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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

I always give them dinner on the  day of closing or move in day. I use a local catering company Tate and Tate in Redmond, Oregon.  They're great they will deliver and pick up dishes.  I usually deliver it myself.

Aug 22, 2016 03:14 AM
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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 like practical gifts. One agent had bird houses built for her clients and the house favored their house. 

Aug 22, 2016 09:16 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I customize gifts for each client. I just find out what they like or need and surprise them few days after closing ( can be an address stamp with their new address, a key chains, some moving help, housewarming party supplies or food/catering, etc.). Also the first thing I do, I send them a card to their new address congratulating them with their new home. 

Aug 22, 2016 06:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pearls for the Soul book is the coolest gift on earth. Why? It has over 800 positive & uplifting sayings that will emphasize or compliment any occasion. The afterglow for giver & receiver goes on & on...All this for $10.00?

Aug 22, 2016 04:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I always turn over the keys to the new home....my niche was new construction.... nothing more was needed...

Aug 22, 2016 03:48 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We generally give the keys and in extreme cases of need, will give a home Warranty.

Aug 22, 2016 02:53 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

My people like house warming parties.

Aug 22, 2016 11:49 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I like my home made baskets - they're personal to each customer

Aug 22, 2016 10:34 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We're hosting a House Warming party for a recent first time homebuyer this weekend.

Aug 22, 2016 09:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Lobel - if you know your clients, give them something personal - what they'll appreciate/love.

I give a gift of subscription to 'Highlight's kids magazine to those who have young kids - and for those who are 'driven' gets subscription to 'Success' magazine.

Aug 22, 2016 03:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Keys and a Deed, or a big check; depending on which side of the transaction you are on

Aug 22, 2016 10:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

A phone call to the buyer or seller advising that we are on record.  You are no longer the owner of .... or you are now the owner of ..... here are the keys to your new home!  Thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you!

Aug 22, 2016 05:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

The coolest gifts are when a seller gives his agent a gift.  We know a lot of agents who get wonderful gifts!  A

Aug 22, 2016 04:03 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

There is nothing to add here unfortunately. I like taking a pic of the buyers & the front of the house for advertising but no gifts really.

Aug 22, 2016 03:50 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

A new car!

Aug 22, 2016 10:59 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have seen a knife engraved with buyers name on it.

Aug 22, 2016 10:54 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A smooth settlement is an excellent gift.

Aug 22, 2016 10:03 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Can't think of any.

Aug 22, 2016 09:29 PM
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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 22, 2016 08:44 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not very unusual or particularly cool but that moment when I can say "we're confirmed" followed by delivering keys to the buyer or a check(or confirmation of the wire) to the seller.   

Aug 22, 2016 08:33 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Dinner their first night after moving in, delivered to the door with all the supplies for an elegant breakfast the next morning.

Aug 22, 2016 07:30 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have to be careful. I saw another agent give a beautiful bottle of wine and 30 year old bottle of scotch to her clients. They were offended because of their religion. 

Aug 22, 2016 03:12 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

A Hot Dog Party!

Aug 22, 2016 12:43 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Follow-up Dinner.

Aug 22, 2016 12:37 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Outside of a thank-you note, it has depended on the client David Lobel.  Some of gotten an arrangement from 'Edible Arrangements' (usually people that have moved out of state), some have gotten local restaurant Gift Cards (older folks that don't cook), some have gotten Gift Cards to 'Home Depot' (people that had home repairs and painting coming up), and some have gotten a Gift Card to 'Bed Bath & Beyond' (new first-time home buyers who needed everything).  I think of these as all practical gifts though, nothing spectacular or unusual.

Aug 22, 2016 10:10 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't have any really cool ideas. I personally like to give gifts with shelf life. A bottle wine gets used up. One thing I give is the atomic clocks that tell the indoor/outdoor temperature. People love these, although a lot of people seem to have them now. 

Aug 22, 2016 09:11 AM