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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

My husband does.

May 25, 2018 10:51 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carly, yes - we all.

The best I like to the buyers is - Home Warranty for the first year.

Aug 20, 2017 11:12 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I always give closing gifts to my customers/clients at closing, even if it is just a gift card.

Jan 15, 2015 06:03 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, I give hot dog parties to all my buyers.

Jan 14, 2015 10:33 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carly,

There are two schools of thought.  Some agents we know get gifts for their work, and some give gifts.  It all depends on how you see yourself and the market sees you.  A

Jan 14, 2015 07:18 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I always offer something by way of a gift. We are not doctors and dentists. Our business is more people oriented. With doctors and dentists, you go whether you like them or not. With Realtors, not so much!

Jan 14, 2015 02:07 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have started giving CutCo cutlerly which is branded with my name, brokerage and contact info. It says "thanks for spreading the word."

Jan 13, 2015 11:57 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, I am a lavish gift giver. At least the result of the gift is lavish.

Noting the passion the buyer exhibits regarding their new home or area provides my shopping list. If they show passion regarding the vibe and culture of St Pete, I will enter into their celebration by taking them for a visit to the Salvador Dali museum.

If they are passionate about engagement in relevant activity, I will enter into their celebration by arranging lunch with the mayor.

If activity, such as running is yearning in their heart, I will enter into their celebration by appointing a time when together we can run through the sea fog.

The lavish gift I give is CELEBRATION!

Others can do the bottle of wine, bucket of cleaning supplies and the doormat.

When they come to Florida, it is a new way of living and I help them walk in it.

Jan 13, 2015 11:48 PM
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Wendy Remley
Utah Prestige Real Estate - Syracuse, UT

I usually do. If I have had to cut my commission to make the deal close, I tell them that that is their gift.


Usually though, I customize the gift to the client and their likes. I've given everything from Home Depot gift cards to massage gift certificates to even a gift certificate for a tattoo parlor or hatched chicks.

 

No, the doctor or dentist don't give their patients gifts, but they don't rely on referrals like we do. We want our clients to remember us fondly, and talk about us to their friends, family, and neighbors.

Jan 13, 2015 11:10 PM
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Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!

I do not give gifts. I do a lot of foreclosure work and our state law states if you do for one you have to do for all so we do not do them. 

Jan 13, 2015 11:09 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Successful closing is a great gift.

Jan 15, 2018 11:38 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 do on occasion.

Oct 20, 2017 06:41 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am not a fan of closing gifts.

 

Oct 14, 2017 11:13 PM
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Carly Horsman
Cressy & Everett - Elkhart, IN
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Thank you so much for your feed back! Your opinions were very helpful!

 

Jan 15, 2015 07:41 AM