This closing gift idea for Atlanta short sale buyers was inspired by this listing photo of a Jonesboro GA short sale I closed last winter.
Starting with a good frontal shot of the property -- here, I used the main listing photo which was used in the MLS -- a little artful digital manipulation in a photo-editing program produces the bright and cheerful image.
After changing such elements as color intensity, brightness, contrast and choosing among an array of effects, I ended up with the above image. The frame effect was also added within the editing app.
Notice there is room in the bottom third of the image for inserting a message, so this image could now be further refined in a free program such as Canva.com or perhaps a card-making template in MS Publisher to add some text, such as...
"Celebrating our new abode!"
...or something similar.
Beneath the main message or announcement, I might also include the new address.
This original creation could then be copied onto blank note cards which are available at office supply stores, and presented to the happy new owners as a closing gift. They might use the cards as an announcement, greeting card, or as a change of address notice.
A thoughtful closing gift like this takes more time and creativity than money and uses what you already have -- your listing photo. But boy, wouldn't it make an impact and be appreciated by the buyers, don't you think? And I would also make sure by own information was unobtrusively printed on the back of the card for future reference, right?
There! I've inspired myself.