The only two reasons to give a real estate closing gift.

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Real Estate Technology with BellaRuby LLC 30027

Being in real estate is a tough business.

 

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Sure, many think we stick a sign up in the yard, we snap a few photos, we just place a home in the MLS and we magically get paid thousands of dollars.

 

And to the outsider, I can see where they might think our job is so simple.

 

But the day to day grind of finding business, competing for listings, making ourselves available at all hours, and happily answering the phone at 9pm can be somewhat underwhelming.

 

But not all days are like this.

 

There are a few really good days...like when we get the listing signed, or someone sends us a really great referral, and of course...The closing. 

 

I am sure we can all agree, it is pretty customary to give gifts, and there are two main reasons for it.

 

The first is obvious, we want people to thank our clients and leave them feeling good about being in business with us.

 

The second is more selfish...

 

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
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Putting up the sugn is the easiest part, but after that comes the tricky stuff.

Mar 09, 2017 02:11 PM #1
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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We would all like real estate to look like HGTV portrays us, show 3, go to closing.  Doesn't happen like that!  

Mar 09, 2017 02:26 PM #2
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Nat Wallen
BellaRuby LLC - Charleston, SC
Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM

Hi Joan - It would be nice if it were like that. Ask anyone to work for free for a Saturday afternoon in any other industry and see what they say.. 

Mar 09, 2017 02:28 PM #3
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Great idea Nat WallenDefinitely something to consider and I'm glad you brought it up. Welcome to ActiveRain. I expect to see more informationin the future and I really recommend you continue blogging.

Mar 09, 2017 04:14 PM #4
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George Souto
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Nat Welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog on this site.

Mar 09, 2017 04:23 PM #5
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Nat, it goes against everything in the REALTOR for Life mantra to give people a SETTLEMENT Day Gift  !!! Think House Warming if you are gift inclined , demonstrating the relationship isn't OVER AFTER Closing !!!!!!!

Mar 10, 2017 05:40 AM #6
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Hi and good morning Nat Wallen, this is a well written and thought provoking blog post. Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first blog post.  This is a great place to meet, learn from and interact with awesome professionals.

Mar 10, 2017 06:21 AM #7
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Nat Wallen and Welcome to the Rain where we all help each other and learn from each other.

 

Mar 10, 2017 06:27 AM #8
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Kat Palmiotti
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Welcome to ActiveRain and best wishes with your blogging here.

Mar 11, 2017 05:16 AM #9
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Thanks Nat,

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.
Bob

Mar 11, 2017 08:53 PM #10
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