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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

At closing the escrow ask the parties for their drivers license.  I ask the escrow agent to give me just the mo and day from their license.  They usually comply.

Jan 22, 2019 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
885,061
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Facebook is my friend here.  It knows all.

Jan 22, 2019 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,080,192
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Facebook is so easy to remind what you don't have to scribble and hope you remember in the Rolodex, on the calendar. The upcoming, having a birthday soon could be harvested, scraped to apply your own personal hand written note, your crm torpedo made to be warm and fuzzy personal if that is what you are seeking Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS !

Jan 22, 2019 04:12 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Their intro sheet that they complete when we begin our journey together asks for that information.

Jan 22, 2019 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,123,282
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Facebook can be a source of information about birthdays and anniversaries.

I get a copy of my clients' driving licenses to send to the settlement attorney and they have their birthdays noted on the license.

Jan 22, 2019 04:56 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I used to ask for a copy of their driver's license at the start of our journey!

Jan 22, 2019 04:50 AM
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991,755
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

What are the ways you use Paul?

Jan 22, 2019 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is better not get to personal. Just provide superious service in RE. 

Jan 22, 2019 06:27 AM
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762,647
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Facebook or I ask at some point throughout the process to closing. 

Jan 22, 2019 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
895,685
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It's usually on an information sheet during escrow.

Jan 22, 2019 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,901,498
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I've never done any investigative work to find birthdays but I always made note if it came up in conversation or if I saw it on FB Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Jan 22, 2019 06:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Facebook, or just ask them.

Jan 22, 2019 06:10 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

First i listen to them when we are together or out looking at homes. Then i look it up on Facebook

Jan 22, 2019 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
889,337
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hopefully, everyone on Social Media is now smart enough to never put REAL information where it can be misused. Of course is violates the TOU but I also know they are NOT protecting the user. So let the 'de-platform' a fake profile.

During the regular course of doing business with a client they must validate who they are or, you can simply ask.  It's easier to ask. But then you are obligated to follow through.

Jan 22, 2019 04:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

for starters, I never had a CRM....  and I didn't have time to send birthday cards.... just sayin'

Jan 22, 2019 07:39 AM
Rainer
175,186
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

In Nova Scotia, we are obligated to have our buyers under contract & to fill out Fintrac forms that require us to see & record info from a government ID. So this allows us to obtain their birthday. Otherwise, most people on Facebook have their birthdays under their 'About' profiles.

Jan 22, 2019 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,928
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't track this.  If I wanted to I would just ask or get it from the lender.

Jan 22, 2019 09:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,103,729
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Some birthdays of clients and others I "know". Some prefer to keep this information a secret, private. I respect that. There's no "birthday strategy" on my part.

Jan 22, 2019 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,592,628
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Ask and it is in our calendar as areminder.  A

Jan 22, 2019 08:45 AM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

That isn't something I track however besides doing a web search on them, this can come up in conversation.  So if a client is doing something that is so Scorpio, I can ask them if that is their sign, and then I can get them to tell me their birth date.

Jan 22, 2019 08:18 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The same as Richard Weeks 

Jan 22, 2019 08:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You ask about birthdays.

You will see many birthday reminders on Facebook.

Jan 22, 2019 07:48 AM
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Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall
Keller Williams Columbia - Columbia, SC
Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area

When I first meet with them at the office I let them know that it is our office policy to make a copy of their license in our file. They usually forget that I got a copy of it and are super surprised when I wish them Happy Birthday.

Jan 22, 2019 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As King Richard Weeks wrote.

Jan 22, 2019 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have found that my wife does these things naturally thus I outsource

Jan 22, 2019 06:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

At closing.

Jan 22, 2019 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You can find out in FaceBook.

Jan 22, 2019 03:53 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have you tried asking? ...without the year

Jan 22, 2019 11:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I just saw that Facebook is eliminating that. I have used that in the past.

Jan 22, 2019 09:57 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

I ask.

Jan 22, 2019 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Somestimes I ask directly sometime right before closing.  Other times, I ask the lender.

Jan 27, 2019 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I make a copy of the licsence for my closer and make one for me.

Jan 24, 2019 11:41 AM
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Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I ask for birthdays on my intake form.  Occasionally, the closing company will need it for the lien search if the client has a common name.  Otherwise, I am friends with them on Facebook and their birthdays are there too!

Jan 23, 2019 07:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,385,424
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I ask.

Jan 23, 2019 03:31 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I ask them. I send them birthday cards.

Jan 22, 2019 07:34 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a short personal questionaire taht I ask to be filled out.  Seldom a no

Jan 22, 2019 03:57 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Ask your lender, they have it

Jan 22, 2019 03:08 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I chose license a long time ago. I do it upfront to get positive ID and really haven't had any pushback other than one person who wasn't who he said he was.

Jan 22, 2019 02:40 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

Closer sends it to me from their license.

Jan 22, 2019 01:57 PM