Top 10 Easy Inexpensive Ways To Show Appreciation

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Real Estate Agent with Remax Realty Group 316581

Your old friend calls you and says...Hey, my brother is looking for a house to buy in Gaithersburg or a Realtor or Client does you a favor....You are very appreciative but life seems to get away from you and you don't know what to do to thank them and let them know you appreicate, here are some easy quick ways to say Thank you. 

  1. Beautiful flowers are an easy way to brighten up someones day and say Thank You! 
  2. A gift certificate to their favorite restaurant
  3. A spa day
  4. A personal note telling them all the things you think are wonderful about them and how much you appreciate them
  5. An IOU to run an errand for the, babysit or take care of their dog
  6. A phone call, that may sound like a no brainer - but some people in this day and age do not think about just getting on the phone and saying thank you
  7. A breakfast, lunch or dinner dropped off at their home - made just for them by you! 
  8. Time - Spend time with the person that did the nice gesture. Time is the best money you will ever spend on someone. 
  9. Send them all the pictures you have taken of them and their family members that are in your phone and have a few printed and frame them.
  10. Say THANK YOU! 

Comments (19)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ann Marie,  You came up with some great suggestions here and this is the way to get more referrals.  Good Job!

Oct 26, 2014 12:45 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

Ann Marie Clements - too often life can get too hectic and busy for us to take time out and thank those that are contributing to us being busy because they used our service and referred others to do the same. 

Oct 26, 2014 12:48 AM
Steve Kantor
BEST AGENT BUSINESS - Bethesda, MD
Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance

A simple 'thank you' as an acknowledgement of someone's time and effort does go an awful long way. Thanks for sharing the list.

Oct 26, 2014 01:19 AM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Ann Marie, I like the idea of  a gift card to appreciation, and the other suggestions you list would also work just fine. 

Oct 26, 2014 01:45 AM
Debi McKamie
McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC - Meridian, TX
Realtor®/Property Manager

LIfe has a way of taking control of us but the kindness we show others with a simple phone call, a thank you gift or even a simple Thank You card arriving in the mailbox can put a smile on so many faces.  Happy friends and happy realtors make for a great referral team.  Show the love an appreciation!

 

Oct 26, 2014 01:54 AM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Thank You! 

 

Oct 26, 2014 03:10 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I will pass this on to others in our office.

Oct 26, 2014 04:05 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Ann Marie, it's amazing how many people don't bother with thank you's when, like you say, there are many inexpensive ways to do it. It really doesn't take that much effort, and it goes a long way.

Oct 26, 2014 05:16 AM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Thank you ! 

Oct 26, 2014 09:10 AM
Alan Gross
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender - Bethesda, MD
Loan Consultant

And don't forget the simple act of sending a card by old fashioned snail mail particularly if it is customized to the reason you are showing appreciation.

Oct 26, 2014 09:26 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Ann Marie, this is one of those little things mean a lot posts.  I know some folks with a six month old who would love a night off.  Hmmm.  I could babysit!  And it's all your idea!

Oct 27, 2014 11:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a great list. You can never show too much appreciation.

Oct 27, 2014 08:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I took the extra moments to 'like' the comments on your blog to offer some support and a few points for those bloggers. I hope that other bloggers will also ‘like’ the comments as they visit blogs.

Oct 27, 2014 08:50 PM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Patricia Kennedy - Nothing like playing with a little six month old...offer to babysit, it will be good for you, the baby and the parents. 

Alan Gross - I appreciate you!!! And you are so right about cards. 

Roy Kelley - I hope you always know how much I appreicate you! 

Oct 28, 2014 06:33 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

There are so many ways to say Thank You:)

I think, the worst one, though, it is a text message~ no good!

Oct 29, 2014 08:24 PM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Inna Ivchenko you are right! No to text messages! 

Oct 30, 2014 11:42 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Ann Marie~ Nice post, great subject! It's easy to get wrapped up in daily to-do's and forget about really saying thank you. 

Nov 01, 2014 01:28 AM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

Donna Foerster you are so right! Have a great day!

Nov 01, 2014 06:11 AM
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Ann Marie, I love this list...and, you reminded me that I took photos of one of my clients with her newborn and have to print and frame for her! :)

Nov 20, 2014 12:19 PM