Being Thankful Is A Way Of Life

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group 0225221517

Being Thankful Is A Way Of Life

To start I’m thankful Jim Cheney is hosting the AR Thankfulness contest. It spreads positivity throughout AR and everyone can always use more positive thoughts.

 

Being thankful really is a way of life. It’s the old glass half empty, glass half full – I choose half full. Real estate has made me more aware of being thankful and showing I care. Not just for clients but, for anyone that’s a part of my life. It’s second nature at this point to listen to what my clients like and keep it in mind throughout the year. Facebook is really helpful to take that to another level. If I see they’ve gotten a new car I’ll send them a note to congratulate them and include my mobile detail guys contact info or maybe they just took a trip, I’ll give them a call and ask them about the area they visited. Sometimes I’ll just see something small while I’m out running errands that reminds me of a client and I’ll pick it up and pop it in the mail or drop it off. That’s not to say it’s always about giving a material item (no matter how small). It's not about that at all, it comes down to being genuine and thoughtful – if they’ve been on my mind I’ll call or drop a note in the mail. Showing clients that we’re thankful can truly be as simple as that.

 

Thankful

 

Everyone always gets a gift at closing as well, they vary too depending on what their likes are. If I know they are going to be doing home improvements I’ll give a Home Depot or Lowes gift card and then something small that’s more personal. One of the loan officers we work with regularly always brings amazing fresh flowers to our clients at closing so sometimes I’ll get a nice vase to go with them. If they have pets we’re always sure to include treats or a toy – they’re part of the family too!

 

Roses

 

During the holidays I send out handwritten cards to every client. Some of my clients also get a gift and what I give varies by year and also by client. There’s no one size fits all because I like to personalize as much as I can, I do spend more on gifts for clients that have referred me business. Last year we had a little fun and dropped off a roll of wrapping paper about a week before Christmas to all my clients. It took two full days to make all the deliveries but, hearing from some clients that we had saved them in a pinch made my day.

 

Wrapping Paper Poem

 

 

I have reminders in my CRM for birthdays and home anniversaries but, for the most part I just remember when the dates are getting close and reach out. My clients are an extension of me and more often than not we end up becoming friends so it’s just natural to keep in touch like I would any other friend. I love hearing how they’re doing and what they’re up too. I wholeheartedly believe that if we are genuine there’s no wrong way to be thankful for our clients. Being ourselves and truly caring is what really matters.

 

 

 

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Amanda Davidson

Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

Broker - Owner
Licensed in VA and DC

6485 Old Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22315

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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Good morning, Amanda -- I really enjoyed your post -- "being genuine" is something that is quite important and makes a difference.  

Nov 08, 2017 06:49 AM #8
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Will Hamm
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Hello Amanda,  You are such a special person not just as a great Realtor but also as someone that is always making people feel special and it shows even here in the Rain!.  

Nov 08, 2017 07:40 AM #9
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Amanda, You being genuine and thoughtful is exactly what I get from reading your blog posts. That roll of wrapping paper is a great idea!

Nov 08, 2017 07:48 AM #10
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William Feela
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I am thankful for everything I have.  I feel very blessed  in my life.

Nov 08, 2017 08:05 AM #11
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Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Amanda good morning.

That is a great post.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Nothing can be taken for granted in this world, so thankfulness is essential.

Have a great and productive week.

 

Nov 08, 2017 10:01 AM #12
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I love the idea of giving gift wrap. Thank you for the great tip.

Nov 08, 2017 10:37 AM #13
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I'm really loving the wrapping paper idea - so smart. This is exactly how I picture you interacting with your clients and life. You are very special, Amanda. D 

Nov 08, 2017 02:44 PM #14
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Amanda- I too love the wrapping idea! It shows creativity and the fact that you took the time to do this!!!

Nov 08, 2017 05:52 PM #15
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Nov 11, 2017 06:08 PM #16
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Amanda and well done. Thanjkkfulness is a way of life if you are lucky.

Nov 12, 2017 05:52 AM #17
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Jeff Dowler
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Hi Amanda

There are lots of ways to show our thanks to our clients throughout the year - your idea of the wrapping paper was very clever and no doubt well appreciated.

Jeff

Nov 12, 2017 07:40 AM #18
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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You very last sentence sums it up nicely.... what really matters!

Nov 12, 2017 07:40 AM #19
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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and this is an example of what makes you so special and your clients know it!  - Thanks for sharing with us! 

Nov 12, 2017 07:03 PM #20
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
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Thank you for opening my eyes Amanda S. Davidson and being a example of what every human being should try to attain...

Nov 12, 2017 10:04 PM #21
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Michael Eisenberg
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What a great attitude you have, I'm sure your clients love you and shower you with referrals.

Nov 13, 2017 12:07 PM #22
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John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Amanda, you exude an attitude of  thankfulness. I love that you see something that reminds you of a client and then share that with them.

Great ideas for us all.

THANK YOU

Nov 14, 2017 06:30 AM #23
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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The wrapping paper idea is brilliant. LOVE the poem that goes with it too!

Nov 14, 2017 12:42 PM #24
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Jim Cheney
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Amanda S. Davidson Facebook is a great tool isn't it, what a great idea.

Nov 14, 2017 02:04 PM #25
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Your friends and clients are so lucky to have you on their side and working for them. I know the word travels fast. 

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Corey Martin
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I completely agree. Being thankful, genuine, and sincere is very important. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 15, 2017 05:20 PM #27
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