Being Thankful Is A Way Of Life

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Being Thankful Is A Way Of Life

To start I’m thankful Jim Cheney is hosting the AR Thankfulness contest. It spreads positivity throughout AR and everyone can always use more positive thoughts.


Being thankful really is a way of life. It’s the old glass half empty, glass half full – I choose half full. Real estate has made me more aware of being thankful and showing I care. Not just for clients but, for anyone that’s a part of my life. It’s second nature at this point to listen to what my clients like and keep it in mind throughout the year. Facebook is really helpful to take that to another level. If I see they’ve gotten a new car I’ll send them a note to congratulate them and include my mobile detail guys contact info or maybe they just took a trip, I’ll give them a call and ask them about the area they visited. Sometimes I’ll just see something small while I’m out running errands that reminds me of a client and I’ll pick it up and pop it in the mail or drop it off. That’s not to say it’s always about giving a material item (no matter how small). It's not about that at all, it comes down to being genuine and thoughtful – if they’ve been on my mind I’ll call or drop a note in the mail. Showing clients that we’re thankful can truly be as simple as that.




Everyone always gets a gift at closing as well, they vary too depending on what their likes are. If I know they are going to be doing home improvements I’ll give a Home Depot or Lowes gift card and then something small that’s more personal. One of the loan officers we work with regularly always brings amazing fresh flowers to our clients at closing so sometimes I’ll get a nice vase to go with them. If they have pets we’re always sure to include treats or a toy – they’re part of the family too!




During the holidays I send out handwritten cards to every client. Some of my clients also get a gift and what I give varies by year and also by client. There’s no one size fits all because I like to personalize as much as I can, I do spend more on gifts for clients that have referred me business. Last year we had a little fun and dropped off a roll of wrapping paper about a week before Christmas to all my clients. It took two full days to make all the deliveries but, hearing from some clients that we had saved them in a pinch made my day.


Wrapping Paper Poem



I have reminders in my CRM for birthdays and home anniversaries but, for the most part I just remember when the dates are getting close and reach out. My clients are an extension of me and more often than not we end up becoming friends so it’s just natural to keep in touch like I would any other friend. I love hearing how they’re doing and what they’re up too. I wholeheartedly believe that if we are genuine there’s no wrong way to be thankful for our clients. Being ourselves and truly caring is what really matters.




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Amanda Davidson

Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group

Broker - Owner
Licensed in VA and DC

6485 Old Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22315

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am thankful for everything I have.  I feel very blessed  in my life.

Nov 08, 2017 08:05 AM #11
Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Amanda good morning.

That is a great post.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Nothing can be taken for granted in this world, so thankfulness is essential.

Have a great and productive week.


Nov 08, 2017 10:01 AM #12
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the idea of giving gift wrap. Thank you for the great tip.

Nov 08, 2017 10:37 AM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm really loving the wrapping paper idea - so smart. This is exactly how I picture you interacting with your clients and life. You are very special, Amanda. D 

Nov 08, 2017 02:44 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Amanda- I too love the wrapping idea! It shows creativity and the fact that you took the time to do this!!!

Nov 08, 2017 05:52 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


Nov 11, 2017 06:08 PM #16
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Amanda and well done. Thanjkkfulness is a way of life if you are lucky.

Nov 12, 2017 05:52 AM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Amanda

There are lots of ways to show our thanks to our clients throughout the year - your idea of the wrapping paper was very clever and no doubt well appreciated.


Nov 12, 2017 07:40 AM #18
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

You very last sentence sums it up nicely.... what really matters!

Nov 12, 2017 07:40 AM #19
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

and this is an example of what makes you so special and your clients know it!  - Thanks for sharing with us! 

Nov 12, 2017 07:03 PM #20
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Thank you for opening my eyes Amanda S. Davidson and being a example of what every human being should try to attain...

Nov 12, 2017 10:04 PM #21
Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

What a great attitude you have, I'm sure your clients love you and shower you with referrals.

Nov 13, 2017 12:07 PM #22
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Amanda, you exude an attitude of  thankfulness. I love that you see something that reminds you of a client and then share that with them.

Great ideas for us all.


Nov 14, 2017 06:30 AM #23
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

The wrapping paper idea is brilliant. LOVE the poem that goes with it too!

Nov 14, 2017 12:42 PM #24
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Amanda S. Davidson Facebook is a great tool isn't it, what a great idea.

Nov 14, 2017 02:04 PM #25
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Your friends and clients are so lucky to have you on their side and working for them. I know the word travels fast. 

Nov 14, 2017 07:14 PM #26
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I completely agree. Being thankful, genuine, and sincere is very important. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 15, 2017 05:20 PM #27
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Amanda, that's a very clever idea with the wrapping paper! Very useful and timely, too! 

Nov 23, 2017 04:22 PM #28
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Amanda! I could literally copy and paste your post into mine - we operate exactly the same way - but, we already knew that though!!

When you show your clients you care, it is reciprocated 10-fold and friendship following the transcation is the best icing on the cake you can have!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Nov 26, 2017 07:14 AM #29
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Awww...thank you so much, Amanda! That is such a nice thing to say! I feel the same way about you as well.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Nov 26, 2017 06:39 PM #30
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