Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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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

My insurance covers those cleanings.

The rest of your question I'm not certain I grasped. I may need to chew on it with my pearly whites!😁

I also religiously rinse with peroxide before brushing my teeth every single day.

Mar 29, 2019 08:30 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Let's see nine out of ten dentists recommend Colgate.  Do you really think they mean that toothpaste specifically, Paul?  Apples and oranges. And it's not just a fruit salad.  So many variables.

Mar 29, 2019 08:04 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Michael Jacobs has pondered this one!

Mar 29, 2019 08:22 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Big difference most people hate their dentist, but love their REALTOR®

Mar 29, 2019 08:11 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I do the same, Paul and it is interesting that if I have work to be done, I often negotiate a better price - I ALWAYS ask, "Can we take ___% off - I referred you guys ___ & ___!?" 

Mar 29, 2019 09:08 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I think people always want the best representation in all manners of life, Paul

Mar 29, 2019 10:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've just been to the dentist for a cleaning and have not found the price outrageous. People try to negotiate our fees because they think of us as a commodity that doesn't bring value to the table. My listing presentation is all about what value I add that no one else does and I rarely get someone who wants a discounted fee. And if they ask, I just say no.

Mar 29, 2019 09:23 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

You reminded me that I need to make an appt.  A

Mar 29, 2019 08:44 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

My dentist and her staff are all women. After years of male dentist's hands in my mouth (and pocket) the cost is no longer a concern and virtually a painless ordeal.

Mar 29, 2019 10:26 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Covered under my insurance, I also go twice a year for routine cleaning.

Mar 29, 2019 11:13 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

You value what your dentist does for you. We have to constantly show the value that we bring to our clients and potential clients.

Mar 29, 2019 10:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We see the dentist 3 times each year for cleaning and check ups. We use Delta Dental for our insurance coverage. It was recommended by our dentist.

Mar 29, 2019 08:52 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm looking like a chipmunk right now and for another 5 days before the antibiotics do their job!!! Don't talk to me about dentists: not covered with our Canadian healthcare which is just ridiculous and far more expensive than in the US

Mar 30, 2019 09:21 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I go to the dentist every 3 or 4  years.  I haven't had a cavity since I got my braces off when I was 12 and my dentist says it's fine that I don't come any more often because I never have tarter built up.  Peroxide and baking soda and water-pik daily are my key.

Mar 29, 2019 04:03 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I love my teeth and my dentist, so no complaints from me. 

Mar 29, 2019 03:24 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I get my teeth cleaned every 6 months.  I have no issues with the price of said cleanings. 

I do not understand the balance of your question. 

Mar 29, 2019 11:31 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I'm a little confused by your question (did you proof read it)? When I worked with Buyers they knew they weren't paying me. When I worked with Sellers it was because they knew I'd get the job done. My commission rarely came up because I told them without being asked right off the bat. Is that what your question was?

Mar 29, 2019 11:10 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

what we do is not so simple....huge liability with real estate.... we deserve to be paid well and there is no negotiating that amount with us....

Mar 29, 2019 10:55 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

For some reason, people have a hard time figuring out how to pay for 'time'. Your example of a dentist - would I want to clean my teeth? No way. Would I even attempt to do my own fillings in my garage or kitchen? No way.

For some reason, we have to get that across right away that you are a giant knowledge sponge that also can open a door to let them in.

Mar 29, 2019 10:40 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Ha ha ha. For sure.

Jun 30, 2019 10:55 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

You make a great point.


Mar 30, 2019 02:14 PM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I fly to Costa Rica for dental work and make it a vacation.

Mar 30, 2019 10:33 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Quite a few learn they got what they paid for. You pay for cheap you get cheap that could cost you tens of thousands in the end. I did wish it was not this way

Mar 30, 2019 05:05 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Mine is covered by my insurance, I have no clue what the cost is

Mar 30, 2019 01:54 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There is a difference between negotiation and letting clients walk all over us.

I stick to my guns and only negotiate FOR my clients, never WITH them.

As far as dentistry, you may want to fly on down to Texas and walk across the border for great service and super low prices, I know many people who do this.

Mar 29, 2019 05:40 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I visit my dentist a few times annually. Some dentists are better than others.

Mar 29, 2019 03:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I go to the dentist three times a year, but I'm covered under my husband's insurance and the price is reasonable. But I'll probably start going less often since we won't have that great coverage once he retires.


Mar 29, 2019 02:46 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I get the "cash rate" because my insurance doesn't cover the dentist I use so I dropped dental insurance a couple years ago.  Major stuff deriving from any accidents would be covered by my regular insurance.


Funny thing is, my dentist's prices are less than what my prior dentist charged AFTER insurance!  Much better care and you see the dentist, not some assistant or showing agent.

Mar 29, 2019 12:13 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The spending of Thousands of dollars scares people and the fear of getting ripped off another fear. With teeth cleaning, you know where you stand

Mar 29, 2019 12:06 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I go 4 times a year and my dentist is young and hip and does an upfront pay system that is reasonable and includes xrays twice a year.

Mar 29, 2019 11:34 AM