4 More Handwritten Thank You Notes out the Door Tomorrow

Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

4 More Handwritten Thank You Notes out the Door Tomorrow


I closed on another property this afternoon, and as I always do I hand-wrote thank you notes to the special people who made this all happen, to let them know how much I appreciated their assistance in getting this property closed in less than 30 days, with a few hurdles along the way.


Solutions Real Estate Thank You NoteI strongly believe there’s something special about a handwritten “thank you” in today’s age of email, texting, voice mail and mass produced newsletters and postcards.


So I write notes weekly, for closings as well as for other business reasons to thank people in a variety of ways.


If you are not taking advantage of the unique power of a hand written thank you note, here are some ways you can use them:


·        A note to a vendor

·        A thank you to an escrow or title person for their assistance

·        A note of appreciation to the agent on the other side of the transactional fence, letting them know how much I appreciated their professionalism

·        Coupled with a gift, a major thank you to the client for the pleasure of doing business with them and best wishes in their new home


No doubt you can think of many more.

A personal handwritten note shows you care, and that you have taken a few moments to show your appreciation for something someone has done, whether significant or not.


The personal nature takes your thank you to a far higher level, and it WILL be remembered, as you will. It can be personalized stationery, a simple beautiful card or a basic “thank you” card with no embellishments.


It’s not about what the card looks like, or how fancy it is, but that you took time to say thank you in a very personal way.


How many thank you cards did YOU send out this week?


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Active Rain Newbies
Certified Residential Specialists
Adventures in Real Estate
Addicted to Active Rain
San Diego Realtors®
customer service

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Jeff, I received one of your hand-written notes.  I do sent thank you notes. I recently sent one to my eye doctor and thanked her for providing me with such great care.  She said she had never received a thank you card from a patient. It really left an impression on her.  Great post - a good reminder to us all!

Jun 28, 2014 06:26 AM #34
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

It's nice to receive hand written notes, and better to send them. I haven't sent any out this week, but I agree thank you notes help build relationships. 

Jun 28, 2014 07:24 AM #35
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I do the same, Jeff, and also post-closing to my clients. People respond wonderfully to hand-written notes.

Jun 28, 2014 07:56 AM #36
David Rod
Scottsdale, AZ
Over 6,000 homes sold in 27 years!

This is a great habit to have, thanks for sharing! 

Jun 28, 2014 08:05 AM #37
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Jeff, I'm not at all surprised to learn you consistently send hand-written thank you notes. They generate a ton of good will. I try to remember to write the painter, cleaner, stager, gardener -- the people who often get overlooked! (They get invited to my appreciation parties, too.)

Jun 28, 2014 08:13 AM #38
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

I did 3 this week, though I need to consistently do more than that.

Thank you for asking..

Jun 28, 2014 08:31 AM #39
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Raul - and no doubt many of us support Hallmark substantially

Melissa - and it makes us stand out a bit more, too

Ella - just add it to you To Do list. I do them right after closing - it's become a habit. Other ones are not quite as consistent

Marie - I know I appreciate getting them

Richie - it's just about being courteous and most appreciate that

Tammy - but you liked getting them didn't you! Sorry to make you feel badly

Bruce - that's a great story. I bet there are tons of people who don't get TY cards but would truly appreciate them

Tom - well now you can fix it! Just start doing one now and then and it will get easier

Suzie - I think for most of us it would have to be in the plan or we might not do it

Kathy - it takes about 3 minutes to write, seal, stamp and address. Not much longer than sending an email.



Jun 28, 2014 09:06 AM #40
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Jeff, this is something I need to expand upon. I do write notes to my buyers/sellers, but I need to pick up those who help me along the way. Thanks for the reminder.

Jun 28, 2014 09:31 AM #41
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I use to do this.  I have got to get back into it.  I LOVE receiving them, so I am sure others do to.

Jun 28, 2014 10:56 AM #42
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jeff, if I were to try and do a hand written note, they would think they were getting a prescription

Jun 28, 2014 11:20 AM #43
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I needed that kick in the you know where.  I bought a box of thank you cards several weeks ago and they still are on my desk.

Jun 28, 2014 12:06 PM #44
IRMA Beltran
Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate - Turlock, CA
Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You!

Sending thank you notes is a habit we should all do but unfortunately procrastinate.

Have a Blessed Day!!!!

Jun 28, 2014 12:20 PM #45
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

In a world where texting seems to rule the day, there is something so special about the handwritten word.  I know when I receive cards with it, they almost feel luxurious.  

Jun 28, 2014 12:50 PM #46
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Jeff.  Oh so true and I need to focus again a bit more.  Joe Pryor you comment of "when you receive one you really get it"  I have received roses only once in my life.  Many decades ago yet I still remember the young ladies name and how special it was to me.

Jun 28, 2014 01:02 PM #47
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm pretty religious about handwritten thank-you's.


Love and light,


Jun 28, 2014 03:10 PM #48
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I've dabbled with thank you cards a couple of times in my career.  Now I just send out thank you emails to my title people, my lenders, etc.  I do send my clients a nice care package after the closing, but no cards.  Good for you for doing your thing!  

Jun 28, 2014 09:25 PM #49
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Dan - wow, I'm impressed.

Evelyn - sounds like you had a great habit. Hope you get back to it

Tammie - another believer!

Margaret - hope it's a good reminder

Juli - agreed, and apart from just being a very nice thing to do that's another good reason

Russell - my hndwriting is not good, either, but I dont think that matters much.

Martha - it IS worth the time investment, which is pretty small overall


Jun 29, 2014 12:59 AM #50
Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

You are correct.  There is nothing more impressive than a thank you note.  It's incredibly thoughtful and people take note of it. 

Jun 29, 2014 03:00 AM #51
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Jeff,  I agree, nothing is more appreciated than a handwritten note.  Nowadays it also makes you stand out considerably.

Jun 29, 2014 08:42 AM #52
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff, I have learned a lot from San Diego - and Brian Buffini!

It's 50 personal thank you notes a month and business grows year after year after year... (and then 50 notes are nor enough!)

Jun 29, 2014 09:04 AM #53
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Jeff Dowler, CRS

The Southern California Relocation Dude
What's my Carlsbad CA Area Home Worth??
Spam prevention

Additional Information