Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Send to trade school! LOL

May 14, 2021 02:17 PM
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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

I am a bit surprised by the answers.   I am assisting two of the "kids" from years ago buy a home right now.    My checks are not big, just a gesture.  They remember.

May 14, 2021 03:39 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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It depends on the relationship.  Typcially we give those closer to us a gift cert for whatever the graduate perfers.....but this is more for college graduates, not high school.

May 14, 2021 02:34 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Congratulations only. 

May 14, 2021 02:30 PM
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Ken Jones, ASA | Broker & Appraiser
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc./Global Valuations - Newark, NJ
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Joan Cox I never got a gift from a client, a customer, or my lawyer, or my dentist, etc., etc., etc.

I'm a PROFESSIONAL person. I don't send gifts to former clients.

Tacky, tacky, tacky. Needy, needy, needy.

Not a good idea.

May 14, 2021 03:12 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I usually don't give any but sometimes I got invited to the graduation party or baby shower etc  Then yes, I will bring a gift.

May 15, 2021 11:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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If your clients invite me I may, however none of them have so far.

May 15, 2021 07:25 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I do not. I send a personal card. But no gifts or checks. I've only done a gift of a check once... to a client who considers me her second mom and for whom and to whom I've sold numerous houses. Plus, I was invited to her daughter's high school graduation party... I watched that little girl grow up since she was in diapers. But this is an exception and not the rule.

May 15, 2021 04:07 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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As much as I do for my clients, no. I do not buy gifts for their kids, just them at close and at my parties...unless its the birth of a child.

May 15, 2021 12:24 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are surprised by some answers here? You asked and here's mine...If am going to send checks to young people who graduate high school or college, it will be to my own family. It is up to other people to provide that type of gift to their own achievers!

Besides, aren't you supposed to provide the same service to ALL your clients, rather than just catering to 'A+ clients'?

May 14, 2021 05:32 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That would be a hard pass for me. 

 

May 14, 2021 03:40 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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heck no.

May 14, 2021 02:45 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If they send directly to me the graduation announcement, one must send a check.
A graduate that does not send to me the announcement may get a gift or the partents get a big sign to put in the front yard. A recommmend they put the ID of the GoFundMe account on the sign.

May 15, 2021 05:35 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Doug Dawes nailed this one!

May 15, 2021 04:27 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I don't but it's nice of you to do so.

May 15, 2021 12:05 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Joan,

I would not, and I do like Candice A. Donofrio suggestion.  A

May 14, 2021 03:34 PM
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
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depends on the relationship that happens at the end of the transaction.  Many former customers become friends.

May 15, 2021 01:52 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

This hasn't been a concern for me since most of my clients' children and out of school and on their own but I think it would depend on your relationship with your clients, A+ or not. We are in a people business and there are always some clients that you "click" with and develop and ongoing relationship while others not so much. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer, just what you feel is right for each situation.

May 15, 2021 12:29 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.

May 15, 2021 11:56 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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A token of kindness is never a bad thing.  When I first started in this biz, I sent all of the students I knew that were graduating from high school a certificate for an ice cream cone.  It wasn't much but I acknowledged their achievement & they appreciated it.  

May 17, 2021 04:18 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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There are very few of my clients with whom I am so close of a friend that I would contemplate a cash gift for an important event for their family.

May 15, 2021 08:05 PM