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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have been known "to grill" a few people but rarely friends unless they are asking for such treatment.  I digress...

Jul 13, 2019 09:58 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I don't want friends as clients. I'll refer them. As long as they bring good booze! I do excellent salmon and scallops!

Jul 13, 2019 10:12 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if friends want to buy or sell, I don't need to feed them.... they come over to just hang out and the last thing I want to talk is real estate....never discuss it....

they all give us business.... when we get together it's fun and not business....when we're doing business, it's ALL BUSINESS until we close....

I had two friends give business to Tammy this year, and I kept out of it but did all their marketing....they thanked me for everything I did, just as any client would....  

Jul 13, 2019 10:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We grill at least 4 times a week, and if we invite people over, there is no other motive other than to enjoy each other's  company and have great food and conversations.

I can smell someone from miles when they invite us for a meal with the intent of promoting to makes my skin crawl...heebie jeebies.  A

Jul 13, 2019 09:49 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No ulterior motives when I BBQ....Its too sacred. Reminds me of my ancestors and fellow man who ate and gathered by fire to live & exist

Jul 13, 2019 12:45 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Never.  Find it inappropriate.  Besides, my home is my sanctuary.  I would not call people friends if I was throwing a sales pitch to them.   Not my thing.

Jul 13, 2019 12:31 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We have friends come up to grill and chill and play cornhole! No business opps for us at home, this is our sanctuary.


Jul 13, 2019 11:32 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker


Jul 13, 2019 11:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Jul 13, 2019 11:16 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I grill but not for clients. We go to restaurants.  I consider myself as a pretty good cook, see a photo of my grilled chicken satay (forgot to take a photo of the peanut sauce).


chicken satay and condiments

Jul 13, 2019 03:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I grill 4 - 5 times a week, and sometimes with friends, but not looking for it to be about business. I have had clients over a few times but that's rare.

Jul 13, 2019 03:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I never grill; I've never owned a grill; I doubt I will ever grill at this stage of my life. I don't invite friends to my house with a goal of turning them into clients. If they become so, great, but that's not my objective when hosting people at my home. However, I have been know to invite past clients to my house because I want to enjoy them as friends.

Jul 13, 2019 01:25 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired


Jul 13, 2019 11:31 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

We BBQ a few times a week but never to invite a client to do business. Seems a little tacky to me.

Jul 13, 2019 07:31 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My sphere built my business so, they are often invited to our home for dinner!

They are, however, NOT invited in the hopes they will buy or sell just because I feed them!

Jul 13, 2019 07:13 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I try not to grill my friends, though my kids did accuse me of interrogating their friends when they were in High School.

Seriously though, I never do that, just run into them at other events and get it done.

Jul 13, 2019 06:53 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Zero.  When I have friends over it's not because they can turn into clients.

Jul 13, 2019 03:50 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I did annually Will Hamm but it was for past Buyers and there families.

Jul 13, 2019 07:02 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I never have had that happen.

Good idea, though.

Jul 13, 2019 05:49 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

We get together with friends to grill out or just dinner. I hope they'll use me when the time comes but, that isn't my motive. I don't invite potential clients over or clients in general unless they're friends. I do other things outside of my home with clients such as coffee, lunch, or events.

Jul 14, 2019 06:21 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have definitely had friends over for a BBQ, but never with the intent of trying to get business. It's because they're fun to be with.

Jul 14, 2019 02:54 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Will Hamm I haven't!

Jul 13, 2019 08:56 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR



Jul 13, 2019 04:39 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No direct intention to mix business and grilling. Can't say it has not happened but not a conversation I initiated.

Jul 14, 2019 05:07 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

That is one statistic I do not keep.

Jul 14, 2019 04:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not socialize or entertain with people with the expectation of them becoming clients. 

Jul 14, 2019 08:40 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Go to different bbqs or parties until someone finds the best cook and go with him?

Jul 14, 2019 06:42 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is a two part question of intention.

Part one: 2 or 3 times monthly

Part two: NEVER

I do know human behavior is about avoiding shame. Part one is essential.

When I am the guest, I actully expect the host may have alterior motives. That's ok. I don't mind hearing what they are engaged in and the extent to which they invest their personal resources.

From such observation, that they are willing to do this for whole-sale club discounts and free membership, imagine what they may do if they talk to someone of vision?

Do you get my point?

"You like talking to people. You would be great in real estate! We got train'n!"

Jul 14, 2019 05:23 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I try not to mix business and pleasure. But i am ALWAYS listening for those speaking about buying or selling where i can remind them what i do. 

Jul 14, 2019 03:13 AM
Marvel "Kay" Peterson
HomeSmart Professionals - Palm Desert, CA
Marvelous Desert Homes

We have been so lucky to have clients turn into friends and have them over all winter & spring to BBQ (we live in the desert, not much outside during the summer)  But....I don't invite any clients over unless we become friends and never discuss real estate unless they bring it up, which they always do.  

Jul 19, 2019 07:49 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I grill often, but generally just for family.

Jul 15, 2019 01:36 PM