Your realtor may thank you for your business with a closing gift like a bottle of champagne or a framed print for your new house. But if your agent’s one of those hard-working types who bent over backward to get you into your new home quicker than expected, you can beat them to the punch.
A personal gift goes a long way.
When a card won’t cut it: 11 super-thoughtful thank you gifts for realtors
Though a gift of thanks doesn’t need justifying, you might appreciate your realtor even more when you know how hard they’re working. While a realtor’s hours are flexible, this flexibility also means your agent could be working well into the night. Agents say it’s not unusual to keep office hours from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m, and almost half work 40 or more hours a week.
Your realtor may not ask for much in return, but having a thank you gift ready at closing is an easy way to give something back.
Make it personal by picking from one of these ideas for just about every personality type:
1. For the agent who could use some R&R.
Is your realtor a go-getter that never really stops? Bring relaxation to them with a themed gift basket filled with bubble bath, bath salts, salt scrub, and scented soap.
2. For the agent who loves nature.
Whether or not your realtor has a green thumb, they’ll love the low-maintenance, office-friendly beauty of a peace lily, African violet, or another blooming plant.
3. For the agent who’s a caffeine addict.
Warning: This might apply to everyone. Give your caffeine-loving agent a convenient (and pod-compatible) single-serve coffee machine that they can keep at their desk.
4. For the agent who’s always a little chilly.
Sometimes, office temps are just plain Arctic. Gift your realtor a cozy, colorful sweater that will look great any time of year, with any ensemble.
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5. For the agent who’s on a health kick.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Purchase a “healthy snacks” subscription box, like Love with Food, Conscious Box, or Nature Box, and your realtor will be reminded each month of how much you care.
6. For the agent who really loves their desk.
Try upgrading their office supplies – give them a gold stapler and scissors, a brushed copper lamp, nice pens, and a unique business cardholder.
7. For the agent who throws killer open houses.
The agent who knows that a successful open house is all about that “wow factor” is the agent who’ll appreciate these quirky-but-eye-catching serving plate wine bottle toppers.
8. For the agent with a sweet tooth.
9. For the agent with a wicked sense of humor.
What do you get for the realtor who has everything? A hilarious tumbler they’ll want to show off everywhere. (Just make sure they don’t have it already.)
10. For the agent with all the weekend plans.
Put together a gift basket with a cute eye mask, earplugs, headphones, a lavender sleep sachet, and a small pillow to make it easy to catch up on some shuteye after a long weekend.
11. For the totally tech-savvy agent.
What looks like a regular note-taking pen is actually a digital voice recorder. Any agent who’s into the latest gadgets is going to love using a pen to write and record client notes and daily to-do lists.
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A whopping 91 percent of buyers said they’d use their agent again or recommend them to a friend.* If that sounds like your experience, give your agent an invaluable gift and spread the love by posting a review to Google or Facebook. If you’re ready to buy or sell and haven’t found a realtor you love yet, reach out. We can refer you to a local agent we’ve successfully worked with.
*“2020 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” National Association of RELATORS®.
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