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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Review the documents.  Even the best Title Attorneys/Title Closers make an occasional mistake.

Jun 03, 2017 05:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do most of my stuff before closeing

Jun 03, 2017 06:20 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I like Fred Griffin 's answer.  A

Jun 03, 2017 05:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Big Checks are always nice.

Jun 03, 2017 04:30 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I say, 'Thank you' and wish them luck in their new home.

Jun 03, 2017 07:14 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Make sure everyone is treated accurately and fairly.

Jun 03, 2017 07:10 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't always do something at closing. I like to stop by later and surprise them with something suited to them.

Jun 03, 2017 05:54 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

By the time we get there I believe they know all the special things that happened. The closing is the icing on the cake.

Jun 03, 2017 07:59 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

It's tailored to each individual client - I listen during my time with them and select something fitting to them. Like, Debbie Reynolds, I stop in after Closing - it's less chaotic that way and they appreicate it more, I think.

Jun 03, 2017 07:58 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It all depends on my clients, some get GC's, some cleaning services, and most get a bottle of wine in a basket of goodies. Right now it's a bottle of wine and stemless crystal wine glasses.

Jun 03, 2017 05:49 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I prefer to stop by after they have gotten settled in and surprise them with something really nice..gift cards,etc.

Jun 03, 2017 08:28 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Provide them with an outstanding experience through the process so it is as stressfree and beneifical to them as possible Brian Burkhalter 

May 11, 2018 09:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Cutting board for sellers and buyer party that I sponsor

 

Jun 04, 2017 11:43 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Our closings are pretty uneventful as we don't have a "closing table" in California.  Many times for a seller it's a phone call --- we are confirmed!  For buyers it will likely involve handing them the keys.  Both are good.  

Jun 04, 2017 07:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

thank them for the business.....

Jun 04, 2017 07:11 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I like to hand them their keys and thank them for their business. I let them know if they need anything ... to call me. I'm here for them long after the closing.

Jun 04, 2017 06:38 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I make sure all the documents are correct and accompany them to the closing.... but most of that is done before closing except the attendance.

Jun 04, 2017 04:22 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Gifts, meals out, house warming parties, gifts for the kids...depends on the client.

Jun 04, 2017 01:06 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Brian Burkhalter commit to be with them all the time - even after closing!

Jun 03, 2017 09:51 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

we send monthly cookies for a year

Jun 03, 2017 09:21 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Nice Fred Griffin.

Jun 03, 2017 09:17 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I hand them a key. Give them a gift card and wish them the best. Sometimes I get a barrage of compliants not getting their money worth. So why not purchase it? 

Jun 03, 2017 08:44 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

We like to give them a nice coffee table book about our state or take them to dinner.

Jun 05, 2017 07:01 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I put together personal baskets for my customers

Jun 05, 2017 05:21 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered 

Jun 05, 2017 03:44 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What Fred said.

Jun 04, 2017 08:10 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

A special gift basket personalized for them is always welcome. That, and of course, making sure all their questions are answered at closing and the keys are available and all their utilities transferred.

Jun 04, 2017 03:49 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Make sure the prorations are right on the HUD 1 and keep the spider monkey kids from climbing the stacks of law books, putting their parents keys in the electrical outlets. There is much to happen to get to the successful real estate closing.

Jun 04, 2017 03:42 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Make sure they understand the process.

Jun 04, 2017 09:13 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Brian Burkhalter Thank them for their business and ask for referrals.

Jun 04, 2017 07:24 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!
A cheerful smile with a set of keys
A cloud of dust and a hearty hand shake.
 
Hi-ho Silver!!!  The Lone Realtor!!
 
(oh, man.  I'm really dating myself)
Jun 04, 2017 06:45 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Working with me is the pleasure. However, I have given out Pearls for the Soul a collection of positive and uplifting sayings. It is always well received

Jun 04, 2017 06:43 AM
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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

Kevin J. May nailed this one!

Jun 04, 2017 06:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

'Special things"

Hmmm,

I deliver a portfolio of services I know they will need,

The most recently added to the package is a tool that addresses the question, "What will happen if I file an insurance claim? Will rate increase? What is deductible? Can I change to another insurer? What is the benefit to me to hire an attorney?"

Of course, don't over look the tub of LED lights so they can bring the house into the post incandescent era.

Jun 04, 2017 06:32 AM
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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 attended all closing to be sure the documents were all in accordance to the contract and help resolve any questions.  

Jun 04, 2017 06:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Change the locks

Jun 04, 2017 05:41 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Keep them from making mistakes.

Jun 04, 2017 05:25 AM