Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (eXp Realty)

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Lyn Sims
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8x10 framed glossy print of you (or me lol).

Oct 06, 2017 09:56 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Praful I will never tell on this platform

Oct 05, 2017 10:46 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I personally have a set of Cutco knives myself and love them and have used them for 20 years. But I also would never give knives as a closing gift... it's bad luck. Generally, I don't like to give gifts that can be consumed.... once they've eaten it, they've forgotten about it.

Oct 05, 2017 10:28 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I would never give a gift that I would never 'think' to give someone! 

As for the Cutco - I have one that a dear AR Realtor® friend gave me several years ago - we are still very good friends and the knife is still my most-used knife!

Oct 05, 2017 09:33 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Praful,

If you were to give a knife, you always ask them for a penny.  That cuts this superstition.  I had a good friend give me a great knife, and I gave her a penny..we remained friends.  A

Oct 05, 2017 09:11 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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$1,000,000.00 

Oct 06, 2017 05:38 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Lingerie

Oct 06, 2017 10:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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There a winery with a bottle Labeled Cat 4.  I am unlikely to present that as a closing gift unless conditions were properly set.

A prank gift shop has a 50 Foot hemp rope labeled 'Sink hole recovery system' with instructions to attach one end to mail box and other end around the ankle. 

I can see neither of these never becoming the 'go to' closing gift in Florida.

Oct 06, 2017 10:22 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I'm with you on the Cutco Knives or anything else that has my logo plastered all over it.  Now, if it is something where my logo is on the back or is not noticeable, that's fine, but as a consumer, no way would I use something with a logo splashed all over it.  LOL  But that is totally just me and my dislike of things like that. 

Oct 06, 2017 09:09 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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A night at the Roxbury

 

Oct 05, 2017 09:24 PM
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Bob Crane
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Something that I have never put much thought into, and dont intend to.

Oct 05, 2017 09:24 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Since I don't drink, I never give wine or champaign. 

Oct 09, 2017 04:11 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Endre Barath, Jr. nailed this one!

Oct 06, 2017 01:25 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Nothing~ that is a terrible thing. Anything but nothing, even balloons to make their day special. 

Oct 06, 2017 10:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I give Cutco knives.  My clients love them.

Oct 06, 2017 10:40 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I never gave those type of gifts.... 

Oct 06, 2017 10:33 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I have never given knives as a closing gift but Chef Dolores loves her Cutco knives.

Oct 06, 2017 10:32 AM
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John Bear
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL

I would never give my soul away.

Oct 06, 2017 10:17 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Praful Thakkar Cash

Oct 06, 2017 10:11 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I can think of a lot of things I would not give. We usually give a gift card that's good at a variety of places.

I had never heard of Cutco knives nor have I seen an agent give them away. It must be a big-city thing.

Oct 07, 2017 01:47 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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cash

Oct 07, 2017 09:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
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I will never give a Calendar!

It's only good for one or less years LOL - a real waste IMO

Oct 07, 2017 06:13 AM
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Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
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A gift certificate for a discount at a funeral home.

Oct 07, 2017 04:00 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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A gift certificate to a divorce attorney!

Oct 06, 2017 08:33 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Money

Oct 06, 2017 05:54 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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There is one agent in town that had afghans made for clients with his company name and his name on it. I will never give a personalized afghan throw with my name on it. I wouldn't use it and wouldn't expect my clients to either.

Oct 06, 2017 04:25 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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There are a lot of "gifts" out there that one should not give.  Strippers (the people, not the wallpaper removal tools), small children and puppies.

 

What I have given?  To a friend who bought w/me a set of color coded cutting boards for (thin ones, went into a sleeve, one for veggies, another for fish, etc..) and a Costco sized bottle of Jack (his favorite drink).

Oct 06, 2017 04:17 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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       Something with my company logo or my name on it.

Oct 06, 2017 03:19 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Actually I like those knives but I understand your feelings.

Oct 06, 2017 02:48 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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I will never give my closed clients a gift card...too lazy.

Oct 06, 2017 01:43 PM
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John Meussner
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I'd never give cash. Beyond that, I think anything tailored to a specific client is good

Oct 06, 2017 11:28 AM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Interesting..I always think of something my client would like..no one size fits all.

Oct 05, 2017 09:47 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I would never a give a knife as a gift as well.

Oct 07, 2017 10:37 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
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A pet

Oct 07, 2017 10:12 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Not a fan of Cutco knives but they are popular

Oct 07, 2017 07:20 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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They say you should never give knives as gifts

Oct 07, 2017 05:07 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Knives for sure ... and never anything with my name or logo printed or engraved on it.  

Oct 06, 2017 06:44 PM
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Sam Shueh
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my commission.

Oct 06, 2017 06:13 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Just give gift card.

Oct 06, 2017 04:50 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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Knives or any other item that can be used as a weapon or offend

Anything personally engraved with my info or theirs -  tacky

I always match the closing gift with the client and I think I am at 100% on success in that department.  I listen and learn about them and that is the best way to know what would work best for them and be appreciated.  

Oct 06, 2017 04:23 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Whatever one gives should be done with the right motives

Oct 06, 2017 10:32 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Probably anyone with my name/face on it.

Oct 10, 2017 07:29 PM