Closing gifts to cooperating AGENTS!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO 2004008944

Betty Lou Vogel's bread


I've received thank you cards from other agents and sometimes from title companies at the conclusion of a successful transaction, and I've received emails from lenders. One local agent, however, outshines everyone when she hand-delivers a freshly baked loaf of bread, bread she bakes herself and that often is still warm when she brings it. She brought two loafs to my office this week in honor of recent closings we shared.

I am on a low carb (low just about everything) diet following my recent heart surgery, but you can bet that I sat down and enjoyed a buttered, warm slice of Betty Lou Vogel's bread, nevertheless. Betty's generosity reminded me that I really need to be far more thankful for the hard-working agents on the other side of every deal. She's a classy lady, and she has been a local real estate leader for many successful years in the local market.

Thank you, Betty Lou, for all that you do! I'll let the photo speak for itself (I had to take the photo quickly before we started slicing)!

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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Well, isn't that just the nicest thing? I've never heard of anyone doing here. Maybe, I'll start a new tradition.

Nov 15, 2012 07:51 AM #1
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
That is a tremendous idea! We have actually given flowers on occasion when the agent has done an exemplary job!
Nov 15, 2012 08:52 AM #2
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Now that is classy! 

   It's also interesting to note that since she bakes the bread herself, and brings it to the Office, there shouldn't be any violation of "paying" an Agent that is not under your Brokerage.

Nov 15, 2012 09:47 AM #3
Jenny Durling
L.A. Property Solutions - Los Angeles, CA
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Very Cool! I wouldn't be able to eat just one slice of warm, homemade bread. She must really love to bake if she does this often.  I've never recieved gifts from lenders, title reps or other agents, however, my clients tend to give ME gifts at closing. The last one was a really nice bottle of Tequila!  How did they know?!  Hee Hee!

Nov 15, 2012 10:14 AM #4
Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Love this idea...really special and easy to do! I just need to design a label and I'm good to go!! Thanks for this posting...just super!

Nov 16, 2012 07:24 AM #5
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