(Closed) Anyone give their realtor a gift?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@jatelynn:  Give a breezy gift that she’ll enjoy, but nothing too extravagant. Like maybe a gift basket of teas, coffee cup, and maybe some aroma therapy?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My mom and dad are both realtors. My mom does residential and my dad does commercial….I just asked my mom and she says she primarily gets gift cards to restaurants, etc, but has gotten a picture frame as well

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

@jatelynn:  what about a massage or a gift certificate for the spa! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

You don’t need to do more. She provided a service and she got paid for it.  You wouldn’t give your doctor a gift for doing a good job, would you?  Don’t get me wrong, it’s incredibly kind and thoughtful of you to do so, but in my opinion, not necessary.  Allowing her to provide the same great level of service to others you know will be very much appreciated 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My mom was a realtor for years. She always said that the best gift you can give a realtor is a referral.  So perhaps a token (e.g. an inexpensive but well rated bottle of wine) with a note saying that you plan to refer her to your friends?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We gave our realtor a Starbucks gift card (she ALWAYS had a coffee with her when we were looking at houses). 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I expect a realtor to go to bat for us and help make sure we get through any issues (no matter how big or small) that arise in the process.  It sounds to me like your realtor simply did her job.

I wouldn’t give my realtor a gift personally, besides referring them to friends/family/neighbors/etc who might be in need of their services.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@anothersmith:  My dad is a doctor and my stepmother a realtor.  They both get gifts from patients and clients!   When someone goes above and beyond for you, its a really nice gesture to show that you appreciate them.

Of course, they don’t get gifts from everyone, but there are special cases where people feel inclined to really express their gratitude.
 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

A recommendation is the best thing you can do, but a little gift is nice too.  Ours was a little flaky so I haven’t actually recommended her to anyone – but I did get her a nice bottle of wine.  Most realtors will get their client a closing present as well, so it’s nice to be able to give her something in return.

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