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Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

I believe some of the chocolate I have been given over the years is still attached to my waistline :)

May 30, 2024 03:13 PM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Pens - 

May 30, 2024 02:57 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

jar opener - I had one from years that was given to me by Bill Watson of Watson Realty in FL. It disappeared and I could really use it now.

May 30, 2024 02:57 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I do not keep any of that "stuff".  I did keep the cool Silo bottle opener Miss Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! sent me.  

May 30, 2024 02:37 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Most of the stuff offered for many years has been respectfully declined.

The best I can recall was a leather business card holder that had my name stamped in it, held onto that for YEARS.

May 30, 2024 12:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Oh, I love my Silo fanny pack (Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!), my coffee mug  (J. Philip Faranda) and my cordial glass (Brian England)!

I give a really nice pen to clients when I meet them and am often asked later if I still have any of those pens. 

May 30, 2024 09:36 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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Ask Brian England !!!🧠

Maybe he will share a photo 

May 30, 2024 02:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have many items that I received over the years.

An insulated beverage can holder, from an insurance agent, that I have been using for 15 years just fell apart. My wife has used an insulated beverage glass, from a title company, for over 15 years for her iced tea.

May 30, 2024 12:46 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

A FATCO flashlight that's in my car. Used it Sunday night at Cape May to see the horseshoe crabs under the moon.

May 31, 2024 03:54 AM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

A phone charger cord.  A YETI mug.  Both items from Fidelity.

May 30, 2024 09:06 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

One of those pens with four different colored inks in them and of course a good coffee mug.  But outside of real estate related, the swag I use the most are t-shirts.  Probably 70% of my casual closet is t-shirts from various vendors and sports supplement companies.

May 30, 2024 03:36 PM
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Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
Action Realty - Apple Valley, CA
CRS, GRI 909-969-3805

I'd say letter openers. I have two that I use regularly. I've had one of them since 1998.

May 30, 2024 03:22 PM
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I appreciate getting things that I would actually use, most pens are cheap, but sometimes there is a really good one, haha.  The coffee mugs I had made are really nice, I made sure to get something that I would use myself.

May 31, 2024 04:44 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A battery powered letter opener. It was great in the days of snail mail. Those were the days. Tossed it years ago. 

May 31, 2024 04:25 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Broker
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I collect pens,  I like the one with the cursor on one end.  Toss those that you have to twist to expose the writing tip.

May 31, 2024 03:35 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I think the only thing that I have kept is a really nice ice bucket.

May 30, 2024 07:05 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have received some nice personalized pens, shirts and more from various imprint companies Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets .

May 30, 2024 07:04 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I rarely keep the sway but do like a certain brand of pens that always come with a Starbucks card!

May 30, 2024 04:20 PM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I have a few items I've kept- a letter opener, a small tape measure, and a cute stemless wine glass from an agent in Mesa AZ!!!

May 30, 2024 04:15 PM
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Jason E. Gordon
CMG Mortgage, San Diego, CA - Coronado, CA
Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE

 

Although I've received a ton of schwag over the years, this answer is easy. This "lava lamp" actually consists of a bunch of tiny silver objects shaped like houses. It was given to me by my Acct Executive at Long Beach Mortgage (the Subprime division of Washington Mutual) in 2004. 20 years old and still lighting up my man cave in style!

May 31, 2024 07:01 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've kept nothing except pens and highlighters! And if some stuff starts "hanging around" my office, when I find it during a cleanup, it gets tossed. I can't tell you how many water bottles, mousepads, etc. I've thrown out over the years.

May 31, 2024 06:28 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I got a great oven mitt at one of the last conventions, it's being used almost every day!

May 31, 2024 04:46 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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Most of the swag we receive is the same, and a large portion of it finds its way into the hands of my adult children.  Very little of it is creative or interesting (lots of pens and keychains), but the occasional stainless steel travel mug, cutco knife or pizza cutter, and/or leather business card holder stands out.

May 31, 2024 03:13 AM
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Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most of the trinkets I throw or give away. Occasionally I'll keep a good writing pen, or a key chain with a small flashlight attached. Generic notepads can also come in handy.

May 31, 2024 05:29 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I generally dont accept swag, however I would give unwanted swag away rather than throw it away.

May 31, 2024 12:20 AM
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Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

First Republic sent me the best swag. I still regularly use the umbrella and the insulated water bottle. Most of the swag I have received in general is useless- but I sure appreciate the notebooks- simple but useful. 

May 31, 2024 03:02 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

A yeti 

May 31, 2024 06:53 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I like letter openers because they are practical. Also pens - I give them out to cadets when there are written assignments. 

Jun 02, 2024 05:16 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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a pizza cutter.  

May 31, 2024 10:44 AM
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Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

A crystal vase engraved with my name for serving in the Commercial RE Women national organization. 

A fishing trophy - tournament 1st place for 5 lb red fish - supporting the girls club in tampa bay FL 

a paperweight with a magnifier 

May 31, 2024 08:07 AM