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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We throw a couple huge BBQ's in the summer at our home for many of our clients.  It works well.... Very personal. 

Apr 11, 2015 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,626,087
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Evelyn -- I haven't -- it's not a part of my personality.  As Cindy Davis answered, I find it a bit intrusive although I know there are those who are quite successful doing it.  

That's the thing about real estate -- so many different ways to conduct business.

Apr 12, 2015 02:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I haven't Evelyn, good idea though. I am getting ideas from the answers here too.

Apr 12, 2015 01:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no.... they come in to visit me.... I don't have time for all that running around...

Apr 12, 2015 01:42 AM
Rainmaker
175,614
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Considering I dont know what "pop-by's" are, I have to think I am not doing this.

Apr 12, 2015 12:17 AM
Rainmaker
443,220
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Do you mean drop in?  If so, no. I think that is intrusive. I do touch base wih many on facebook or by email.

Apr 12, 2015 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,358
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes...depending on client, and property

Apr 11, 2015 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,139,819
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Evelyn....I am just getting started.  I need more time in my day!!!!

Apr 11, 2015 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,227
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not done it in a a few years.

Apr 11, 2015 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,273,307
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do when I see them out in the yard. I have gift cards always on hand to give them...

Apr 11, 2015 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,182
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I don't.

Sep 22, 2018 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
630,251
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

My friend Praful forces me to do so!

Apr 14, 2018 10:50 PM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No I usually call and ask when is a good time for me to stop by for a moment.

 

Apr 13, 2015 04:06 AM
Rainer
274,637
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

It depends on the client. Some relationships are strictly on a pure business level (which is totally fine!) while others make pop-bys feel natural.

Apr 12, 2015 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,435,300
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Evelyn,

 I do and sometimes I get some little plant seasonally and stop by and some I see at the gym and chat with!

Apr 12, 2015 07:15 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Only when they know I am coming by.  I don't like it when people stop by unannounced or uninvited so I don't do it.  Do unto others .....

Apr 12, 2015 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
323,664
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Evelyn, I never thought of them as "pop-bys", but I enjoy those moments.  I began stopping by clients when I was in a rental service business back in the 1970's.  I came to enjoy such impromptu visits even more as a mortgage loan officer, mostly visiting REALTORS®, but where possible I visited those I financed.

As a REALTOR®, I love taking a few minutes to catch up with my contacts, whether they be neighbor, shop worker, builder, store clerk, or barber.  I try to remember birthdays and anniversaries, but find Facebook® very helpful.

People are so interesting and most are appreciative of efforts made to better their lives.  Demands on time is the great intruder in this joy.

Apr 12, 2015 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
528,850
Brenda J. Andrew RENE, PSA, MRP, SRS
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in N Houston & Corpus Christi

I don't but it is something I plan on starting.  I like the idea of throwing BBQ's.  A lot of our clients go to our church so we see them all the time.  

Apr 12, 2015 02:15 AM