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The Best Closing Gifts Realtors Have Given and Received

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The Best Closing Gifts Realtors Have Given and Received

Are you in the escrow process and trying to decide what closing gift to give to your clients or your real estate agent? Look no further! We’ve surveyed over 75 agents across the United States to learn about the best closing gifts Realtors have given and received.

I remember the first house we bought, we weren’t expecting a closing gift at all. But then we got one…

A framed piece of printer paper of our name, their company name and a fake key from a craft store.

Talk about UNDERWHELMING. I’m pretty sure it lived on the floor of our car for months before we tossed it in the trash. Honestly, we would have rather not gotten anything.

As an agent, please remember this… don’t be cheap! Even if your commission is smaller than you would expect, a handwritten thank you card goes a LONG way!

Now when it comes to closing gifts there are a few factors to consider:

What is your budget?

Depending on the price of your home, the amount of commission you make can directly impact your budget for the gift. If you are only making a $2K commission, you may opt for a gift under $100, but if you are making a $10K commission, you might be closer to a $500 gift. It really just depends on your business plan, relationship with the client, etc.

What is something the client will actually use?

Keep in mind that all clients are not created equal. A watercolor painting that may be sentimental for someone could mean nothing to someone else.

Also, not all clients drink alcohol.

As you get to learn them through the buying or selling process, you’ll be able to identify what they enjoy and cater your gift that way.

How can I ensure my gift stands out?

Make it personal and if your budget doesn’t allow for something extravagant, a handwritten thank you card goes a LONG way.

Also, remember how important reviews are? Keep this in mind when asking for a review. How will your closing gift make your client feel?

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Best Closing Gifts for Clients

Roomba Vacuum

One of the most popular answers, a Roomba! Perfect gift to give clients who maybe wouldn’t purchase this themselves. Also awesome to get those floors clean while moving in.

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Custom Watercolor Painting of the Home

This is a great touch for any homeowner! All you need is a photo of the home and you can have an artist create a watercolor image from it. You can personalize it as well with whatever you’d like!

This watercolor painting is also gorgeous!

Don’t forget to purchase a frame if needed!

Meat and Cheese Basket

I love this idea and it works for both the client AND agent side! Everyone loves a good meat and cheese basket.

Here are some things you might include:

  • Local Wine (if you KNOW they are wine drinkers)
  • Topo Chicos, Craft Root Beer, or Mexican Coke (mainly for the tall bottles)
  • Cheese (French Port Salut, Brie, Goat Cheese, Dubliner Irish)
  • Honey
  • Jam
  • Meats (Salami, Pepperoni, Sausage)
  • Crackers
  • Olives
  • Pretzels
  • Nuts
  • Gift card for a local restaurant

Home Warranty

This seems like a more common ask in a contract lately, but if it isn’t in there, why not give your client a home warranty package?

It gives peace of mind to a buyer especially if the home isn’t a brand new build and most likely will be used!

House Cleaning Service

This is definitely dependent on the person, but how about a house cleaning service? Either a deep-clean prior to moving in or a monthly cleaning for a few months!

I would recommend knowing your clients a little bit to gift this.

Ring Doorbell

A great idea for any new home! This was one of the top recommendations as the best closing gifts for Realtors to give to their clients!

And a few new homeowners agree! They loved this gift when they received it!

New Home Basket

If your client is purchasing a home, a home basket may be just what they need! I’d just ensure that you kind of know their style or go with something neutral.

Items you might include:

  • Throw blanket
  • Candle
  • Dish Soap
  • Mug
  • Home Goods, Target, or At Home Gift Card

Cornholes

Have a young couple or a family that loves to spend time together?

What about a cornhole set that they can enjoy for years to come? You can even customize the cornhole boards as well.

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Personalized Doormat

Personalized items always make a house feel more like a home.

Click through to take a look at some of our favorites!

? Tip: Send a personalized doormat with custom cookies on their 1 year home anniversary!

Blanket Ladder or Pool Towel Tree

We are all for the blanket ladder trend, but when a few recommended the pool towel tree as the best closing gifts Realtors have given, we had to include it!

If you are in a city full of sunshine and pool days are a hit, this pool towel tree is such a great idea!

Best Closing Gifts for Agents

If you just LOVED your agent (which I hope you did and that’s why you’re reading), here are some options to give your agent.

Leave A Review

Alright, this one costs you nothing except a couple minutes of your time! A 5-star review lets the agent know they did a great job and also shows potential clients that you personally recommend them!

In addition to a review, you can write them a nice thank you note or gift them one of the following:

Meat and Cheese Basket

I love this idea and it works for both the client AND agent side! Everyone loves a good meat and cheese basket.

Here are some things you might include:

  • Local Wine (if you KNOW they are wine drinkers)
  • Topo Chicos, Craft Root Beer, or Mexican Coke (mainly for the tall bottles)
  • Cheese (French Port Salut, Brie, Goat Cheese, Dubliner Irish)
  • Honey
  • Jam
  • Meats (Salami, Pepperoni, Sausage)
  • Crackers
  • Olives
  • Pretzels
  • Nuts
  • Gift card for a local restaurant

Personalized Doormat for Open Houses

This is such a great gift for an agent that you know has done open houses either for you or on a regular basis!

Customize it with their name, business name, etc so they can use it going forward! It reads “Open House Hosted By [Their Name/Group]”.

Annual Membership To Help Them Generate Leads

Okay, okay – we get it maybe this one isn’t the most conventional. But maybe, just maybe you want to gift them something they can actually use. Or maybe you are an agent gifting a membership to another agent.

This is it! Gift your favorite real estate professional a membership that can help them grow their business.

The Benefit of Closing Gifts

Closing gifts are a great way to not only thank your clients, but to leave a lasting impression on them.

The best closing gifts from realtors remind clients of their time buying or selling a home. They remember you as they walk past their doormat into their home every day and you should be the first person on their mind when it comes to referring to their friends and family.

What are your favorite closing gifts you’ve given or received?

1 Comment
  • zovrelioptor
    Posted at 23:51h, 20 August Reply

    Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was searching for!

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