(Closed) Gifts for Realtor and Seller?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I’ve never known anyone to give post closing gifts to the seller or agent, but it’s a nice thought.

With every house we’ve purchased, the realtor actually has given US a gift on closing day. We’ve gotten restaurant gift cards, bottles of wine and a cheese basket and a throw blanket made in our new town……all were appreciated and completely unexpected.

You must be nicer than me, since I never even considered it! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we just closed on our first home and we didnt get a gift for the seller or their realtor ( we didnt have a realtor doing the work for us) so i have no idea you “are suppose” to do this… i think a wine basket would be nice or a chocolate basket

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We closed on our house about a month ago, and we sent our realtor a cookie bouquet the day after closing. We didn’t give the seller or the seller’s agent anything, though. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

A nice thank you card is always good.  Home baking/bought baking would be greatly appreciated.  Flowers sometimes.  I once received a gift when I worked in real estate and it made my week because it’s very rare 🙂

I think anything at all would be great!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As an agent, my favorite things to receive are letters and cards. I keep them all. I also received an overly generous gift card to a restaurant I really like from a client recently but they’re just those type of people and I never expect something like that.

Small bouquets of flowers or fruit arrangements are not uncommon either. But like I said, it’s the card I like the most.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

commission

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

just kidding [seller pays the commission], but seriously– both my parent’s are real estate agents (my mom residential and my dad owns his own commercial real estate llc)…the agent will generally buy you a little gift or something for your new home, if you would like to thank the agent do just that—send a thank you note!

As far as the seller goes, when my mother sold a close friends home she took a photo of the home and had it edited (probably in adobe or something) somehow to look like a painting and she framed it and gave it to the seller as a memory. It wasn’t a huge photo, just a small framed painting of the original home for the seller’s new home.

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