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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I like to thank them for their business.... and I share the fact that I hope we can do it again.... again and again and again....

think it's overkill?

Oct 23, 2019 05:05 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Shake their hand and wish them well. I have just given them blood, sweat, and tears. I used to do elaborate gifts. Now I'm happy to give them their keys to their new house.

Oct 23, 2019 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I like to give them a dozen business cards to pass out to their friends.

Oct 23, 2019 06:47 PM
Rainmaker
676,326
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I have given many different things in the past depending on the client. I generally give a set of stemless wine glasses and a nice bottle of wine or a GC to a restaurant or a hardware store if they are wanting to do reno's.

Oct 23, 2019 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,861,136
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I make sure the transaction closes and I thank them for their business. I've already given them the gift of world-class, 5-star service. Why do you ask? Oh, and by the way, do your doctor or your lawyer or your accountant or your financial advisor do something special for you at the end of a transaction?

Oct 24, 2019 04:07 AM
Rainer
80,282
Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

I am not in the habit of giving a gift for a closing, just a thank you.. and great service is my gift to them.

.. but I do try to give a small gift for a referral.. and I mean small.. meant as a token not an inducement.   

Oct 23, 2019 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I show up!

Haha, I couldn't resist.

I know some agents consistently give great gifts. I sometimes will provide something I know my clients would love, but other times I don't provide anything.

Oct 24, 2019 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,702,290
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Help them get the home they want. 

Oct 24, 2019 05:56 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Show up with an attitude of gratitude. Thank them profusely. What do you do?

Oct 23, 2019 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
468,099
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Special things? I guess that depends on their gender and whether or not they're single.

Oct 24, 2019 08:35 AM
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708,598
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I like to give a gift. I generally give a gift basket. I try to stay within the IRS gift giving guidelines of $50 per person. So, I have some branded items like Cutco knives, coffee mugs, insulated Corkcicle cups, etc. I have a gift basket company that will put together a base with one or two branded items, and some other items they carry (maybe a cutting board and snacks or coffee/tea and snacks) and they wrap it beautifully for $50. So I have a $50 gift and some branded marketing items. It keeps me in the price point I need to be in for write offs and gives my clients something nice to remember me by. Ask Realtor Carla Gift Basket

Oct 24, 2019 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to think getting them to closing is special. I like to personalize any gift depending on what my client likes. I do LOVE these closing gifts though.

Oct 24, 2019 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
365,024
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

 

First off I shower them with Thank YOUs and gifts right from the beginning and days prior to the closing....I give nothing at the closing except my expertise if needed ... Closing attorney here in Massachusetts is now driving the Bus ... I separate myself from traditional agents immediately with this well received practice...I then follow up 21 days afterwards with an appropriate gift ... I hope that helps.....

Oct 24, 2019 03:33 AM
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932,158
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It depends on the person and their interests/situation but at the minimum a nice handwritten thank you note.

Oct 23, 2019 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,605,054
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A gift that is meaningful and everlasting should be considered. I like giving Pearls for the Soul book of over 800 positive sayings that can change your day and even your life when explored. It outlasts wine, candy or stuffed toys

Oct 23, 2019 06:29 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It varies - I personalize them and deliver it to them AFTER Closing as a follow-up. On occasion, I will bring a little bag of goodies to Closing but, not always.

Oct 24, 2019 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
661,904
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

When it comes to closing gifts I do as I feel & as time allows. I never feel like a gift is mandatory.

I have a closing today & this buyer is making out quite well. I put together a personalized Basket of goodies with some great wine, Starbucks coffee, Harry & David treats & much more. This client is my golden calf though!

Oct 24, 2019 07:27 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I like to do something very special.  Something that a lot of agents don't do.  I attend the closing.

Oct 24, 2019 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Stay in touch with them.

Oct 24, 2019 05:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Make sure that they receive a very large check.

Oct 23, 2019 09:10 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Thank you card.

Oct 23, 2019 07:36 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I show up

Oct 24, 2019 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Attend the closing, do not give gifts but do send a card.

Oct 24, 2019 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Thank them for the business.

Oct 24, 2019 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Do everything within my power to make sure it actually happens. 

Oct 24, 2019 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,976,372
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Keep them calm and congratulate them when they get their check or the keys!

Oct 24, 2019 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Everything we do should be special.

Oct 24, 2019 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
873,038
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Get them to closing!

Oct 23, 2019 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Thank you cards!

Oct 23, 2019 08:47 PM
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

One of the best things you can do is test them for a referral. Who do you know that's ready to buy or sell?

Oct 23, 2019 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

My Mom likes to crotchet, so she makes towel sets for me to hand out as closing gifts.  People seem to really enjoy them!

Oct 24, 2019 10:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My clients are treated special all throughout the transaction and beyond. They get my full undivided attention and service.  That is a gift they all appreciate.  

Oct 24, 2019 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Agree with Barbara Todaro 

Oct 24, 2019 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,792,202
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do a house warming party for buyers

 

Oct 25, 2019 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

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Oct 24, 2019 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
861,094
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I often provide a gift card to my clients as thanks for picking me as their Realtor.

Oct 24, 2019 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,691,131
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hand over keys or be sure the Seller receives their wire for proceeds.  

Oct 29, 2019 07:55 AM