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3,013,558
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If I don't remember I simply apologize and ask them their name.

Aug 15, 2019 03:05 AM
Rainmaker
623,812
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

I'm not sure I have that problem Saul.

Aug 14, 2019 09:53 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes I have to ask, sometimes I remember, other times I fake it until a clue arises and I remember.

Aug 14, 2019 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
704,641
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

"Forgive me, I have only two brain cells left from the 70s. Could you please help me with your first name?"

I have an amazing memory but it has quirks. I can tell you how and where we met. Your dog or cat's name. Your birthday/Sun Sign I rarely forget.

I will know the first letter of your first name and I'll know that the name I'm thinking of is not the right name.

So I'll just fall on my sword.

People get my name wrong all the time, no worries. Cindy Sandy Candy.

The best way to remember someone's name is to repeat it as soon as they tell it to you.

However, someone who repeats my name too many times annoys me.

Aug 15, 2019 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,091,609
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I can't remember the last time I ran into this problem.

Aug 15, 2019 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,002,983
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Regrettably, if the time has come when I must ask it's accompanied with a slight embarrassment attached. I apologize!

Aug 15, 2019 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,333,110
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Regardless of the reason, I have asked if I have forgotten a name. 

Aug 15, 2019 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
18,250
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

When you first learn someone's name, you have to really seal it in your brain.  I do that with association.  The specifics of this technique are documented in plenty of places.  Like any new skill, it takes a little longer and seems cumbersome at first, but once you get good at it, it's easy.

I think it is important to remember people's name, so I put forth the effort.

Aug 15, 2019 03:23 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's generally not a problem for me, surprisingly.

Aug 14, 2019 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
411,343
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

It totally depends on the person - some names stick for me others don't.

If I can't remember I either carry on talking without mentioning their name or simply ask their name again if it seems best to do so.

Aug 15, 2019 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,913,560
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, I remember the faces but not the names.  A sign of old age

Aug 15, 2019 01:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,014,305
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Do not forget a face. However, women realtors who constantly change their hair color think I remember their names.

Aug 15, 2019 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,992,148
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I remember addresses....  "oh, it's so nice to see you again, 15 Madison Ave!"

Aug 15, 2019 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,273,769
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Simply put, most of the time I don’. Never have been as good as I should remembering names

Aug 15, 2019 03:20 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I have always been terrible at names and it has nothing to do with age. I will remember everything else about them though. I am upfront and apologize for not remembering. 

Aug 15, 2019 10:39 AM
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532,821
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I have selective memory...I remember pets names, and the houses where I went to a garage sale.

Mike however... he remembers faces, names and the floor plan of the house they bought, even if it was many years ago.

Eve

Aug 15, 2019 09:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,303,448
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

It's a skill that can be practiced. 

Aug 15, 2019 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,443,793
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Ron is very good at it.  Or I remember the first or last name and he remembers what I don't.  A

Aug 15, 2019 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
547,603
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

If I don't remember I just don't use their name. I've even had to introduce people & I've done the same, leave an open space & they'll fill in the blank. 

Aug 15, 2019 07:45 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'll usually remember their dog's name!

Aug 15, 2019 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,454,744
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Hello there..how ya be..and hey... + a smile  open the doors of forgetfullness

Aug 15, 2019 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,996,389
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I never guess if if i dont know.... but i try to remember people by relating their name with how i know them, a neighborhood, a house, where they are from... like Florida Fred buying a home now with me

Aug 15, 2019 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,551,709
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Usually they say to me :" Evelina, you probably don't remember us."

and say their names

Aug 16, 2019 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
804,223
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I umpire. At the plate meeting prior to the game, the coaches and umpires introduce themselves, go over ground rules, exchange line-ups, etc...  I can't remember the coaches name before the first pitch, let alone next baseball season.

Aug 15, 2019 07:38 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I havea hard time sometimes with this so have to see what others have to say!

 

Aug 15, 2019 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
679,139
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Remembering names is something that I do very badly.

Aug 15, 2019 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
5,380,238
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not always.

Aug 15, 2019 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,115,450
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Yes, I'd do as Richard Weeks said. 

Aug 15, 2019 01:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,542,480
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

If they put $$$ in my pocket that is never a problem.

Aug 15, 2019 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
760,321
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I show the tag on the chain around my neck.

It has my name on it.

"That's how I remember my name. I have forgotten yours."

Aug 15, 2019 11:37 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hey Paul I learned a little trick years ago - I attach something to the name that the person reminds me of - and I usually remember names. Not always - I do have to work at that trick at times! That's why people remember my name - cause it makes them smile and laugh. Oh she's.......

Aug 15, 2019 11:04 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I generally don't, unless the name is very unique.  I just don't use names.  "Hey, how's it going.  Long time no see.  How's the house working out for you?"

Aug 15, 2019 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,605,123
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I was blessed with this gift Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS but I obviously don't remember all of them. What amazes me is I can remember asome names from 20 years ago or more even if I only met them once. BTW this happened to me yesterday with someone I had no relationship with and had not seen in 15 years.

Aug 15, 2019 06:03 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

One year, I would probably remember, it is the ones years later, I do forget some.

Sep 03, 2019 09:33 AM
Rainer
303,314
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I just ask

Aug 16, 2019 09:53 PM