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346,916
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I give excellent service throughout the transaction.  That's my job.  I follow up with my clients monthly in many ways and they know I'm their real estate professional.  I gave up gifts a long time ago, but my clients still know I do the job they expect.  They don't expect anything else. 

Jan 19, 2017 08:41 PM
Rainmaker
912,247
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I take clients to lunch or coffee to say thank you and send them a note.

Referral partners get a $5.00 Starbucks Card and a Thank You note.

Agents get 25%! So I'm never too busy for your referrals in San Diego!

Jan 19, 2017 07:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,980,548
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I send a personal note thanking them for their business. A cake thanking them for the "sweet referral."

Jan 20, 2017 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
612,073
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Typically a dunkin donuts gift card:  "Enjoy a coffee break on me.... "

Jan 20, 2017 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
5,269,592
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A smooth settlement.

Jan 20, 2017 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,478,411
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

To the agent or to not licensed person? In both cases thank you cards and gift cards upon closing. 

Jan 19, 2017 09:51 PM
Rainer
178,632
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

 A framed photo of President Trump.

Jan 19, 2017 09:24 PM
Ambassador
3,917,910
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on the client. Certainly at least a thank you note and likely a gift certificate for dinner, etc.

Jan 19, 2017 07:31 PM
Ambassador
3,192,517
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Food, flowers or dinner - depends upons the clients!

Jan 19, 2017 07:19 PM
Rainmaker
535,117
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

A Sincere Thank You

Jan 22, 2017 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,023,957
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It all depends on the client.

Jan 22, 2017 12:41 PM
Ambassador
2,188,625
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have given gift cards to clients to let them know I'm thinking of them, and I'm happy they are thinking of me. 

Jan 21, 2017 07:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,449
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Real estate is the only profession where the professionals think they have to give clients gifts.  If you do, make it something personal for them.  Don't buy 25 knife sets with your name on them and give that as a generic gift.  I represented a friend who bought a house recently.  I got them something for their kitchen and because they mentioned J.D. often when showing the home, I got them a giant Coscto sized bottle of Jack.  The Jack was a huge hit.  I did this since they were friends as a housewarming gift, not as a close of escrow gift.

Jan 21, 2017 10:13 AM
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4,064,084
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A Thank You!

Jan 20, 2017 06:10 PM
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3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Take them out for a nice dinner

Jan 20, 2017 05:09 PM
Rainmaker
142,236
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

A gift card and a personal note.

Jan 20, 2017 03:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,073,317
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Depends if it is the first referral or second or 8th.  One husband and wife have refer me 9 times, so they get dinner from me.  First time around just a gift card to someplace.

 

Jan 20, 2017 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,439
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

A warm and heartfelt thank you.  I may send candy or a gift card. It really depends on which client makes the referral.  

Jan 20, 2017 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,875,248
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

a gift card was always welcomed...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My thanks.

Jan 20, 2017 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
845,955
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I like and agree with Teri Pacitto comment.

Jan 20, 2017 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,426,103
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pearls for the Soul book of over 800 positive and uplifting sayings....

Jan 20, 2017 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
823,588
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You mean to an agent? The referral check

Jan 20, 2017 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,367,427
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Piotrowski A gracious thank you and if licensed a 25% referral fee.

Jan 20, 2017 06:03 AM
Ambassador
1,614,024
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If it is from a brokerage then a referral fee.

Jan 20, 2017 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,901,863
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A gift card to a nice local restaurant.

Jan 20, 2017 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,818,056
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Dinner

Jan 20, 2017 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Jeff Dowler  nailed this one!

Jan 20, 2017 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,173,474
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A big "thank you" according to many laws!

Jan 20, 2017 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Teri.

Jan 20, 2017 04:16 AM
Ambassador
4,298,246
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski - A Gift Card - if you know what they like, give them accordingly.

Jan 19, 2017 09:34 PM
Ambassador
3,045,733
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Depends on the size of the referral...

Jan 19, 2017 09:21 PM
Ambassador
2,344,889
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Money.

Jan 19, 2017 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
553,369
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Something personal that shows you have listened and care about your clients.

Jan 19, 2017 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
576,873
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Who's giving the referral? If it's another agent then a 25% referral fee.  If its not an agent, technically we cannot provide gifts worth a monetary value as that is called "bird dogging."  

Jan 19, 2017 07:52 PM