Celebrate Thankfulness - the November AR Challenge

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 1 Month Realty 49855-090


An ActiveRain Challenge


The November seasonal Active Rain challenge by Jim Cheney is to share how I show my clients, business associates or friends and family that I’m thankful for their business and/or friendship.


I have been part of an organization “Celebrate Our Town” since their inception in 2009.  Their motto is “Building Communities One Home At a Time.”


Kaiser Closing with Basket

Gregg and Renee Kaiser (Newlyweds) - Buyers 


After I have a closing with a Buyer or Seller, I am able to “gift” the New Homeowner a Basket filled with certificates and a variety of surprises with no strings attached – all provided by area businesses welcoming the New Homeowner to the community.  It is done in hopes that the new homeowner will make the choice to shop local and shop small businesses in their New Home Town.  Also included in the gift basket are County and Town booklets, a Wisconsin state map, county park info, biking and hiking trail maps as well as a list of “Needs” of the County nonprofit organizations / local charities – so when they are unpacking they may find some items they will no longer use (what may be junk to them can be someone else’s Treasure).



A Busy Month - Many Baskets to Deliver


As a Realtor, I am proactive in being the first contact or friend the new homeowner may meet after they move into their new home. This gives me an opportunity to spend 30-60 minutes going through the basket and reviewing each gift and goodie -- spending quality time and building rapport.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Goo morning, Diana Dahlberg what a nice welcome for your clients.... and that's a stairway full of welcomes...

Nov 02, 2017 03:38 AM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on all the sales this month. Thank you for sharing information about the gift baskets that you give new home owners.

Nov 02, 2017 03:40 AM #2
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

This is a great idea! You provide your new home buyers with lots of ways to enjoy their new community.

Nov 02, 2017 04:02 AM #3
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I love this post - what a beautiful way to bring the community together and make a new homeowner feel welcomed!

Nov 02, 2017 04:04 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Diana. What a wonderful gift for the buyer! Enjoy your day!

Nov 02, 2017 04:28 AM #5
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I've created baskets similar to yours; the clients really appreciate it. It's great to have the support of the community and gift certificates, etc., to include.

Nov 02, 2017 01:53 PM #6
Betsy N. Robinson - Serving the Sandhills, NC
Everything Pines Partners, LLC. - Whispering Pines, NC

Diana - What a great idea?  One of those "I should have thought of that" ideas.  Going to put that in action as we move closer to the grand opening of our new location.  Adding the local telephone book to it as well!  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 05, 2017 02:57 AM #7
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

That's a great idea Diana!

Nov 05, 2017 05:38 AM #8
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Celebrate our town...what a great idea for the community.

Nov 06, 2017 07:37 AM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Diana, what a great idea, and this does give these businesses some exposure, and giving the new homeowners discounts.  A win-win!  

Nov 09, 2017 06:13 AM #10
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

What a great idea!  I love that and I might have to add that to my marketing to-do list.  And I would think that it would help the new owners feel welcome in their new town, too.  

Nov 14, 2017 02:46 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana loved the picture of the Stairs with all the welcome bags, truly a nice welcome, Endre

Nov 26, 2017 11:09 PM #12
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Diana, this is a great way to make contact iwith a newcomer and get them introduced to the community!

Dec 05, 2017 06:38 PM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Diana Dahlberg Starting early on my New Year's wishes as I have limited time to play in the Rain this week and I don't want to miss anyone!  So....

Dec 26, 2017 08:06 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diana, just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy & Successful 2018, Endre

Jan 25, 2018 07:07 PM #15
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Diana Dahlberg wanted to thank you for the Birthday wishes. Very sweet. Hope you're having a production January. D 

Jan 26, 2018 08:33 AM #16
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Diana Dahlberg What a clever idea for either the agent or local chamber to embrace.  Love the display on the staircase.

Feb 07, 2018 12:10 PM #17
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Dahlberg - You are so community minded, kind, and generous. Because of you, lives are being changed for the better.

Wishing you success and happiness always. 

Jul 11, 2018 06:43 PM #18
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