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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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None of those, we meet most of our clients in rural areas, taverns, cafes, and often in hunting cabins.

May 31, 2016 08:11 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't - but they take me where ever I recommend and I don't recommend any eatery that closes during the off season!

May 31, 2016 09:37 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Our days are full, and we never stop...

May 31, 2016 08:03 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No food. Don't do food with clients unless they promise to pay for ice cream.

May 31, 2016 09:31 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, South Walton
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Never break for food, bring bottled water if it's hot outside.  But we can discuss this over lunch if you stop by my office in Destin. 

May 31, 2016 09:29 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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If I am showing and we need to stop for lunch it will be a modest sit-down restaurant where we can discuss the houses and be waited on without having to hop up and down to pick up a meal, refill a beverage, get more napkins or a fork, etc.

May 31, 2016 09:11 AM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

"You can learn a lot watchin' things eat..."

 

Jack Nicholson in The Departed

May 31, 2016 09:09 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I do not dine with my clients.  I don't want that kind of relationship.

May 31, 2016 07:56 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It depends on the client.

May 31, 2016 11:46 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sushi eating rules the day as we have a fine one local

May 31, 2016 11:33 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't take clients to restaurants generally. Certainly don't go so upscale as Ruth's Chris or as downscale as Taco Bell when I do.

May 31, 2016 10:24 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan of dining with clients during a showing appointment! Almost never high end if I do!

May 31, 2016 10:08 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Rarely does that happen...make that not for many years

May 31, 2016 10:06 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I normally would not take clients to restaurants. 

May 31, 2016 09:45 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

It all depends, what your market is like as well as what your clients are like... many do not even get a cup of coffee and buy multi million dollar homes... so again "it depends", Endre

May 31, 2016 04:44 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin most my clients are from Indian origin - so the choice is obvious.

And this also includes my client appreciation parties.

May 31, 2016 03:36 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My last client meal was at an awesome new French Restaurant: Le Petite Bistrot in La Jolla (with ocean views) last Friday night, A+ clients celebrating their 1 year anniversary in La Jolla thanks to moi!

Depends on the client and the situation: during tour, after tour, celebration, meeting or thank you.

None of those listed above,I have not done fast food in 16 years. Ruth's Chris is nice, once, but overrated for the prices. I'm not big on steaks though, nor the locations of our 2 RC's.

It's local healthy favorites & family owned or small 1-5 store types like Surf Brothers or Rubios for fresh fish tacos, seldom low end chains or franchises. Although I do use Roy's & Duke's in La Jolla frequently and they are chains, but upscale.

 

May 31, 2016 02:11 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

It depends on the day. Sometimes if we are still on the road and have appt. then fast food and eat in the car. If the showings are over then typically something more quiet so we can discuss the homes.

May 31, 2016 01:28 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

generally a local place... Jackson's (on the lake and has great fish), Aubri Lane's (gives Ruth Chris a run for their money), Stacks (fabulous sandwich shop), The Brick (devine pizza) or Biba's (does have multiple locations, but not a chain yet all owned by same family with good Italian dishes)

May 31, 2016 01:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Small local ones eherre we can sit and talk as needed.

May 31, 2016 12:39 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I avoid restaurants except maybe for settlement celebrations.  Then they take me someplace nice.

May 31, 2016 12:26 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I really like to woo clients with my knowledge of local fare, and of course wining & dining someone with delicious food in an upscale environment speaks volumes.  For that reason, I take folks to Carl's Jr and tell em' they can have whatever they want from the menu, on me.

May 31, 2016 10:50 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

We would go to locally owned restaurants.  Price is not what matters, it is the local feel.  We would take someone to Superica, a local taqueria, that has made the Robb Report top 100 restaurants.  It was one of Julia Child's favorites, and it is one of ours.  We spend $20. including tip for the two of us, for instance, and it can be something like Downey's whose prices are on par with Ruth's Chris.  A  

May 31, 2016 09:32 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Starbucks for coffee and something like panera for a quick lunch 

May 31, 2016 08:35 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I usually schedule the appointments before or after the eating hours. If we are celebrating then we usually go to an upscale restaurant, depending on my relationship with them.

May 31, 2016 08:16 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

No upscale, because normally it's a meal on the go while we are out looking at houses.  Like locally owned best, sit down restaurants.  But sometimes it is Subway or Panera.  All depends.

 

May 31, 2016 08:14 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

There are a couple of locally-owned eateries in town that are hangouts for agents and host mixers etc. A coffee roastery and a bistro. They are cozy and inexpensive but hip. That's where I meet clients when I need to.

May 31, 2016 08:09 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It doesn't happen very often when we are out - depends on what's available

May 31, 2016 08:09 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

LOL, certainly not Chipotle Fred. Not any fast food for that matter. If I see fit to take a client out to dinner I take them to a fairly nice place.

May 31, 2016 07:54 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Chilis

Jun 17, 2017 07:44 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

It depends on why we are eating together. If we're grabbing something while showing homes...fast or semi fast. If we are celebrating a closing, something local or a franchise, rarely anything upscale.

Oct 07, 2016 03:10 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

If we're on the go, we stop for sandwiches to take out. If I were to select a restaurant, it would depend on the occasion e.g. quick lunch between showings or celebrating a closing? Either way, prefer to stick to something local and authentic, not chains.

Jun 01, 2016 08:21 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Totally depends on the situation. 

Clients we don't know well who are buying/selling a $300k house - no where. Clients we know well or those who are buying/selling $1M houses - we tend toward a few locally owned restaurants we like that are probably comparable to a Ruth's Chris.

Jun 01, 2016 08:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have yet to do this with random people.  With clients (potential or actual) who are friends of mine, we've gone to more upscale restaurants (Fleming's, Ruth's, etc.).

Jun 01, 2016 03:44 AM
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Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

Depends on the client

Jun 01, 2016 02:55 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no fast food restaurants.... always local Italian Restaurants.....places where people know us (just like Cheers!!).... clients like to be in the company of people who know people...it's good to deal with someone who is known in the marketplace....

Jun 01, 2016 02:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh My Gosh ... never fast food ... I don't eat it.  When I take clients  to eat it is almost always to celebrate a closing. Fine dining all the way. 

Jun 01, 2016 02:39 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Although it rarely happens, in the event the day calls for a meal with clients, I prefer to take them somewhere local. 

May 31, 2016 11:52 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Food choice is depends on the individual.  

Clients decide what they want to eat.  On their own.  

May 31, 2016 11:17 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Always local owned.

Why? Because I know the owners.

The owners know when I come in with clients it there time to do the 'Small enough to know you, big enough to serve you' show.

The more connected a client feels regarding a community, the more they LIKE it!

And when I stroll into Tropical Wines for an impromptu wine tasting, the clients do get special attention.

May 31, 2016 10:58 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Depends on the client and the way things are going. I don't generally do fast food, but if it's a local treasure I have.  I reserve the high end places to my favorite clients. I've done Pizza, mediteranian, seafood-both fast and fine dining.  Starbucks is the most common. 

May 31, 2016 01:22 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I meet at Panera Bread with a number of my clients -- I call it my office away from home.

May 31, 2016 12:44 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends.

May 31, 2016 08:51 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No fast food. Lots of salads for lunch.

May 31, 2016 08:31 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

None of the above. If we are out all day and in need of food, it is something fast and convenient. Otherwise, they feed themselves.

May 31, 2016 07:55 AM