The buyer should be buying their agent a gift!
Now, wouldn't that be a shocker. They do give us a gift. One of life-long friendship.
During the buying process I invite the buyer to participate in a 'dolphin watch' cruise of the area. This awesome event sets the stage properly for the 'Invite your friends and new neighbors to the "Ice cream (actually frozen yogurt) adventure" as an element of the house warming party. This guiltless pleasure sets their feet appropriately in healthwise choices and adventureous expermentation. Being an exceptionally fit individual makes this adventure of indulgence actuallly believable. This is not your sprinkles and Hershey's Chocolate Syrup event. It is the very best of the unexpected and healthy.
Additinally, attendees are made aware of local business owners who provide the unique ingrediants so they can duplicate this adventure at their home. The most common expression is, "Wow! How did you think of this?", followed by, "Here's my email, send me the coupon."
And I have fun too!
Of couse artisy bird houses, mail boxes and home warranties are ALWAYS good choices if 'adventure' is not appropriate.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
I will always tailor the gift to the person(s) and the situation. Most times if you find out what restaurant they like, it is usually a good gift and gift cards to Home depot Lowes or any store like this is usually a winner. Hope this helps.
I like to give a house plant in a nice pot that compliments their color scheme. It adds greenery to the interior of their home and also serves as a reminder that it came from their agent who helped them with their home purchase.
Prudential Connecticut Realty
The best I ever gave was a home warranty for my sister.
Wine & glasses
Gift Card for nursery
Gift Card for bait shop
Tastefully Simple Bread and Pan
Basket of Cleaning Supplies
home made baby quilt
The list goes on.
I have to admit that in the past year or so, I have stopped giving closing gifts due to the economy. Hubby was laid off and hours cut and just really could not afford it. But if things keep going the way they are now, closing gifts will again be part of my transaction.