Five Things to Say in Your Thank You Card

Reblogger Gail C. Harris
Real Estate Agent with Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director

I think the best way to show how much so many mean to us here in "the rain" is for us each week to give a shout out to someone who moves us.  Someone who has consistently and repeatedly provides us with helpful hints, insights, and just plain great information.  Valerie Zinger is one of those agents, although I have not met her, I feel as though I know her.  I am reblogging her blog post to say, "Thank You, Valerie"... I hope in the future you will checkout what she has to say.  This is my way of giving back to the community here that has come to mean so much to me.  See  you next week with another "shout out".  :) Gail

Original content by Valerie Zinger

For those whose pen is poised over paper and a big chunk of writer's block hit them, here are five things that you can say in that note to your clients, whether it is attached to your home warming gift or not. 

  1. It was a joy to work with you on finding your new home.  Of course sometimes it is not a joy.  It was a struggle and the clients were mean and inconsiderate.  In that case, you can say..... It was such an experience working with you.
  2. I wish you many happy years in your new home.  Of course the clients may be newly weds and you hope they have five children or they do have five children and who will need six bedrooms when the nest is empty.  In that case, Your new home is perfect for your current needs.
  3. In this highly competitive market, you proved to be an able negotiator.  Of course, the client could have been trying to get the deal of the century and you had to write six offers before anyone would even respond.  In that case, you can say..... We worked hard to get the right deal but now it is over and you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. 
  4. How wonderful that we found a house that is move-in ready.  Of course, it could be a handyman's special and there are going to be years of work and mega bank loans to get that house fully habitable.  In that case, you can say.....  You are so lucky to have found a home that will allow you to use your creative talents to put your own stamp on it. 
  5. If there is ever an opportunity for me to work with you, your friends or family again, I want you to call me. Not every relationship bears repeating so you may not want to work with these clients again but there is referral business so you can say........  I hope you will give me a call if I or one of my associates can be of service in the future.  

We seem to be losing the art of writing notes and cards.  The quick email has replaced a card.  Some, from the Land of Entitlements, wouldn't even think that a thank you note would be polite and expected. I recommend sending a wonderful card that will sit on the mantle for days while all the friends and relatives come to see the new house. Finally and most important.  Every card should say.......

Thank you so much for your business. 

Photo credit:  Tapping a Pencil

Valerie Zinger 

email:  (613-723-5300)

Royal LePage Gale Real Estate,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  


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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gail,

This is a great post I missed and will pop over to comment on her post. Thanks for the re-blog!

Oct 31, 2011 12:46 AM #2
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

Valerie, it was my pleasure.  I'm going to blog each week someone I find that goes above and beyond for us, and you certainly fit into that category. :) Gail

Thanks Dorie, glad you are reading it. Valerie is the best. :) Gail

Oct 31, 2011 01:02 AM #3
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Gail, More than anything that's what I think the RAIN is about.

The community WE formed as a group gives us just that, sense of community and friendship that grows daily

Enjoy the day

Oct 31, 2011 03:12 AM #4
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

Absolutely, Don that's what it's all about. :) Gail

Nov 01, 2011 08:54 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good selection for a re-blog.  Whatever the messages, send the notes.

Have a great day and an outstanding November.  Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture those special moments.

Chrysanthemum Display:  Autumn Harvest is the seasonal Conservatory Display at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland. October 8 through November 20, 2011. Our visit was on October 22.  Photograph by Dolores Kelley using a Canon PowerShot S90 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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