Client Appreciation- Saying Thank You is the Biggest Part

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Client appreciationThe buyers and sellers I work with become my clients. That is the way I choose to run my business. The agent/client relationship allows me to advocate, advise, give my skill and care, loyalty and trust to them. 

As we journey down the path of selling or buying a home, there are many opportunities for me to tell my clients how much I appreciate them. These happy times along the way are also great times to ask for referral business. 

The closing is anti-climatic as compared to all the work that was done before getting there. I like to reference the closing as the party since all the work is done and it is a happy and celebratory occasion. I make sure the buyer or seller know how much I appreciate the business.

I no longer give a closing gift at the closing. If during the search and learning process with the buyer I uncover information about an item that I think would be appropriate, I will find it and give it to the buyer. I like to deliver this to the buyer's home after the closing and to check on the buyer after the fact. If I represented the seller who has moved in town, I will do the same for the seller.

I like to do something special that will bring remembered. Bringing dinner on moving day helps the buyer and removes stress. I let the buyer select the place and menu and I pick up and deliver it with a thank you.

A few weeks later I like to check on the buyers. This is done by note card or text. The intent is to let the buyer know I am thinking about him and am there for him. I again say thank you.

Late in the year, I send a Thanksgiving or Early Christmas letter to thank the clients for being a happy part of my business. I write something from the heart and include a magnetic calendar. I have past clients tell me how much they look forward to receiving it.

Since most of my clients like to text (about 99%), I use this tool to stay in touch at random. As I am driving around town and pass something that reminds me of a buyer or seller, I send them a text to let them know they are on my mind. I get good responses from these spontaneous connections.

I also keep a stack of note cards handy to write a quick note. Rarely do I hear back from these but I know this lets them know they are special and how much I appreciate them. I cannot say thank you enough. 

Client Appreciation- Saying Thank You is the Biggest Part

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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Debbie this is a great topic for a post, the client relationship is so important in our business!

Dec 01, 2017 06:41 PM #22
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on a gold star feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 01, 2017 07:05 PM #23
Gene Mock
Associate Broker ~ Premier Team, KW Realty - Leesburg, VA

Debbie this is a great post.  By the way I knew the other Debbie Reynolds too.  I also have a client named Debbie Reynolds.  What a small world.

Dec 01, 2017 07:07 PM #24
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I bet your clients enjoy hearing from you and knowing you are there for them after the sale Debbie Reynolds 

Dec 01, 2017 08:12 PM #25
Jackie Adams
Idaho Falls, ID
Jackie Adams

I absolutely love this post.  If I were your client I would use you again and again and tell everyone.  Realtors are so busy.  It's amazing you get so many thank you's out to your past clients.   I'm bookmarking this one.  Such great ideas.  Thank you for sharing.  


Dec 01, 2017 09:25 PM #26
Deb Stein

I also stopped closing gifts and don't do xmas cards. So many more meaningful things to do. Periodically, when passing their hope I'll snap it and email or text the photo with a note about how good it looks or how driving by makes me think of the good times we had.

Dec 01, 2017 11:14 PM #27
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debbie, I am so glad that you are not automated but rather look at the consumer as an individual.

Personalized, from the heart, touches are so meaningful.

Thanks for sharing.

Dec 02, 2017 05:07 AM #28
Marilyn Holda-Fleck
Coldwell Banker Residential Broker - Westfield, NJ
Personal service for each and every Customer

Debbie -- those are all wonderful ideas -- thank you for sharing!

Dec 02, 2017 06:05 AM #29

Love your post.

Dec 02, 2017 06:48 AM #30
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

You sure do build lasting relationships...good for you!

Dec 02, 2017 07:11 AM #31
Elizabeth Y. Foulds
Long & Foster Real Estate - Saint Michaels, MD
Your St Michaels Realtor

Congratuations on another great blog and for having happy buyers and sellers. I agree that the closing is an anti-climax after all the work.   It is so nice though to see happy buyers and sellers at the settlement table.

Dec 02, 2017 08:39 AM #32
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

I like your style and I'm sure your clients appreciate your skill, knowledge, and thoughtfulness.  You get them to the closing table, and that's the most important aspect of our jobs.

Dec 02, 2017 09:20 AM #33
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

You come across as very genuine and authentic in this post. I am sure your clients love all of your kind acts and thoughtfulness. 

Dec 02, 2017 11:14 AM #34
Greg Mona
RE/MAX Platinum Living - Scottsdale, AZ
YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ!

Great post Debbie Reynolds! The little things really DO go a long way with our clients. Based upon my conversations with those who had a different Realtor in the past, it is still surprising how many said they never heard from them once the deal closed.  Oh well, more happy and repeat customers for us! :-) 

Dec 02, 2017 01:12 PM #35
Katie Campbell
Renaissance Real Estate LLC - Poulsbo, WA
Real estate agent serving the Kitsap area.

Love the great ideas! It is the simple things that make your business personable and stand out!

Dec 02, 2017 03:45 PM #36
Karin Tilley
Tilley & Associates - Denver, CO

Great ideas and I plan to use some of them.  Thank You!

Dec 04, 2017 05:50 PM #37
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So smart to stay "dialed" in with your clients needs during the closing process, moving, and while out and about. Great job!

Dec 13, 2017 09:51 AM #39
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Every agent has their own personal touches that make them special to the  clients they serve.

Feb 10, 2018 01:28 AM #40
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

These are all wonderful ways to stay in touch with clients, and to let them know they are appreciated. 

Feb 10, 2018 03:03 AM #41
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Roy Kelley reblogged this one today Debbie. I'm just dropping by to  give yo props for another great blog. You treat your clients very well, and that's why you have the honor of repeat business from them and referrals. 

Feb 10, 2018 07:32 AM #42
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