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Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

Good morning William, and Happy Easter!

My market is a little different...I sell on the Outer Banks of NC, and very few people live here year-round.  More often than not, neither the buyer or the seller is present for closing (around 70% of my closings are mail-aways)...

I typically do give my buyers a present when they come the first time to stay at their beach house. Usually, it's some kind of decoration or other, something 'beachy'.  The buyers enjoy it, because they are excited about their new house and making many memories there, and it keeps me 'top of mind' every time they see it when they are here.

I typically don't give sellers a closing gift, as a) they aren't present at closing and b) they aren't returning to the beach and c) they are usually in a 'been there, done that beach thing' mode and are kind of 'over it'. 

Apr 04, 2015 11:32 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

No I am doing a new program of offer a bigger gift which I have to deliver

Apr 04, 2015 09:18 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Aug 26, 2018 06:53 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

My service is the best gift to them.

Apr 01, 2018 08:52 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning William. I use to, send each client a gift, but stopped doing it, it turned out not to be a benefit and doing business in 8 states, it would be that much more difficult.

Apr 05, 2015 01:22 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Hi William,

I dont know what a CTC as we dont use that here in Tucson, AZ but I just asked a similar question.   Yes, for both sellers or buyers  I represent I attend the closing with a hand written note thanking them for the business and a gift card.  Sometimes I have including pool cleaning service(s) for a year, etc.

Apr 05, 2015 12:39 AM