Judith Sinnard, The SMARTePLAN Lady (SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas)

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

I don't attend meetings and food wouldn't lure me in either

Good luck with your presentation!

Nov 22, 2015 12:12 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Judith,

Food will not make a difference as to whether a presentation works or not.  Those are interested will be there in both body and mind, and those who are not will be there as a body.  Just my opinion.  A

Nov 22, 2015 12:40 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Be careful of RESPA requirements --- those sweet and savory treats may cost you more.   I sometimes wonder if real estate agents have kitchens at home the way they attack free food.   

Nov 21, 2015 11:59 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Air. All our meetings are held on line.

Nov 22, 2015 08:04 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Funny, I'm a broker and at my house, I have coffee and cream. :)

Nov 22, 2015 07:30 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our large RE/MAX office has monthly buffet breakfast meetings at a local restaurant. They are sponsored.

Nov 22, 2015 01:25 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

We generally see bagels and a variety of cream cheeses.

The bigger meetings are out to a buffet.

Nov 22, 2015 12:43 AM
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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

We have a marketing meeting at our Association every first Friday and the affiliate is able to sponsor.  We have had breakfast burritos to crepes or eggs and breakfast meat.

Nov 22, 2015 12:03 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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We don't have weekly meetings, so the answer is none.

Nov 22, 2015 08:52 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Normally none. Sometimes a vendor who wnats to make a presentation will bring food. We tend to shy away from weekly meetings!

Nov 22, 2015 08:28 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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We have monthly meetings and they are catered by Panara 

Nov 22, 2015 03:07 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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We haven't had weekly sales meetings in years. In fact we don't have monthly sales meetings and no meeting or gathering has been announced for the Christmas holiday season either. I am done with meetings unless they are meaningful and have lots of value.

Nov 22, 2015 08:57 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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we are lucky if we get bread and water. stale bread.... and tap water... not even bottled... the bread is hard , but we can use it for a paperweight later :)

Nov 22, 2015 07:10 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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It's just Debbie and myself and we home office so we do have to deal with weekly meetings or worrying about what to eat.

Nov 22, 2015 05:49 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Rolls if anything

Nov 22, 2015 04:54 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Our company doesn't provide breakfast but usually the speaker or our title group or mortgage company provides it.  It is usually some type of danish or bagels.

Nov 22, 2015 04:29 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
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We do not have weekly meetings, usually just monthly. We do have weekly training sessions. The last session we had bagels, cream cheese and Mimosas at 9am 

Nov 22, 2015 03:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have an annual meeting... too busy for meetings....I'll meet whenever one needs to discuss something...

Nov 22, 2015 01:13 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Fruit, danish, muffins, quiche and coffee.

Our meetings are very well attended, but not because of the food.  My broker has figured out how to make them interesting and good use of our time.

Nov 23, 2015 12:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If we are going to do something we do a lunch.  Usually soup, and salad.

Nov 22, 2015 09:30 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Judith. If we are hosting an office presentation, we bring in a home cooked meal.

Nov 22, 2015 05:21 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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We don't have weekly meetings.

Nov 22, 2015 11:37 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's a full on breakfast buffet with all the fatty breakfast foods. We cover a wide area in my rural county and move the monthly meeting between the three areas in my county. This is our general membership meeting for the county's agents. 

Nov 22, 2015 08:32 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

We don't have weekly meetings.

Nov 22, 2015 07:51 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Hi protein, low carb, no donuts, but fruit is good too.

Nov 22, 2015 02:28 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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It is kind cost reduced. Sponsors bring two boxes of begals and creme for 50 people, they want agents to sign up.  Mark, the agent brings his mother who has a restaurant so we have Russian kosher sandwiches. She handed out deep discount coupons....

The Costco stuff is more filling if you have 100 mouths to feed.   

Our brokerage offers tacos and no one shows up. No sales meeting for 6 months now.  Fine with most agents.

Nov 22, 2015 12:35 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Weekly meeting? If I were to ever attend such a thing, (and I would not) the enticements need to be significant. That means a chef prepared omlette.

For the AM meetings I do attened. flat breads, fruit and water get the job done. Too much food is the companion of time wasting meetings that go on and on and on and on and on. They are a time-hole trap.

Nov 22, 2015 12:05 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Our office meetings are mid morning @10 usually they provide Chick fli A with a fruit tray.. They have great breakfast burritos.  Some bring a mixture of donuts and bagels with a variety of cream and butter.  

By the way Judith Sinnard quiche sounds so yummy.  That is served at a lot of morning trainings by the title companies. 

Nov 21, 2015 11:58 PM
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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

Nov 27, 2015 11:45 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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We usually see Panera or similar, but I rarely go so there may be other goods brought, but thats what I see when I am there.

Nov 22, 2015 08:27 AM