Gary Mellott, Internet Guru (PIC Internet)

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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I find it helps to be well rounded with a lot of interests because then you are interesting and can show you are interested in your clients by being able to share a little bit of you with them.?

Jun 25, 2015 08:58 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A little, but most of our relationships relate to how we are going to help with their project, so a successful project outcome is the most important interest that we have in common.


Jun 25, 2015 07:01 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Maybe prospective clients call me because we share some interests, because when they call, they feel they know me probably from my websites and blogs. But we generally get right down to business. They are hiring a professional, and I'm it. Obviously it helps to be on their wavelength ie. when you hear that they play golf or tennis at Pebble Beach you can relate, ditto going to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel now vs. 20 years ago, talking about who will win Wimbledon this year, and what California wines have made a name for themselves, etc. etc.

Jun 25, 2015 06:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 It helps Gary but it's not essential..

Jun 25, 2015 06:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I think it helps to have some common interests so you can talk about them and get to know each other better. It is not absolutely necessary though. Most people like food or travel or flowers or cars and you can strike up a conversation.

Jun 25, 2015 09:37 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I sell properties, period.

Jun 25, 2015 07:20 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gary Mellott Rapport has always been the key to developing a relationship with a potential client.

Jun 25, 2015 07:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Common personal interests may be nice but the most important common interest is in the real estate transaction. 

Jun 25, 2015 07:07 AM