A Thank You Can Lead To Paycheck

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291



Whenever I receive a note from one of my wonderful buyers or sellers, I like to share, just like I did yesterday.

 It makes you realize that appreciation goes both ways.


Thank you Dollar Sign



This is a concept I like to share with newer agents. My Lee used to refer to these thankyou notes as my kind of paycheck. I have found that once those notes of appreciation start coming in, the actual paycheck, in the form of referrals, is not far behind.

If you are always looking to do what is right for your clients, always looking out for their best interest, always doing just what you are supposed to be doing…the gratitude is expressed. And gratitude is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth.

The Best Kind of Pay Check is a thank you note.

Remember that a small gesture goes a long way. We all have received many notes of appreciation and if you ever need to lift your spirits, go read a few.  

It's easy to take a few minutes to show gratitude during the day. And especially now!

There are many ways to do that. It could be a written note, a phone call, a text, an email, a gesture, a favor, a needed task or a homemade treat. So many ways to show gratitude. It could be saying thanks to a family member who is just doing what they always do. 

Thank you for suggesting this post-Lottie Kendall  


 Margaret Rome



Comments (10)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

Yes ma'am, those little thank you notes/letters, does make one feel so good.  It like a booster, that makes you want to do more.

Apr 18, 2020 02:10 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - it is a shame that we don't take more time to show these acts of kindness because they make a difference in people's lives.  This time it is even more meaningful.

Apr 18, 2020 05:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - acts of kindness and appreciation have a way of acting in perpetuity.  

Apr 18, 2020 05:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. That is the right attitude. Expected no less from the Rome way! Enjoy your day!

Apr 18, 2020 06:05 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

So very true, I was always taught to tank everyone, especially those who are often overlooked, like janitors, waiters etc. It is so simple and yet often much appreciated, like a smile and it costs nothing to be polite and grateful.

Apr 18, 2020 07:09 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Good morning, Margaret. I'll remember Lee's phrase and think of it when a commission check arrives - it's my thank you note. 

Apr 18, 2020 07:20 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

So very true. When we get a thank you, it is very special. And, that's why we make a practice of sending out thank you notes each week. Lee was right! 

Apr 18, 2020 07:31 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The thank you is the icing on the cake...

Happy Saturday morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

Apr 18, 2020 08:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Several years ago, I came across a box up in the rafters of my garage.  Inside, were a few years of transaction files, and some thank you notes from clients.  It was uplifting to read them once again!

Apr 18, 2020 12:49 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat, It is uplifting to read these notes from years ago.

Many of mine are on AR and I can just type in thank you and easily find them. 

Apr 18, 2020 08:27 PM