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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The key?

Apr 18, 2015 11:10 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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We stopped giving closing gifts a few years back.  

Apr 18, 2015 11:38 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Typically I send them a cake in a tin with my logo/contact information on it from Penn Street Bakery with a note telling them it was "sweet" doing business with them and wishing them many "sweet" years in their homes. At closing I give them a silver key chain with a house on it. That way they got to think about me everyday.

Apr 18, 2015 10:43 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I used to but stopped about 5 years ago. I agree with John McCormack 

Apr 19, 2015 02:02 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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It always varies by client and what fits them best.  Home warranty or gift card to Lowe's for that new home buyer who may be low on funds;  custom painted watercolor of the home for the person who has everything and would appreciate something like that;  catered lunch delivered on moving day, especially for young couples whose friends are helping;  etc  It all just depends! It may be a gift certificate for a round of golf at the new 55+ community into which they are moving...the possibilities are endless.

Apr 18, 2015 10:39 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Always a cutting board and a Cutco knife.  Depending on the price they may even get a set of knives.  Of course the knives have my name and number along with the Realtor logo engraved on them.

Apr 18, 2015 09:31 PM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I always like to give a thoughtful gift to my clients when they buy a home. I do not think it is necessary but shows appreciation for their business. Before I became an agent, I have purchased many homes over the years. One agent handed me the keys for a home vs. an agent had dinner delivered to our family on our first night in our new home. Guess which agent was used to sell that home and purchase another home when we moved? 

Apr 19, 2015 07:17 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I keep it simple. A frame picture of the new home with the date. Very little expense and time. 

Apr 19, 2015 03:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jane,

We were speaking at the then Prudential office meeting at NAR, and when this subject came up, one of the agents said: "They give me a gift!".  Does your attorney give you gifts?

If you insist on giving gifts, give something that you will be remembered for like a subscription of some kind.  A

 

Apr 19, 2015 02:58 AM
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Audrey Black Maine
Mount Dora, FL

It depends on their needs/likes. If it is a first time home buyer getting a fixer upper, its typically a basket with a lowes gift card and painting supplies etc. Or I learned the wife loved cows so I got her a ceramic cow that said home sweet home . It varies each time for me, but I typically raid hobby lobby! I always include a key hanger for their new keys! 

Apr 19, 2015 02:02 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Most of the time a gift card to Menards or Lowes, Jane.

Apr 18, 2015 09:05 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not into giving closing gifts.

Oct 12, 2018 05:44 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

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Apr 24, 2018 10:17 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I like to give those atomic clocks that tell the indoor/outdoor temperature plus humidity, moon phase, ect. Although more and more people have them. I'm trying to think of something else that everyone likes. 

Apr 19, 2015 11:45 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the client

Apr 19, 2015 06:40 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It depends on the client.    I like to ask them what they would like, and most often it is to a home improvement company.

Apr 19, 2015 05:23 AM
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Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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Thanks. This has given me some ideas. I usually spend enough time with buyers to easily be able to give something thoughtful, but sometimes it happens so quickly (I LOVE those) that you really don't know.  So, for those times I will refer to this post.

Apr 19, 2015 03:43 AM
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Ernest Villafranca
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Oakland, CA
3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443

The keys.

Apr 19, 2015 03:41 AM