Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900 (Tierra Antigua Realty)

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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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I always give a cutting board with their names on it.  Depending ont eh price of the home I also give a Cutco knife. 

Apr 05, 2015 04:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never make it a practice to give closing gifts. However, many real estate professionals in our area do give gifts after the settlement.

Apr 05, 2015 03:42 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I give the atomic clocks that tell inside and outside temperature and humidity and moon phase. I like to give something with shelf life. 

Apr 05, 2015 11:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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I was always a listing agent, and my builders received very nice holiday baskets for themselves and the family....the buyers were not mine....I was set up to cobroke everything and I rarely sold one myself....

Apr 05, 2015 09:17 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

I give out CutCo knives.  My name and number is engraved on them.  Clients love them.

Apr 05, 2015 05:39 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I dont know if it "makes a difference" or not either John McCormack.  I simply feel it is professional and curtious.   I dont follow up with clients once we close, I know many agents do either by mail, email news letter, etc.  I am fortunate to have an unusal name and I really deliver and bring it for each client.  So much so, I have found past clients are loyal, referring my name and number when they can.   I like the cutting board idea James Dray, something they may have for a very long time and a nice memory.  I may consider start doing that or something similar Vs a gift card.  Thanks!

Apr 05, 2015 05:20 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Not in the past several years and we haven't seen that it makes any difference. 

Apr 05, 2015 03:21 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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My excellent service is their best gift.

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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

For new home buyers, I rebate 1% of the purchase price to the buyers.

For resales, I give a One Year Home Warranty.

Apr 06, 2015 01:16 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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It really determines if the client is leaving town or if I repesent the Buyer I take it over on move in day!

Apr 05, 2015 03:28 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes and usually a gift card

Apr 05, 2015 12:34 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I usually do and I'll make it a different gift if I know enough about the clients to personalize the choice. For example once I paid for the final cleaning for a seller that was short on cash before closing. But everyone appreciates a gift card!

Apr 05, 2015 07:13 AM