Each Closing is a New Beginning

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Venture Realty International

 

closing gift

 

Over the years I have given my clients different closing gifts.  I've felt that a gift should be thoughtful and memorable.  And I've come to believe that the closing gift should be much, much more than just a thank you gift. it should be a beginning for future contacts and business. 

 

One of the first personalized closing gift ideas was to have ceramic pieces designed and fired specifically for my client.  Each piece was selected for the type of decor that the client seemed to prefer and on the piece (usually on the base) would be inscribed the clients name, the home address and the date.  They always seemed to be a big hit. 

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Over the years, I started taking photos and giving a framed copy with the clients name and some information such as the address and date of closing. Again, my clients seemed to appreciate these photos. 

 

Next was the addition of a personalized card with photos of the home and possibly the clients.  These are easily designed and printed from SendOutCards.  The cards lead to an ongoing series of cards that are quick and easy and very personal for each client. 

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I have yet to find a client who is not excited to receive a high quality personal card in the mail, and at time I include a gift. 

 

Now I have one new exciting change.  In place of a framed photo, I will be giving the Kodak Pulse Digital Frame with the personalized photo included.

 

 

 

 

 

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Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
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Gary, Your closing gifts are very creative and very personal.  I bet your clients love them.

Mar 19, 2011 05:15 PM #1
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
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Joyce, Thank you.  I have always felt that my clients have been very happy.

Mar 19, 2011 05:33 PM #2
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Good morning Gary,

I like the idea of having a ceramic piece done for your clients.  I also like the Sendout Card program to stay in touch after the sale.  I also send a card to the kids on their birthday with a small gift.

Mar 19, 2011 11:58 PM #3
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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Latin America Real Estate

Good Morning Don, The ceramics have been fun -  the only problem is finding someone to do them.  My ex-wife started doing them and even made some after we divorced -we are still friends. But then she moved away.  There are usually local ceramic or craft shops and someone is usually excited to work with you.  The cards are becoming a big help in my business for all events and contacts with those very important referral sources.

Mar 20, 2011 03:41 AM #4
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Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
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I agree with Joyce and Don, your choice of closing gifts really shows your thoughtfulness for your clients.  I'm thinking I'm going to have to find something more "personal" as well.  Thanks for sharing, you've got my mind rolling!

Mar 20, 2011 10:19 AM #5
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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Brenda, Thank you.I'll be interested to see what you come up with.  I know that it will be perfect.

Mar 20, 2011 03:54 PM #6
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Nice thoughtful gift ideas you've come up with Gary,  I'm sure your clients appreciate that photo card, I like that!
Pamela

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Pamela,Thank you.  I've had a lot of fun with the cards and the response is wonderful.

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