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The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.

Get Creative With Your Closing Gifts!

Looking for creative closing gift ideas that will truly set you apart from all other agents?

Closing gifts are a thoughtful way to let clients know that you appreciate their business and the fact that they let you be a part of their home buying process.  Saying thank you is an essential element of building referral business. There are a few things to keep in mind that may make the process easier and help you be more creative in the process.

4 Ideas for Real Estate Closing Gifts

1. Think Local

How about a bottle of wine from a local winery?  You could try a gift basket from a local chocolatier where the delectables are produced in-house. A great local place to try is The Royal Chocolate, located in Town Center, VB.  The key is to identify something unique that applies to your area. You specialize in your area, which should make your search easier. Just keep in mind that food and alcohol can be risky because of food allergies, intolerances and varying preferences.

2. Look for Something Personalized

 

You can always put a nice twist on a gift related to the family’s new address. For instance, a self-inking address stamp doesn’t have to be cheesy. First-time home buyers especially would appreciate a thoughtful item like this stamp from finestationery.com.

The possibilities for personalizing a gift for the new family really are endless. This article suggests a high-quality monogrammed welcome mat.

For those of you who attended the business meeting where Brian Baslik from East Bay Cutting Boards shared his personalized work with us, you know that you can’t go wrong with this personalized gift.

3. Sometimes Practical Is Best

Let’s face it. If someone just bought a foreclosure with plans to fix it up as a rental unit, he’s not going to be interested in a self-inking address stamp, no matter how elegant. But he’d probably really appreciate a gift card for the hardware store or lumber yard. The point is to choose a gift that fits your client’s needs. In this case, why don’t you take advantage of your REALTOR® benefits through Lowe’s REALTOR® Benefits Program?  This is a great on-line marketing tool that enables you to send free, personalized 10% off eCoupons and Creative Ideas magazines to your home buyers and sellers. You can also send Lowe’s gift cards at a 5% discount.

4. Getting Creative

  • Regardless of whether or not you are crafty, try recreating these amazing sold sign cookies from Cookie Crazie.

 

About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.