It’s no secret that referrals are the bread and butter of our business. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, more than 42% of new clients came to agents by referrals, including renters and buyers. Giving your clients a small token of appreciation at closing is a thoughtful and effective way to complete your transaction on a high note while teeing up a referral ask.
Closing gifts are a meaningful gesture that goes a long way in maintaining a long-lasting client relationship and generating referrals.
Closing gifts don’t need to break the bank to be valued and appreciated. Whether you are looking for a gift card, treat basket, or anything else to give your clients as a housewarming gift, we got you covered. Here are a few affordable options that are big hits with clients:
Personalized Cheese Board or Throw Blanket
Cheese Boards and throw blankets are long-lasting, memorable gifts, especially if personalized shows that there was a great deal of thought put into the purchase.
A custom watercolor house portrait is a digital painting that can be the perfect housewarming gift for a new homeowner. It’s simple to order and will leave a lasting memory for your client.
A Welcome Plant or Tree
If your client has a knack for nature, a potted plant or fruit tree could be the perfect gift. Placed in pots for indoor use, or planted outdoors, these inexpensive gifts are a living reminder of the service you provide.
Pet Gift Basket and Treat Subscription Box
Gifts for a furry family member are always appreciated by pet lovers. gift for their furry family member would be perfect. Small gift baskets with toys and treats show pet owners you care by helping them pamper their fur babies!
Here are some tips when choosing the best gift for your client:
- Avoid cookie-cutter gifts or perishables like fruit baskets. Instead, find lasting, usable objects or art with a hint of personalization. Monogramming and engraving are easy to order and relatively inexpensive and can elevate even the most simple gift.
- Assume every client will close, keeping a mind’s eye to identifying a meaningful closing gift. Ask questions about their hobbies and after-work activities.
don’t spend money adding your brand to closing gifts. Most people do not want brand-based products in their brand new homes and will often throw them away. Make it about your client, not you.
Author: Susan Yen