Ten Closing Gifts They’ll Remember You By
Ten Closing Gifts They’ll Remember You By
Here are several ideas for gifts to give your buyers and sellers.
A new home brings a new address. Help your buyers spread the word to their family and friends with a change-of-address card. PaperStyle features 13 “We Moved!” card styles to choose from, with each card printed on heavyweight card stock. As their agent, you likely already have a beautiful photo of their new home to upload, so you can just plug in their new contact information on the card. For an added touch, you also could have a professional photo taken of your clients standing by the “sold” sign in front of their new home.
Price:$1.75 per card for minimum order of 40
Your Home Journal
Gift a journal to your buyers that contains all the information they need about their new home in one place. Our Home Journal by Merrill Corp. is a 44-page, spiral-bound journal that will help home owners keep track of all the facts about their home, from the appliances’ make and model to the square footage and paint colors of each room. The journal can also be branded with your photo, logo, and contact information on the cover so they always have your information on hand. The interior pages include spots to attach photos of the home and places to note paint brands and colors, contractors’ contact information, utility information, security system programming, maintenance, and more.
Price:$16.50 each for minimum order of five
Your superstitious clients may love this: a ritual sage cleansing kit from Sage My Nest. The specialized kit — designed especially for real estate professionals to give clients — comes with instructions on how to conduct a sage cleansing ceremony to channel more positive energy into their new home. The kit contains a home planting set, a “lucky” sweet grass ornament that can be hung near the home’s entrance, and a four-ounce bottle of room spray. Choose from several room sprays.
Price:$18 to $34 for kits for real estate professionals
Introduce your new home owners to their community by giving them extra incentive to explore. Gift them a one-year membership to one of your city’s local attractions, such as a museum, aquarium, amusement park, or zoo. If you live in a beach community, give your clients beach-themed gifts, such as a tote filled with towels, sunscreen, and beach buckets for children. Another way to motivate them to explore: give them an Entertainment Book Membership, which is filled with coupons and discounts to numerous local restaurants and businesses that can be used yearlong.
Price:$19 for an Entertainment Book Membership
A Perfect Sign
Memorialize the year when your buyers moved into their new home on a sign they can display inside or outside. The creations by Signs by Andrea can also serve as a subtle reminder of how you made that day happen. These personalized painted wood signs can be etched to include your buyer’s last name as well as the year they established their new home. Select from several designs, including two-foot personalized signs or one-foot monogram signs with name overlays so multiple signs can be hung together as a unit. The signs are painted on reclaimed, weathered wood.
Price:$20 to $100
Choose Your Favorite Magazine
Here’s a way to keep your gift coming all year long: the Magazine Closing Gift. It’s a customized loyalty program that allows you to gift a one-year subscription to one of 30 magazine titles. Each monthly magazine they receive will include a Loyalty Label on the front, which includes your name, phone number, logo, and a personal message. You can choose the magazine or allow your clients to select from a list, which includes such titles as Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Popular Mechanics, Town & Country, and more.
For the Gift-Card Giver
You want to give a gift card, but you’re not sure which one to give. The Multi Merchant Prepaid Card can be a safe bet. These prepaid cards can be redeemed at more than 140 retail stores, online shops, and restaurants. You select the amount to give, anywhere from $25 to $500. Plus, as part of the REALTOR Benefits® Program, National Association of REALTORS® members receive a 5 percent discount on each card they buy. The gift cards can be personalized to include your clients’ names and a special message, as well as the Home Ownership Matters logo. Lowe’s, another REALTOR Benefits® partner, also offers a 5 percent discount to NAR members on any Lowe’s gift cards purchased.
Dress up the doorstep. The Personalization Mall features more than 135 designs of welcome doormats that you can customize with your home owners’ names or their monogram. The doormats come in a standard size — 18 inches deep by 27 inches wide — or oversized mats measuring 24-by-48. The doormats include nonskid rubber backing and can easily be cleaned with water.
Price: starting at $27.95
A customized pillow may be that perfect accent to your client’s new home. Real estate pro Jolene Cingiser, a sales associate with Keller Williams Realty in Philadelphia, recently launched a company called New Nest Pillows to offer real estate professionals a unique closing gift idea. The pillows can be personalized with clients’ names and the date they moved into their home. A sewn-on tag along the side includes your name, logo, and contact information. Choose from 14 pillow styles, including ones that say “Our Nest” or “There’s No Place Like Home.”
Price:$59 (which includes personalization and shipping)
Moving Day Survival Kit
Be the hero on your clients’ moving day. Moving can be stressful, so a housewarming gift that gives your clients all of the essentials at their fingertips may be just what’s needed to make the day go smoother. The Moving Day Survival Kit comes packaged in a 24-can insulated cooler filled with 20 items that aim to take the hassle out of moving day. It features tools, paper plates and towels, dish detergent, tape measurer, first aid kit, trash bags, door stops, and more.