeks. Let them move in, settle and decorate first.

Apr 25, 2015 01:36 AM
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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I haven't, but I do host appreciation parties and invite past and current clients, "my team" of stager, home inspector, painter, etc. Every couple of years I do a big event; host smaller gatherings at my home, or guided walking tours. It's nice to celebrate!

Apr 25, 2015 01:32 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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No.  That is a good idea, great way to get referrals.  I guess do it at their house?  And I bring the goods?

Apr 25, 2015 01:15 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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never.... I've hosted open house events so the client can find the house....the rest is up to the client.... 

Apr 25, 2015 12:24 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Ginny, Yes and they are very productive. Also did a BBQ for renters that gained quite a few clients and will be doing anothe in a few weeks.

Apr 24, 2015 11:43 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

I have not but that is a great idea, Ginny.  I have been invited to several ones hosted by the buyers at their new homes at it was a lot of fun attending!

Apr 24, 2015 10:14 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Ginny no never have.

Apr 24, 2015 09:59 PM
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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

I have not.

Oct 23, 2018 06:45 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
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No.

Apr 30, 2018 09:31 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Chris and Dick nailed this one!

 

Oct 08, 2017 05:40 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Yes I have done it and it is both fun, profitable, a lot of work and expense.

Dec 31, 2016 01:51 PM