Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry... but this concept is not quite "my thing." I like to learn... and can pass on the lunch.

Mar 22, 2019 11:06 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

There are so many. One I would like to see is small multi-unit bldgs. Buying and selling

Mar 22, 2019 11:48 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good food & little of both, social & business.

Mar 22, 2019 07:07 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'd say more social Bob Crane and I'd go with a topic like agent safety to include recent incidents that would highlight the need to be aware of what is going on around us.

Mar 22, 2019 07:05 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like it to be more social than business. Less formal but learning what is current, fun and interactive. I dont like someone reading to me. It should not be boring and should have great food. 

Mar 22, 2019 10:13 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It depends on who is doing the teaching. If it is you or a REALTOR®, marketing, listing presentations, changes to contracts or forms are always popular. Or have an inspector, professional photographer, insurance agent, lender, etc. speak about their role in a transaction. A hot topic now is flood insurance, very timely with all the floods in inland areas. There is talk of major changes to the flood insurance program so that might be the most relevant right now.

I prefer finger foods for the menu as it is too distracting to try eating a salad or sandwich while listening to the speaker and taking notes. Wraps sliced in bite size pieces, pizza cut in squares that are two bites, fruit and cheese platter, etc.

The purpose will determine social vs. business. If it's an office meeting or in-house training, lean more to business, 70/30. If it's a recruiting device, 50/50.

Mar 22, 2019 09:02 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

A variety of food and a good mix of social and business.  Food and social first then sit down for business.  I prefer learning legal topics.  There is an unlimited variety to choose from. 

Mar 22, 2019 08:29 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm not the right person to answer this.... for the little I eat, I like to do it without thinking about business...

Mar 22, 2019 07:45 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am for meaning, purpose, resolutions, & all subjects-outed: As we travel through life, we all see where we can improve. Why not approach that?

Mar 22, 2019 07:21 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If it is called "Lunch and Learn" it will be a mixture of social and business. The opportunities for additional business learning are endless.

Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I don't care about the menu.

The topic I would like to see covered, and I'm actually pitching in our office, is a lunch and learn about getting buyers to make up the difference if there is a shortage in what our commission in the buyer brokerage agreement is vs. what is paid int he MLS...and how to do that within the confines of a loan and how to do that on the settlement statement.  We've confused some lenders and title attorneys reently who don't get the concept that the buyer can pay part of the commission.

Mar 22, 2019 09:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

My loan officer has these every other month & sometimes the topics are just not what I'm interested in. Last month was ask the underwriter.

Mar 22, 2019 08:21 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sandwiches w/o mayo or any dressing.  Salads w/dressing on the side, pastas, meat, bbq, etc.  Mix it up.

 

Topics: relevant training items.

Mar 22, 2019 07:47 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I don't like to do business that way.  I like to have lunch and small talk.  Then when the coffee is served, you can talk business.  Otherwise it is a case for indigestion in my opinion.  Neither is enjoyed.  A

Mar 22, 2019 07:40 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our local title company provides fruit and desserts before their afternoon CE classes. 

Mar 22, 2019 07:12 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Technology and social media 

Mar 22, 2019 08:19 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

More business and what new items are out there.

 

Mar 27, 2019 10:21 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Our recent one was on the new tax code and how it affects real estate agents, conducted by a CPA.  I thought it was good. The setting was a restaurant and there was time before the presentation to network, but no opportunity to mingle.

Mar 23, 2019 05:54 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If one is to learn the instructor should be qualified! Otherwise it it a bull session!

Mar 23, 2019 05:37 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Same network group=regulars or new? 

Mar 23, 2019 12:19 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Commercial RE

Mar 22, 2019 06:44 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Safety for REALTORS.

Apr 09, 2019 10:32 AM