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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Only in a forest if it did not make a sound.

Apr 26, 2016 06:07 AM
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2,691,182
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In the mystical realms perhaps...Aren't all gifts representative of what we feel and believe in? That's why it is often said "its the thought that counts"

Apr 26, 2016 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

No. Apparantly not...it just was not meant to be then.

Apr 26, 2016 05:15 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 don't think so.

Apr 26, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,605
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

If it was a Happy Birthday balloon from my hubby I would be sad, unless he gave to a young child on his way out of store. 

Apr 26, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

How would I know it was intended for me if it was given to someone else?

Either way, no it wasn't - Judge Judy says so!

Apr 27, 2016 01:24 AM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

No.

Apr 26, 2016 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Apr 26, 2016 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Maybe the gift WAS to be able to pay it forward.

Apr 26, 2016 06:01 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I guess, not. 

I wonder why you ask:) 

Apr 26, 2016 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,183,850
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If it is not meant for yours it will be someone else's.

 

Apr 26, 2016 04:55 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

I wouldn't think so.

Apr 26, 2016 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
915,778
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The gift was never mine.

What is mine is that which I have earned.

Everything else are tools to be used to ease the pain and suffering of those that surround us.

"Someone else" had need much greater than my own.

I would focus my attention on the giver to insure they are not injured or take up offense.

Apr 26, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It could be.

Apr 27, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
808,302
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Sounds much like a promise, some are kept and some aren't.

Apr 26, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, but I rather give then receive.

Apr 26, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Apr 26, 2016 10:07 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Nope only the intension of it. 

Apr 26, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What Susan Emo said!! 

Apr 26, 2016 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
4,264,004
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The power of intention only goes so far. 

Apr 26, 2016 09:07 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I had the same reaction Susan Emo did. What is the story behind your question

Apr 26, 2016 09:04 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Wanda. If something like that happens, hopefully the error could be corrected, so the person that sent to gift could be thanked.

Apr 26, 2016 05:31 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

nope

Apr 26, 2016 03:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - well, you said it..... it was intended for someone else....

Apr 26, 2016 02:56 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

Interesting question...I am with Susan Emo if a tree falls in the forest, and there is no hearing device...A

Apr 26, 2016 02:14 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Are gifts ever really yours?

Apr 26, 2016 01:48 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I wasn't yours unless you received it. Otherwise it was a promise or a tease.

Apr 26, 2016 01:15 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If it neve touched my finger tips it was never mine

Apr 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Seems like a question for an ethics columnist.

Apr 26, 2016 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

What happened?

Apr 26, 2016 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
999,652
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

They say possession in 9/10ths of the law so probably not.

 

Apr 26, 2016 11:01 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Drama .... I can see this possibly happening & being really embarassing for the wrong receiver.  Could there be a good way to take back a gift? Think not.

Apr 26, 2016 10:02 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I wonder why "my" gift was given to someone else 

Apr 26, 2016 09:08 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope

Apr 26, 2016 08:22 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Maybe.

 

Apr 26, 2016 05:51 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Nope!

Apr 26, 2016 05:49 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's the thought that counts, right?

As to the philisophical debate, I'd say it was yours in spirit until it was given to someone else.

Apr 26, 2016 05:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Apparently not.

Jul 25, 2019 12:09 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

This question sounds like " If a tree falls in a forest does it make a sound?"

Apr 27, 2016 07:33 AM