“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill
Showing appreciation to our clients in our own special way does work wonders. In order to receive, we have to give. And in giving out, although our mindset is to instill impression to keep the business relationship, we should gift as a token of appreciation for the trust they bestowed upon by choosing us among other hundreds of realtors in your area.
Stuck with what to give your clients at the closing? Here are some of the Closing Gift Ideas compiled from the minds of the members of the National Association of Realtors:
1) Home Warranty
2) Gift basket of cleaning supplies
3) Donation to your clients’ choice of charity organization naming them as the donors
4) Gift baskets to cater to your clients’ taste (www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com)
5) Gift cards like Visa, Amex, Lowes, Home Depot
6) Personalized items – http://www.personalcreations.com
7) Gift certificates from local restaurants
8) Home-made pies
9) Welcome Mats
10) Have a locksmith change all the locks or re-key.
11) Magazine subscription for 12 months-( you have to know your clients’ interest for this one)
12) Betsy Payton and East Bay Cutting Boards-(this company engraves your logo and info on the back)
13) Customized 3-dimensional pictures (Happy Hang-Ups.com)
14) Cutco steak knife and spreader (with your info engraved on the item for additional $$$). Note:The knives have a life time warranty
15) Artist’s sketch of their new home. http://www.artistkacollins.net/PenAndInk.html
16) Green house plant with some fresh flowers
17) If they have a pet, get a little something for that member of the family
19) Return address labels and Note Cards to announce the new address with a picture of their new home.
20) American Flag for the front porch
In determining what is the best gift for your clients, use your own judgement. You can tailor it according to their needs and interests and what you can afford. It is the thought that counts. Moreover, check if there is any restriction in the dollar amount that you can gift as regulated by your state.
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