Gene Joyce, Real Estate Agent serving Fayetteville and NW Ark (Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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You can have a holiday party. One year, I sent out a letter thanking people for their business and offering them a 1/2% commission discount if they listed their home with me during the coming year and to anyone they referred in the year; this generated quite a bit of activity. I always send out a new year's card and a thanksgiving day card to my data base... another opportunity to touch them and thank them and wish them well.

Nov 01, 2018 12:26 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I know agents who have had client appreciation parties with great success. Around here Summer seemed to be the optimal time & he did it at his pool. Nothing really beats being the host of a great event & that face to face you'll get. I think if a party is too big of an undertaking then any nice gesture would be appreciated, especially around that time of the year. 

Nov 01, 2018 12:57 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

One of my friends bakes pies and delivers them to past clients. They are very well received.

Nov 01, 2018 02:04 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I like Nina's idea about offering a discount during the coming year if they listed.... that trumps a party!!

Nov 01, 2018 01:17 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gene,

One of our clients owns a lovely building with a large space.  She has the newest vintner (wine country) and the local restaurants pair food and wine and invites her clients.  It is a big success for her.

Our Florida client has a Champagne tasting party...it all depends on the market and what people in your area will appreciate.  A

Nov 01, 2018 12:48 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Holiday party.  Nice restaurant, private room, by invitation.   

Nov 01, 2018 11:33 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Party, party, party! I know that Thomas J. Nelson is successful with his client appreciation gatherings, there are others who have had great success as well with client appreciation parties.

 

Nov 01, 2018 11:18 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Sending them CMASs about how their purchase has appreciated.

Nov 01, 2018 04:18 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have found appreciation parties during the Holidays creates to much competition for their calendar.

So I schedule appreciation events in Feb and Oct, one more gritty than the other.  Since these are annual events, invitees know what to expect and do come prepared. It's a celebration of new beginnings and sharing the transformation with those they hold dear.

Nov 01, 2018 03:54 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A decent gift given with right motives hits the mark. I have always had excellent results with Pearls for the Soul book of over 800 positive sayings. Its a gift people cherish & of course causes them to think of the gift-giver too

Nov 01, 2018 02:32 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I like Nina Hollander response.  Everyone likes a Discount!  I might get less on one deal but I get MORE DEALS!

Nov 01, 2018 01:59 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Gene Joyce I'm going to share my secret gift with you.  Sanders is a famous candy company from Detroit, Michigan.  They have an incredible $9.99 gift pack that comes wraped.  Shipping is free with a $100 purchase.  Last year I dropped them off to my best 30 past clients.  I included those that referred clients or bought or sold multiple transactions.  Check out this incredible gift idea.

Nov 01, 2018 12:11 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I'll be out and about dropping off pies the week of Thanksgiving.   I agree about not loading the already-crazy Dec calendar & will send cards. 

Nov 02, 2018 04:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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A party is always a good idea.

Nov 02, 2018 01:06 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Gene, we volunteer together with our sphere - the holidays are all about giving and we focus on that.

We show them we not only care about them but, we share their charitable passions - typically either active military or animal rescue. It's a huge success each and every year!

Nov 01, 2018 08:06 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Party, pie give aways.

Nov 01, 2018 06:14 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I can't say that I have tried Gene Joyce but if I did it would be child focused in some fashion or another.

Nov 01, 2018 04:52 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I like the idea put forth by Nina Hollander. You only pay for results!

Nov 01, 2018 04:00 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I am sorry but I am out of novel ideas.

Nov 01, 2018 03:27 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.Holiday party sounds good

Nov 01, 2018 03:16 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Nina Hollander has some great ideas.

Nov 01, 2018 02:46 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not restrict doing special things to the holiday season nor do I do special things for the express purpose of generating referrals. 

Do Good Things. Do the Right Thing each and every day and your business will grow and the referrals will flow. 

Authentic gratitude and appreciation is the key for me. 

Nov 02, 2018 06:39 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Poinsettia sent to them 

Nov 02, 2018 05:58 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

I hand deliver a gift bag of wonderful goodies so I maintain face to face contact with a select group of my clients.  They are always remembered and very much appreciated.

Nov 02, 2018 11:16 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 thank you is a good start.

Nov 02, 2018 10:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

What works for me but not other is, I give out a wall calendar and have a letter in the inside address to them and thanking them for the past deal and also that I treat referrals the way I treated them. It gets referrals

 

Nov 05, 2018 05:12 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 have client appreciation parties - some with clients from the current year, and others that have been wonderful referral sources over the years.

Nov 05, 2018 08:22 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't do anyting special but maybe a phone call

Nov 03, 2018 07:38 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Nice ideas how to say thank you for customers. 

I will pick up one or two for myself, if you don't mind. 

Nov 02, 2018 05:45 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Nina, you are good. :)

Gene. I don't do special events - stay with our sellers and buyers in regular bases.

Nov 02, 2018 05:25 PM