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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

No, but I do call them and thank them.

Sep 19, 2018 06:44 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Sometimes.

Apr 13, 2018 11:07 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, but we make their lives so easy, they always want to cooperate with us.... they call us first, if they have a new client, to see if we have something coming on....

Apr 11, 2015 06:34 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

No, but I should.  

Apr 11, 2015 05:01 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Evelyn, I do not but that is a real good idea and nice gesture if the transaction went well!

Apr 11, 2015 03:25 AM
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Mary Ann Daniell Realtor
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Subsidiary of NRT LLC - Killeen, TX
Delivering Successful Results Since 1999

Yes I do.  Without that agent, the transaction wouldn't have happened.  I agree that sometimes you get someone on the other side who does not have the same standards and work ethic, but after all, you got to the closing table!

Apr 11, 2015 01:41 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I send them an email.  

Apr 11, 2015 12:42 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Evelyn,

Why not spread appreciation and care?  A

Apr 11, 2015 12:40 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

When they do a good job?  Yes, I take the time to write a nice letter acknowleding their efforts, have my brokers sign it along with myself and mail it to the other agents.  When it is earned, I dont tip every waiter we have when we go out to dinner if they dont do a good job either.

Apr 11, 2015 12:06 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I usually don't write a formal thank you note but I will do so either via phonecall or an email. If the other agent got me out of some kind of jam (hard to think of an example right now) I will send a small gift.

Apr 10, 2015 11:00 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Often we do with a little token of our appreciation or a happy hour sellabration.

Apr 10, 2015 10:24 PM
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Raul Rodriguez
Covenant Partners Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Sometimes the other agent is not very thankable...if that is such a word. It all depends on how well the other side works with you.

Apr 10, 2015 10:08 PM
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Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
SPINNAKER REALTY LLC - Kitty Hawk, NC
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

HiEvelyn;

No, I typically do not write notes...if an agent and I had a particularly difficult transaction, I'll invite them to dinner and pay to show my appreciation. 

Mostly, I have conversations with other agents over the phone where I will praise them for their efforts - I've found that more personal approach matters more to them...

If an agent I like does something remarkable in the mls (I am a broker-in-charge so I can see all the agents stats), I'll pick up the phone and congratulate them.

This is  a business where it's fairly uncommon for peers to praise each other.  I don't believe that their success diminishes my own.  A long time ago I decided that if I appreciate others, and take the extra step of calling and telling them so, that the good karma is out there and will return tenfold.

And in the meantime, I've had the chance to make someone will special, which puts a smile on my face as well. 

Apr 10, 2015 10:07 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not written many thank you notes after closing . I email them if it was nice working with them.

Apr 10, 2015 09:50 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do Evelyn, 99% of the time. The 1% I don't is when I've had a real idiot on the other side who did nothing to help move the transaction along or even hindered it. I just can't lie at that point and say thank you.

Apr 10, 2015 08:59 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Evelyn. We do. It does help with business.

Apr 10, 2015 06:29 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Usually I send all thanks to participating vendors and agents via email at the day of closing. But sometimes you do want to do something extra, so I send a card, or a small thank you gift, or invite this person for lunch.

Apr 10, 2015 05:32 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I do if I feel they have stepped up to the plate and delivered the whole time.  I do not do so, just to do PR work.  Mark

Apr 10, 2015 04:12 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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No. I don't. We are such a small group here. I usually shake hands and we talk about meeting the night before at one of the local restaurants. We are a very rural area. 

Apr 10, 2015 03:53 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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No I admit I don't Evelyn. I believe they are driven by their clients choices anyway so I don't feel to bad about it.

Apr 10, 2015 03:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Evelyn Johnston yes, it helps build the rapport and the next transaction could be smoother. Specially in seller's market, this helps!

Apr 10, 2015 03:17 PM