Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate )

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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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I'm a two hand hand-shaker. Politician! Tenderizing you for the kill! LOL

Feb 01, 2018 02:45 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Old fashioned handshakes is all I know.

Feb 01, 2018 03:06 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

A weak, sweaty handshake is a total turn off.  Yuck.  I like a firm, confident handshake, maybe because that's what I give. 

Feb 01, 2018 02:43 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Handshacks within my personal space and those too hard that leave my hand bruised!

Feb 01, 2018 02:49 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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I don't like a flimsy handshake, or one that's squeezes too hard and makes dents in my fingers from my rings.  I like a firm handshake, looking the other person in the eye.  That's what kind of handshaker I am... 

Feb 01, 2018 05:24 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

The sweaty, weak handshake is a total turn-off, as is the dominant, ring-pinching one! 

Feb 01, 2018 09:58 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I am a 'firm' hand shaker Jeff Dowler.  The only hand shake that bothers me is one where the other person is 'crushing' my hand, as that is painful, and you can tell (I'm sure!) by my face.  Outside of that one turn-off, any hand shake is just fine! 

Feb 01, 2018 09:34 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Depending upon the situation I either just give a nice strong/firm hand-shake or a firm but gentle hand on top of the recipient's hand -- I call it my sincere and caring hand-shake ...  Candice A. Donofrio calls it the Politicians Shake ...

Feb 01, 2018 07:33 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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The limp handshake is the worst, like what do you want a kiss on the top of your hand?

 

Firm, eye contact, and then for the love of God, let go after a second or 3.

Feb 01, 2018 05:48 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

I like a confident handshake, to me it's more about the eye contact and greeting, the way their handshake actually is I don't notice as much

Feb 01, 2018 04:48 PM
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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 grew up in a country of hand shakers where even small kids learn early on how to properly shake hands. I prefer firm and short, I can't stand limpy hands or the "half hand" shake where you are offered only the finger tips. In those cases, I'd rather refrain. 

Feb 01, 2018 03:52 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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It depends on whose hand I am shaking.  And I have learned that certain clergy do not check hands to women.  A

Feb 01, 2018 02:56 PM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
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Turnoff - limp handshakes or bone-crushing ones.

I'd like to believe I am somewhere in-between.

Feb 01, 2018 02:42 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Limp handshakes. Why are so many men "afraid" to give a woman a proper handshake?

Feb 02, 2018 04:18 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I used to teach handshaking as part of my new agent class. I like a firm (not knuckle breaking) full handshake using all the fingers not just the tips.

Feb 01, 2018 07:49 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I always try to give a good firm grip but am careful of frail hands  Jeff Dowler .

Feb 01, 2018 06:25 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I think the Chest Bump will be replacing the handshake. Just be careful to not knock anyone over. 

Feb 01, 2018 03:54 PM
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Bob Crane
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I am not that fussy and am okay with any kind of handshake.

Feb 01, 2018 03:39 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I notice if their hands are extremely cold, maybe because of Erie, PA's cold winter weather. 

During the flu season some people are choosing not to shake hands.

Feb 01, 2018 03:21 PM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
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I don't like weak handshakes.  I also don't think fistbumps and high fives are handshakes - although I have had people try to do both at an initial meeting.

Feb 01, 2018 08:34 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Firm but not so strong to break the hand of the other person.

 

 

I despise the limp wash rag hand

Feb 01, 2018 05:57 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Water pump handle.

Feb 01, 2018 03:26 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Limp handshake combined with no eye contact. Blech.

A local politican years ago was outside a grocery store meeting people. I actually did want to get to know what she was about, so when she reached out, I went to give her a firm handshake, looked her in the eye, and then she put her limp hand in mine, and said, "hello" as she looked over my shoulder. Blech. I left her and didn't bother getting any information. She gave the impression of not caring about me, therefore, why would I care about her?

PS - she did not get my vote.

Feb 02, 2018 02:58 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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What's a flu epidemic i'm seeing a lot more fist pumps and I don't mind that at all

Feb 01, 2018 10:52 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I bump elbows in flu season.

Feb 01, 2018 10:06 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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I hesitate a little to grab a hand and I do assess before doing so. If I move forward, I give a full, palm to palm firm with a light shake and 1.1 seconds hold. I am open if the other person adds or takes away or to custom

Feb 01, 2018 06:39 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
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I am a firm hand-shaker and that is my preference in others. I get the hebegeebees when I get a really weak handshake from someone, especially men (though I know that is not fair). 

Feb 01, 2018 04:17 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Jeff I can remember the day my dad taught me how to shaken hands and the importance of making sure it was a firm one! When I shake a mans limp/weak hand it instantly checks a negative box in my head.

I wish it would evolve to the fist bump-lots less confusing and less germs too!

Feb 02, 2018 04:34 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I usually try to adjust to the one I receive. I also hug people....:)

Feb 01, 2018 11:13 PM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

I am a soft hand shaker and when someone shakes my hand hard..I normally make a comment but a joking one on how hard they squeezed my hand.

Feb 01, 2018 04:21 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My handshake adjusts to the pressure and grip of the person who's hand I'm shaking.

Feb 02, 2018 09:05 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler A firm handshake always works.

Feb 02, 2018 06:31 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Feb 02, 2018 06:27 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I hate the limp wrist handshake usually reserved for women. My second least favorite is the overly tight grip. 

Feb 02, 2018 06:21 AM
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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

In this flu season, I'm trying to avoid shaking hands.

Feb 02, 2018 06:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I am a firm, postive shaker.

Wimpy shakers bother me specially when a woman or man offers me a limp a wrist shake!

Feb 02, 2018 05:42 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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One with a firm grip but not a contest one to see who is the strongest.

Feb 02, 2018 04:53 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have big hands so tend to be careful not to hurt anyone. Like the firm old fashioned handshake. 

Feb 02, 2018 04:47 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Firm and confident with eye contact.

Feb 15, 2018 12:48 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

The limp hand is the pits.

Feb 04, 2018 11:46 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

I firm handshake, not the wimpy kind!   It is tough when someone has such a rough handshake.

Feb 04, 2018 09:21 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think it matters. Can't stand limp, sweaty handshakes... There are also those who grab you by the elbow with the other hand.  Worst yet, the kissers that you just or recently met...

Feb 03, 2018 07:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Turn Off - the one that nearly breaks my hand.

I prefer a firm grip (not crushing) and a firm shake while looking the person in the eye and saying "Nice to meet you." 

Feb 02, 2018 08:39 AM