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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I take them to dinner in a swank restaurant.  It reinforces the bond between us. 

   

Aug 05, 2016 10:36 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the keys to the home..... I'm a listing agent and we rarely work with buyers....

Aug 06, 2016 01:28 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I make personalized baskets - they're inexpensive and clients appreciate the personalization and effort

Aug 05, 2016 10:20 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

We give hand made baskets

Aug 05, 2016 10:09 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good service during  and after the transaction.

Aug 05, 2016 09:04 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't have a favorite as I customize it to fit the client and all my clients are different.

Aug 06, 2016 12:46 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I really enjoyed reading the answers.  I have never made a practice of giving a closing gift by felt like for a few bucks it would have been a great idea.  I believe great service now and in the future and being on call for a past client at all times is the best gift.  I just wonder if the clients feel the same way.  I wish I had a special, personal memento that was give from day one and I would advise new agents to give them something personal and special to remember you.

Aug 06, 2016 03:43 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Donald Kolenda Ken Jones summed it up very nicely.

Aug 05, 2016 11:36 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pearls for the Soul...a book of over 800 positive sayings. Fits all gift occasions, keeps giving and people remember the giver along with the warm & fuzzies

Aug 05, 2016 11:27 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

No gifts usually. 

Aug 05, 2016 11:09 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A successful settlement is a fine gift.

Aug 05, 2016 08:57 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I give something personal to the buyers. I just think it is nice to give gifts.

Aug 05, 2016 08:55 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I make a contribution in their name to Children's Miracle Network. Otherwise, my position is what Ken Jones said. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Aug 05, 2016 08:21 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

A kitchen knife with my name and phone number engraved on the blade. 

Aug 05, 2016 07:26 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

probably cutco because KW pushes it and it is deductible if engraved

Aug 06, 2016 12:17 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My favorite was one someone gave me - an amazing painting.  

Aug 06, 2016 12:01 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Buyers a house warming party where I do the cooking and have them invite friends.  It gets business for me.

Aug 06, 2016 09:23 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

A House Warming party, called a hot dog party for us, because we then have access to all their friends and neighbors and family.

Aug 06, 2016 03:23 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I have given gifts to most clients throughout the years...usually a good bottle of champaign or gift card.  On a rare occasion, we take them to dinner.

In the past couple of years, my daughter makes each client a customized gift basket...as in.. she buys all the stuff that goes in them based on what we learned about their likes.  No short cuts.

I now see more appreciation and love coming from our clients.  I do think they appreciate that we payed attention and "get" their personalities.

Eve

 

 

Aug 06, 2016 01:39 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For buyers, the keys to their new home and for sellers, the closing documents along with the confirmation of the wire of funds to their account(s).  

Aug 06, 2016 12:10 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No gifts on a regular basis. Sometimes a bottle of Champagne and 2 glasses in the refrigerator.

Aug 05, 2016 11:33 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Waterford crystal.  I know it will be displayed and they will think of me each time they see it.

Aug 08, 2016 01:08 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I sometimes give new locks plus installation to buyers. It's appreciated and keeps them safe!

Aug 07, 2016 07:29 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Aside from a bag of nuts from my body shop, I can't think of any other profession that gives gifts.  I do not give gifts, however if I did it would be something personalized to the person or something I made (food).

Aug 07, 2016 04:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Donald Kolenda - Home Warranty - specially for first time home buyers.

Aug 06, 2016 03:53 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

A gift certificate at a nice restaurant

Aug 06, 2016 02:22 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Almost always break bread with clients after closing...at a restaurant of their choice.

Aug 06, 2016 01:48 PM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Actually, after I've been put through the wringer multiple times, spit out and left for dead  around close of escrow, many of my clients take pity and give ME the closing gift...Go figure...

Aug 06, 2016 01:05 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I like to give them a framed photo of their new home.

Aug 06, 2016 11:10 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I like to give something with shelf life. My last buyers expressed interest in wanting to have fruit trees, so I have them a gift certificate to a greenhouse with a great fruit tree selection. 

Aug 06, 2016 09:26 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Bottle of wine - easy and satisfying.

Aug 06, 2016 04:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

One gets Keys and a deed, the other a big pile of money.

Anything else just pales in comparison.

Aug 06, 2016 04:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading...

Aug 05, 2016 10:46 PM