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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The 'promise' they won't hear or see me again for four years.

Seriously, I treat them to whatever was revealed as a passion or 'new life' intent they embrace. For some it is lunch with the mayor, while for others it a site seeing cruise from the comfort of a well furbished water craft and occasionally, it is simply a running T with the words FINISH BIG!

Should my brain synapses activity cease, I'll do the wine or gift card.

 

Jan 08, 2015 09:49 PM
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Vito Pal
Compass Realty & Management - Las Vegas, NV
Your "Pal" in Real Estate

This differes from clients to clients.

I usually give, 

1- Return Labels with their new address (Order on line, just before closing)

2- I think every client (Buyer) when they get the key (if this is a resale home) needs cleaning supplies (Paper products, floor cleaning supplies, bathroom cleaner etc). I'm sure they will use every bit of these)

3- If I know what restaurant they like, will give them or take them for dinner.

Jan 09, 2015 01:36 AM
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Kevin S. McCullough
McCullough & Associates Realty, Inc. - Trinity, FL
Broker

I also try to tailor gifts to the possible desires of the client.  Wine, gift baskets with an assortment, box of cigars, dinner at a nice resturant, chocolates, a round of golf at a nice course, something...

Jan 08, 2015 11:17 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Successful transaction.

Jan 11, 2018 08:06 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I agree with others, it is better to customize your closing gift to the needs of each client. Ask questions and listen. I usually send a congratulation card at the day of the closing and  visit them in a week with a closing gift and a copy of their file( on usb drive or printed, their choice).

Jan 09, 2015 01:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It depends on the clients. I have a few that I refer to and model to meet the clients needs.

Jan 09, 2015 10:21 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

I usually ask my clients what they need for their new home, or if it is a Seller moving to a new area - what they would like.   Sometimes they want to all go to dinner and celebrate the closing, and other times it is gift cards for furniture.

Jan 09, 2015 09:39 AM
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Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Mary Ellen Vanaken my closing gift is a gift card to a resturant that is local if possible and if not one that is a chain so they can use it where ever they are. 

Jan 09, 2015 09:22 AM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

I like to personalize my gift depending on the client. One likes to BBQ and moved from out of state so I bought them a set of Virginia BBQ sauces with a kit. They loved it. Another client had a dog who they just adored so I got the buyer a gift card while I got the dog gourmet treats. Some talk about needing a date night, so I will get them movie tickets. Some are wine lovers and I will buy wine glasses. I think that is the fun part...picking out the gift!

Jan 09, 2015 08:50 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

A gift that keeps giving, like a subscription, or some sort of wow, they will not forget for a long time.

Jan 09, 2015 05:37 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I give gifts that each client needs or desires. Invariably, each clients needs something for their home - if not, I often buy a gift certificate at their favorite restaurant.

Jan 09, 2015 03:57 AM
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Carolyn Shipp
Source 1 Real Estate - Mineral Wells, TX
Mineral Wells Texas Real Estate

It is not customary for an agent to provide a closing gift here.  But, there have been a few times where I have had some amazing clients and I will purchase a small gift item for them.  There is an agent in our office who will give her buyers a congratulations card.  For the most part, we stay in touch with our buyers and sellers because we often see them out and about or they may go to our church or the same school as our kids.  It's not a large town, so we see each other a lot.

Jan 08, 2015 11:49 PM
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

My gifts have ranged between a gift card for $100 to Lowe's to paying for a home warranty program for a seller. I try to tailor it to the needs of my client.

 

Jan 08, 2015 10:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Big checks.

Sep 04, 2019 08:37 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dipti nailed this one!

 

Aug 03, 2018 05:33 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Praful used to give Home Warranty for the first year.

May 20, 2018 09:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sometimes, Home Warranty for one year.

Otherwise something from Macy's.

Feb 28, 2018 09:32 AM
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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

A successful transaction.

Oct 14, 2017 06:28 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team this is the closing gift I give out Lumio

Jan 10, 2016 10:18 AM