Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have sent and received thank you notes on occasion over the years but not as a regular plan.  Sometimes I am just thankful it's over.  Finally.

Nov 22, 2019 07:57 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I have received many from all the above, sent many as well and also, with some agents treated to lunch. My best friend of 10 years is a broker at another company; we worked on a short sale for months and were both so chill about it, we celebrated with lunch at closing. And have been doing lunch at least monthly ever since!

Nov 22, 2019 07:51 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Absolutely yes. Many agents help get them deals closed, it's not all me.

I take my escrow team to lunch in fact. They are my friends as much as partners.

The other agent I also give a peer review on a website I can't recall for our industry.

Nov 22, 2019 07:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Always on my todo list, unfortunately it does not always happen.

Nov 22, 2019 07:50 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I do send.

No, I rarely receive. If I get one note a year, it's a lot.

Nov 22, 2019 09:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I send emails to fellow people on my side. Do send a recommendation if warranted for the lender.

I think that's out of style now. It's still important but rarely done.

Nov 22, 2019 08:31 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have sent Thank You Notes, however what I have been doing the past few years is post a nice picture of the parties in a transaction on Facebook and I am always careful to thank the other agent, the Lender, the Closing Agent and Title Company.  I think it's just good business!  And by tagging each of them your reach is tremendous!  People like being recognized and publically appreciated!  And it's just FUN!  Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Nov 22, 2019 08:14 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes I do.

Nov 22, 2019 12:44 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I haven't but think it's a great idea.

Nov 22, 2019 09:07 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

No but it's something to pay attention to in the future, I'm thinking tagging on FB like Diana Dahlberg mentioned.

Nov 22, 2019 09:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This has not been a normal practice for me.

However, I have sent many notes to clients and prospects.

Nov 22, 2019 08:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes.  Even to an appraiser who was so shocked, he called me to thank me. I was the first-ever agent to send a thank you to him. 

Nov 22, 2019 08:57 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have personally thanked those involved in the transaction at closing but seldom sent thank you notes

Nov 22, 2019 01:04 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I can count on one hand the listing agents that I thought were good enough for me to bother thanking...

A transaction is only as good as the agent on the other side...if the agent is good, the transaction is smooth.  I find that when a seller is unreasonable, usually there is an agent that is afraid to tell the seller the truth...too many are worried about losing future listings in their farm area.

Eve

Nov 22, 2019 12:14 PM
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Jason E. Gordon
AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA
Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE

Ironically enough, the one professional I know who is the best at sending handwritten thank you cards is one of our very own AR Members...

...the one & only...

...Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets 

Nov 22, 2019 12:04 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

No, but interesting idea here.

Nov 22, 2019 08:52 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes and no.

Nov 22, 2019 08:13 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nope, unless someone did an extraordinary job.

Nov 22, 2019 04:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Very seldom will I get anything from the other parties.  Title is the only one and even then only if you have an existing relationship with them.

Nov 22, 2019 09:59 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No. I should as I think it's a very good touch and professional but I have not done it.

Nov 22, 2019 09:44 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

We used to meet for a celebratory drink afterwards with the other agent if they were good to work with.  Otherwise like Michael Jacobs we were definitely grateful for the transaction was over!  A

Nov 22, 2019 08:45 AM
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Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

I've never sent Thank You notes to the other Realtor, Lender or Title Company after a closing.  During communications with each and at the closing I make sure they each know that it was a pleasure doing business with them.  That I hope we can work together again and we each reciprocate in future transactions.  Over the years, I've heard some interesting comments from Realtors regarding other closing transactions with other Realtors.  Unfortunately, they've dealt with Realtors that weren't so pleasant to work with providing some dismal stories. 

I don't have an assistant or a team.  I have received a few sender cards marked  www.sendoutcards.com from a home inspector with the sale house picture & Sold sign in yard congratulating another home SOLD and a thank you for referring his inspection company.  A nearby town mortgage company sends closing Thank You cards to Realtors. That same mortgage company had a welcoming sign stand with all our names when we arrived for a closing in their lobby. One of the title companies has a name sign stand like that also. 

I Like Michael Jacobs last sentence!  Sometimes I think "whew, how did I get through this?"  Lyn Sims, I agree that so many things we've done over the years are now out of style!  The millennial generation has a different mind set. 

Nov 22, 2019 08:40 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I send an email after the fact saying thank you and looking forward to working with you in the future

Nov 23, 2019 06:05 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

On occasion I send them to other agents. I've often taken the other agent out for a glass of wine though!

I do receive more cards from other agents than I send - I always sense though, that they are trying to recruit me. I'm just not into that business model so I don't reciprocate those! 

Nov 22, 2019 10:36 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We send handwritten gratitude notes daily.

Nov 22, 2019 06:32 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I do receive one from one company. I had not practiced this but am considering it for the future.

Always the clients.

Nov 22, 2019 05:22 PM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I do indeed 

Nov 22, 2019 03:55 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I have received a few post closing thank you notes this year and they're always appreciated.  It's my intention to do the same but...  it rarely happens. 

Nov 22, 2019 02:32 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I treat all involved extremely well constantly throughout till closing. If I am moved by someone I give them a little extra something

Nov 22, 2019 01:32 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I usually send emails. But in occasions I have sent and received thank you notes.

Nov 22, 2019 01:02 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Generally not to agents; make do with verbal gratitude. Have received notes from lenders and inspectors.

Nov 22, 2019 12:10 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I never did that....but if I was totally impressed with the agent, I'd tell that agent if he/she was ever thinking of changing offices, our door is always open to him/her.... no hard recruiting....just a compliment and a cordial invitation...

Nov 22, 2019 10:03 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I usually send a hand written note. I occasionally receive an email. It depends.

Nov 22, 2019 09:45 AM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I usually thank them through emails.

Nov 23, 2019 01:44 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

No, but I have received them in the past.  It does feel good.

Nov 22, 2019 11:58 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Yes, always.

Nov 22, 2019 10:39 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

Always.

Nov 22, 2019 09:42 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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from time to time, it depends on the transaction and the level of cooperation and amount of communication.

Nov 22, 2019 08:05 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have but it isn't a routine thing I do. I don't think it is a bad idea. I'll send Christmas cards to my lenders, etc. I did have an exception experience recently where my lender worked overtime to get my buyer approved. It was a tough situation. I gave the girls in the office a gift card to the spa for their extra work. I mean, we all have to do a great job and work together. We should all be giving great service. My vendors are on my preferred list for that reason only. Anyhow, I say thank you often, I treat them with respect and do not yell at them. If they do go above and beyond, I'll recognize their efforts.

Nov 23, 2019 07:14 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have not written any thank you notes but I've sent many a thank you email out to the other agent, the attorney and/or the mortgage person. I want to acknowledge them, I just don't want to write cards out. Agent & mortgage brokers have thanked me back, clients do all the time, clients tend to send handwritten cards & agents & loan officers tend to email. 

Nov 23, 2019 01:18 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes I send them or fresh vegetables from our backyard garden when in season. Showing gratitude is more than just words, it is the action as well! Occasionally, I will receive a thank you note.

Nov 23, 2019 09:22 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jeff ~ I sporadically have sent notes to the other agent over the years if they were good on their side, but not to the other professions.  I should be more consistent with that, as those agents remember that you sent them one.

I haven't gotten any thank you from anyone other than an agent I had just sent one to.

Nov 23, 2019 12:51 PM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I've sent a few, but it's probably something I should do more often. 

Nov 23, 2019 10:09 AM
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Lisa Weiler
PM LLC - Los Angeles, CA
Interior Design Expert & Home Stager

This is a nice thought! I also like the idea about using a Facebook photo.

Dec 02, 2019 09:57 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 have given speciality cards to the cooping agent, but have not to the lender.  I usually send a thank you email to them.   I have gotten cards, and bottles of wine! 

Dec 02, 2019 08:13 AM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Primarily I send thank yous to the clients and whoever introduced the clients to me.

Nov 26, 2019 06:21 PM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't, but I always let the agent know how much I enjoyed working with them when I truly did.

Nov 26, 2019 10:11 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Email exchange of thanks is about the limit.

I recently receive a gift of a gourmet chocolate assortment form a agent on the other side of a transaction. I was impressed!

Nov 24, 2019 03:51 PM