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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I will say this about movers only. You can barely afford their services per hour let alone throw in a decent tip.

I recently had a company that I used start throwing things after I didn't give a tip on a 1 hr job tops. Very immature response for the team lead which was another reason they got no tip.

Never tipped appliance delivery people or furniture delivery people either. 9 out of 10 you have to pay extra for that so ??

Sep 25, 2016 09:49 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have never tipped delivery people other than pizza delivery. Now I have tipped movers when they worked into the night and did a fine job of taking care of our furniture.

Sep 25, 2016 11:17 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I always do, but that is me.

 

Sep 25, 2016 01:55 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If I get excellent service on anything I may tip Fred.

Sep 25, 2016 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Tipped food delivery people, but have not tipped movers, if I had a case like Debbie Reynolds I would.  A

Sep 25, 2016 11:54 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I haven't moved in a while.  But I'd think sure, as long as they don't drop the grand piano.

Sep 25, 2016 10:49 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

That's a very American concept that the rest of the world rarely follows.

Sep 26, 2016 01:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not tip MOVERS for doing the job they were hired to do.

However, should other circumstances exist, I will add incentive to overcome those circumstances. For example: a conflict in schedule places the mover in a two places at once situation. Such circumstances may require an incentive to make the mover forget about the other party.

Stuff going to the third floor may require incentives along with copious amounts of ice-cold water, especially here in Florida.

The problem becomes with interstate movers, by the time the 'owner' has been pillaged and plundered at the scales, they are not much inclined to reward the villain.

Sep 26, 2016 12:45 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Nah, I offer them something to drink that's about it

Sep 26, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not tip those people - I've thought about it but movers I've paid enough already and appliance delivery the same

Sep 25, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For me, it depends and I make it my rule not to tell anyone else who they "should" tip.  

Sep 25, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do.  It depends on what is being delivered or moved.

Sep 25, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes... I always tipped my movers.... $100...

Sep 25, 2016 10:15 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't, but my husband does.

Sep 25, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We usually do so and the amount of the tip is dependent on the price of the item and the level of service provided and attention to detail.

Sep 25, 2016 09:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

What and when you tip is a personal decision influenced by the quality of the service.

Sep 25, 2016 08:38 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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No.

Sep 25, 2016 06:52 PM
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Cari Patterson
VANCE ELLIOTT REALTY - Austin, TX
Real Estate Broker Austin Tx San Marcos Kyle Buda

I always buy them food and drinks throughout the day.  

Sep 25, 2016 01:20 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I have never had this problem.

Sep 25, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Yes..we usually tip delivery people. They greatly appreciate it and the amount depends on what was delievered.

Sep 25, 2016 12:09 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I give our mailman a card with cash in it each Christmas, not sure if that counts, and tip pizza/food delivery people. We tipped furniture delivery people once since they loaded our old furniture and delivered it to be donated for us. (We cleared it with the owner of the furniture store first).

 

Sep 25, 2016 11:27 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No, I have never tipped those kind of delivery people.

Sep 25, 2016 11:27 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Interesting suggestion Fred Griffin Never thought of tipping delivery people.

Sep 25, 2016 10:53 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

yes I do and nomally it is $10 to $20

Oct 17, 2016 12:41 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes I tip and they get what they earn

Sep 26, 2016 02:01 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes for movers, since you pay a company usually, and it is nice to show application people who actually worked hard to move your staff. Same with delivery people( depends if they also install what they delivered).

Sep 26, 2016 08:04 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes, 

Sep 26, 2016 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've never tipped movers or furniture delivery people.  Never even occurred to me to do so. 

 

I tip the pizza guy, though I really wonder why that is an accepted practice.  One time I had food catered for a large party.  It was brought to the house and the guy spent 20 minutes or so setting it all up and worked with me and my co-hosts to get the spares placed and to design the flow of traffic.  We tipped him very well and I called his manager and gave a rave review.

Sep 26, 2016 06:46 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 they go out of their way, I do. For example, some companies tell their drivers it's okay to leave at the door, but if they help me bring in in and so on, I tip.

Sep 26, 2016 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
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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

As a general rule, no.  If they do great service then yes, I would.

Sep 26, 2016 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to tipping if someone goes all out and I can do it or remember to

Sep 26, 2016 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

yes

Sep 25, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin My Son worked for a moving company when he was in high school. At that time they didn't get paid very much.

Sep 25, 2016 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
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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

One of our relatives moved a mile away and gave tips to the 3 movers for $75 each. They were insulted and asked for more!

Sep 25, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My last set of movers, All My Sons should have paid me for the damage they caused. Other than them, if people do a good job, they get a tip!

Sep 25, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

My rule of thumb is just tip everybody! Seriously, as long as I am happy with the job everybody gets a tip.

Sep 25, 2016 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It depends, if they did a reat job, they were polite and they do not break anything. I usually give 20

Sep 25, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Yes, I tip the movers when they do a good job and I see that they are working hard and taking good care of my possessions.

Sep 25, 2016 10:37 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Yes tipping is part of the service business. $50 per person on a move is generous

Sep 25, 2016 10:20 PM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I usually always provide beverages throughout the day as well as a meal.

Sep 25, 2016 09:39 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Will Hamm nailed this one!

Sep 25, 2016 09:27 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

It's not mandatory but nice when service is excellent.

Sep 25, 2016 06:11 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is up to the home buyers to make the decision regarding whether they should be tipped and what the amount should be.

Sep 25, 2016 05:57 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin it's been a while since I have any BIG delivery come to my home.

Sep 25, 2016 04:19 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have had very few people use movers so I don't kow..

Sep 25, 2016 02:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I offer them ice water. 

Sep 25, 2016 02:34 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

If they showed up on time, and didn't damage any of my stuff, then I tip the movers... a minimum of $20 per person.

But I've never been able to tip the movers.

Sep 25, 2016 12:47 PM