My New Favorite Closing Gift--One of a Kind

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Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

 

 

My new favorite closing gift came from my new favorite hobby.  I began oil painting a couple of months ago with a local class-- I had always wanted to begin painting, especially since my Mother had been an artist and had left me her paints, brushes and some canvases when she passed away.  I feel such a special connection to her when I am using her materials to create something new.

I had only completed 2 paintings when Russel Ray suggested I do a painting of my clients new home as a closing gift.  So I began last Sunday and will do some more work on it this weekend.  I can't think of a more perfect closing gift for my clients who have just purchased their "dream home" at La Quinta Country Club.  Their family has a long tradition here at the club and this area holds many family memories.  I think the painting will be a truly personal and special gift... a reminder of their new home, their special times here in the desert, and of course, their agent!

When I am finished with the painting I will have it framed and present it to them.  They can take it home to Chicago and share it with family and friends there-- "check out our new place in La Quinta".  Or they can keep it here and share it with their family and friends here... "Who painted that for you?"  Answer:  "our Realtor Kathy!"

This post is part of the Kodak - ActiveRain - Challenge - The Closing Gift

 

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Judith Parker
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Hi Kathy, what a wonderful gift and the painting is beautiful.  You are quite talented.  Your clients will be thrilled.

Mar 25, 2011 02:00 PM #1
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Kathy Schowe
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Thank you Judith-- I am not finished-- just got it started.  K

Mar 25, 2011 02:07 PM #2
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Praful Thakkar
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Kathy, lovely gift ...and this is something no money can buy!

In this world, who has time for others? So taking time for the painting is the best gift one can get. 

Mar 25, 2011 05:33 PM #3
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Paula Stills
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Good morning Kathy, great ideal Russell share and you have a special talent.  You have made an impression on your clients. They will share the painting with friends and family everybody will want a painting of their home....They will never forget you.....Make it a great day.

Mar 26, 2011 01:32 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

You have inspired me to begin painting again.  Great idea by our friend Russel.  It is looking good, annd I am looking forward to seeing the results. A

Mar 26, 2011 03:06 AM #5
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Larry & Jacque Ficek
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Very thoughtful idea Kathy! It is nice gift and definitely personal to each client.

Jacque & Larry

Mar 26, 2011 04:27 AM #6
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Kim Inman
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Kathy...what a great closing gift!  I'd be honored to receive a gift like that at closing!

Mar 26, 2011 07:15 AM #7
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Kathy Schowe
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La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I had some time today to work on my "Fernando"...  almost done!

Mar 26, 2011 04:30 PM #8
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Kathy Smiley
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Wow, Kathy! YOU painted this? You are awesome!

Mar 26, 2011 05:58 PM #9
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Kathy Schowe
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Thanks Kathy! :-)

Mar 26, 2011 06:57 PM #10
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