Am I alone in not having a firm handle oFn the tradition of giving gifts to buyers at settlement? Some of my colleagues wait until the folkks are settled in and make a "house call" with a bouquet of flowers or some tasty treats.
In the beginning of my career, I tended to go overboard on settlement gifts, presumab;y wanting clients t remember me for a very long tme. The truth is, however, that most clients do not remember the name of the REALTOR who helped them buy or sell a home afer a period of 10 years.
Most recently, I have purchased gift cards to furniture stores, Lowe's/Home Depot, and local restaurants for clients.
Are there any non-written guidelines for these gifts? Do most of you tend to follow the practice of giving them?
In the constrained economy, I don't have as must discretionary income to allot fo these gifts. I would love to yer your suggestions for affordable closing gifts that people really enjoy getting.
Please write to tell me how you handle the practice of giving settlement gitts. What are the nicest, but leased closing gits that you purchase? When do you typicaly give them to your clients to say "Thank You" for your business.