Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have sent thousands of hand written thank you notes over the years. They are much appreciated.

Jan 22, 2016 04:01 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do send them and keep a stack on my desk to remind me. I do a couple a week but should do more. They are always appreciated and get noticed.

Jan 22, 2016 03:02 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It is a really good idea and also to send a hand written not to people you have sold a property to a couple of years prior. It keeps your name in their head.

Jan 22, 2016 06:41 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Yes, always hand written notes.  I try to send out a few a week to various people who were a part of my week.  I do this personally as well.  Always appreciated. 

Jan 22, 2016 04:16 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I do send handwritten thank you notes to all my "A" newly prospective found clients.

Jan 22, 2016 03:05 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Yes to every client closing.

As to notes two a day to everyone in my data base.

Jan 22, 2016 03:00 AM
Craig Grossman
Ohio Certified Inspections - Dayton, OH
Home and Termite Inspections. Radon Testing.

Hi Jeff,

Yes, I try to send a customized note to every customer when thier inspection report is delivered. It is much easier to use the pre-written messages that are automatically sent but, I still like to think that customers appriciate the personal touch. I know I do. I have also begun sending out a follow up note about two weeks later. I will admit though that I have not been as consistant as I would like to be. Thanks for posting this question!

Craig Grossman

Ohio Certified Inspections

Jan 22, 2016 06:21 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. I used to do handwritten notes, but stopped. Now I call, after each completed transaction, past clients and referral partners. About 45 minutes per day, results are pretty amazing.

Jan 22, 2016 06:03 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Jeff Dowler CRS . We send handwritten thank you notes to every RE agent that sends us a referral.

Jan 22, 2016 05:32 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm guilty, I sent them rarely, less than I would want to. I have to get back on that wagon. 

Jan 22, 2016 04:47 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I do!  I send them when I have met a new prospect, when I have had a meeting with them and to thank people for referrals.  Don't keep track of how many I send.

Jan 22, 2016 11:42 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I send thank you notes, but not enough.  Thank you for the reminder.

Jan 22, 2016 10:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I send them but not often enough..maybe 1 a week. I know they are always appreciated! Might need to concentrate on writing more!

Jan 22, 2016 10:44 AM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Yes, I do. But, I do not have a goal in mind for a week

Jan 22, 2016 09:05 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Nothing beats handwritten notes.  Two just arrived in mail from grandkids who received Christmas gifts from us

Jan 22, 2016 09:01 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, I make phone calls to make sure all is good

Jan 22, 2016 08:34 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I send them to clients, other agents, and my wife and I go over daily who we are grateful for. Today is was a title company that pitched in and solved a problem that another one would'nt bother with even though they caused the problem.

Jan 22, 2016 08:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, we do.  We don't have a frequency quotient, we just do it when the spirit moves on.  It does often, we have great people in our lives. A

Jan 22, 2016 06:09 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not nearly as often as I should.

Jan 22, 2016 04:55 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't send enough.  I believe you should send as many as you meet people or if they do something for you.  And I sometimes include a card, not always.  I don't want to seem like I'm shoving myself in front of them.

Jan 22, 2016 03:29 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I should.

Apr 15, 2019 10:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have sent many, and usually when they have a friend or co-worker that just contacted me.   It varies on the timing, as they come in.   Also for graduation, weddings, babies, etc. 

Jan 23, 2016 11:56 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

No, I'd like them to be read and my handwriting is atrocious and gets worse the more I write.  Handwritten notes are old school just like riding in the same car as clients.

Jan 23, 2016 03:59 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Big believer in hand written thank you notes! Even with my terrible handwriting!

Jan 22, 2016 11:01 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have sent many over the years, and need to do more.

Jan 22, 2016 10:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393


I have sent them to clients(past, present, prospective), other agents, service providers, friends, relatives....

I don't have a consistent plan.   

Jan 22, 2016 09:22 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes, but I am old school that way. I thank my friends via a note when they have me for dinner (something planned in advance), and always to any party that I am a guest with others.

In business, I often send thank you notes, but no formula. Its just what I do. 

Jan 22, 2016 07:58 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I've been sending thank you notes when people gave me a nice review and other occasions of course. 

Jan 22, 2016 08:21 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, not a fan of hand writing things.  Wrote two checks today and that almost did me in!  Or maybe it was the size of the checks...

Jan 22, 2016 07:16 AM
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

There is absolutely nothing more powerful as a marketing tool as the hand-written note. The downside for me is that my handwriting absolutely sucks...

Jan 22, 2016 07:12 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes, but not consistantly.  I take it by spells.

Jan 22, 2016 06:57 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I typically send them after a week or two after a transaction. I am going to start doing this more with my past clients, though, this year.

Jan 22, 2016 06:24 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I think handwritten notes have more impact now than ever, since it is kind of a lost art in this digital age.  I love sending handwritten notes and I love receiving them.  I don't have a quota but send a note whenever I can find a reason.  

Jan 22, 2016 06:06 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I used to at one time. Thanks for the reminder.

Jan 22, 2016 05:53 AM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

yes. Nothing beats a handwritten thank you in a sea of junk mail and bills. 

Jan 22, 2016 04:41 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I typically thank people by phone or in person.  I like to send handwritten notes to my farm area.

Jan 22, 2016 04:27 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have had maybe 5 cards after a closing - I send them religiously to all involved including the other agent. And in some exception cases I have also send a card or called  the other agent's broker!

Jan 22, 2016 04:25 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I received a Thank You card from a listing agent and thought it was a very nice gesture. I started doing the same after Closings...

Jan 22, 2016 03:49 AM