A Simple Gift Idea

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties
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Frequently when the sellers move out of their homes, they leave old welcome mats at the front door and or back door. Who wants to pack old door mats, and who wants to use somebody else's old door mats?

So here is a gift idea that is thoughtful and very cost effective. Buy a new doormat or two for your clients to surprise them when they approach their front door after closing. If you know how, make a colorful bow or buy a gigantic one from your local WalMart. You can find a big bow for less than $3.

I bought this simple doormat from WalMart and made the bow myself. I sometimes add a dinner certificate from a local restaurant, or create a small gift basket for the happy homeowners.

Yolanda Realtor - Welcome

To welcome your clients to their new home.

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  1. Dale Baker 10/10/2011 08:36 PM
  2. Wallace S. Gibson, CPM 10/11/2011 12:16 AM
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Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Yolanda - Thank you for sharing quality information on a simple gift idea.

Oct 09, 2011 05:07 PM #5
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Charles Walk

A great gift idea... will definitely make the new homeowners feel welcome in their new home.

 

Charles

Oct 09, 2011 05:50 PM #6
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
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Great gift idea!! That will remind the home buyer every time they walk into their home.

Oct 10, 2011 01:43 AM #7
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Yolanda: I think they would be thrilled Every time they enter and step on the Welcome mat they would remember you. It would be nice if you could sign it at the bottom someway with your telephone number. Just another one of our Thought Provokers.

Carl and Ceil Winters

Oct 10, 2011 03:32 AM #8
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Thank you, Judith. It's a nice housewarming gift for friends and new neighbors, too!

Karen - thanks for another great idea!

Leonard, thank you.

Mary, that is to be hoped. Hopefully they won't ever stomp on it. lol

Hi, John - thanks, I hope it's helpful.

Thank you, Charles!

Hi, Ritu! It's very reasonable, too.

Hi, C&C - it's a Thought Provoker for sure... hmm... how would I do that? Thanks for stopping by. :)

Hello, Dedra - thank you! I like the mats with seasonal themes also.

 

Oct 10, 2011 10:03 AM #10
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Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy and evening Yolanda

Yolanda,
a welcome mat, sure sounds like a mighty fine gift idea, to give folks which just moved into their new home.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Oct 10, 2011 04:57 PM #11
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

How do you do, Dale? I've been giving this out for a while, I thought I'd share it. Thanks for dropping by.

Oct 10, 2011 05:32 PM #12
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Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Yolanda,  great idea...I will definitely use this on the next sale...thanks for sharing.

Oct 10, 2011 08:45 PM #13
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Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
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Hi Yolanda,

This is indeed a great idea!

Simple, effective and gives a good impression when they first walk in.

Phil

Oct 10, 2011 10:46 PM #14
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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I was in TARGET on Thursday buying NEW door mats for my vacant properties.  I routinely put the NEW ones at the front door and rotate the older one to the garage or deck/back door entry.  I REALLY spruces up the FIRST IMPRESSION

Oct 11, 2011 12:15 AM #15
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Thank you, Ronald. Here's to your many welcome mats (and closings!)

Hi, Phil - Every little (and inexpensive) idea helps in our business. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

Wallace - I will also adopt your best practice by keeping a supply of them in my trunk. Thank you for sharing, and the reblog!

Oct 11, 2011 04:40 AM #16
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Thank you, Dale for the reblog. You disabled the comment, so I'm thanking you very much here. :)

Oct 11, 2011 04:54 AM #17
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Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Yolanda, thanks for sharing your great tip for a closing gifts. Continued happiness and success! 

Oct 12, 2011 02:18 PM #18
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

It's a pleasure Kwee, and thank you for your comment. :)

Oct 12, 2011 04:10 PM #19
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
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I wonder what the branded ones look like? but this is a great idea I will have to try it.

Oct 16, 2011 03:59 AM #20
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Charles - you can order the branded ones through your company supplier. It gets pricey though, easily $50 or so per mat. I see using the large branded one for open houses. I like this better because I can add more gifts with it. Thank you for dropping by and your comment.

Oct 16, 2011 07:05 AM #21
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Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Yolanda:  Excellent idea and I am going to use it !  Thank you. 

Oct 16, 2011 11:21 AM #22
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Great to see you Donna! I hope it helps!

 

Oct 16, 2011 03:13 PM #23
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John Grissom
Berkshire Hathawy HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL

Great idea!  Thank you Yolanda.

Nov 07, 2014 09:52 PM #24
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Hi, John - thanks and welcome to ActiveRain!

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