Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I haven't had that experience; however, a funny thing (NOT) happened at my Post Office. A lady before me had her turn. Everyone was keeping their distance. Woman got out her santizer wipes, wiped down the counter and everything she could before handing the PO guy her mail. He took care of her but then it happened. The insane woman took out her container of santizer wipes and licked it all over in front of the guy behind the counter and said, "Have a nice day." I really, really hope to see her photograph at the Post Office and all other Public places with a WANTED sign. 

Mar 26, 2020 11:06 AM
Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

I am not sure I would shake, but the alcohol wipe would piss me off.  why didn't they use it prior to shaking.  

Mar 26, 2020 11:34 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd do my best not to shake hands at this time.

Mar 26, 2020 10:41 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

There is no handshaking, stay away at least 6 feet. I had a guy come right up behind me in the checkout at our little grocery market here in town.  I told him to back up.  He thought it was funny. I did not.  Don't people get it yet????

Mar 26, 2020 09:56 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

That would be humorous since I'd be doing the same


Mar 26, 2020 09:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Happens all the time Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . No offense taken.

Mar 26, 2020 11:59 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I'd ask for one if that happened or apply my own. Not offended!

Mar 26, 2020 11:49 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

That wouldn't happen to me because I would not shake someone's hand, nor be close enough to let that happen.  I stupidly shook someone's hand on 3/6, but not going do that again 21 days have passed, so I'm more than safe.

I supposed if it did happen, I would both be offended and be thinking how stupid and two faced that would be.they could have elbow bumped but even that is too close and frowned upon.easy enough to do nod from a distance.

Mar 26, 2020 10:18 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not offended. I would just say, " oh, I'm glad you did that, I forgot to tell you I just got over the flu- I think"

Mar 26, 2020 09:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

They can't shake my hand if I don't allow it.

Mar 26, 2020 09:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Said person would not have been within 6 feet of me and able to shake my hand.  I present myself with a slight bow with my hands together in front of my heart.  

Mar 27, 2020 10:24 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I just wouln't do it; offer the elbow instead. But if it did happen, now is not the time to take any offense.

Mar 27, 2020 06:42 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Not offended in this environment but I am not shaking anyone's hands either. It's kind of nice.

Mar 27, 2020 05:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Someone tried to shake my hand a few days ago, and I just said, "Whoa, we're not supposed to be shaking hands!" and he said, "Oh yeah, you're right, lets elbow bump". Silly but that's what we did. I wouldn't shake someone's hand at this particular moment in time. But I can't wait until that's okay to do again. And hug.

Mar 26, 2020 06:56 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I wouldn't shake a hand right now.

Mar 26, 2020 04:03 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I've had people do that & I've just ignored it but that is terribly rude. Right now, I wouldn't think anything. 

I do think that people are a little nuts when they pull their shirt up over their nose & mouth when you are talking with them 6 feet away.

Mar 26, 2020 02:23 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I keep a big jar of purell on my desk, we both wash our hands after each hand shake.  Nobody is offended, we all want to keep eachother safe.


Mar 26, 2020 01:59 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

They must of had a long arm.  I am only doing the bum elbow for the time be.


Mar 26, 2020 10:15 AM
chetan kapur
Golden Bricks Real estate Worldwide - Manhattan, NY
Real etsate investment expert for international

not offended at all, may be they are aggressive in game mode

Mar 28, 2020 05:11 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I wouldn't shake hands but, if I accidently shook out of habit, I would ask if they had more wipes to share! 

And, no, I wouldn't be offended - I would anticipate that the other person made the same old-habit mistake I had made!

Mar 27, 2020 08:58 PM
marian stallings
Exit Realty - Davenport, IA
I specialize in finding properties for investors.

I would giggle...I find it funny...

Mar 27, 2020 08:43 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not doing any hand shaking this month.

Mar 27, 2020 09:55 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We'll never know, we're sheltering in place. 

Mar 26, 2020 02:12 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Depends what is driving YOUR bus. If fear driven who knows what nonsense will come forth. If love will have a value. If human error still another dynamic to see your forgiveness level. Mine your insides first.....

Mar 26, 2020 11:44 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I am not shaking hands at this time but if it happened, I'd ask for a splash of their sanitizer.

Mar 28, 2020 04:08 PM