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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

A client that 'adopted' me as her daughter... Not legally but she refers to me as her 'daughter' and she sends me the most beautiful cards and calls me often just to tell me she loves me.  Her thankfulness for the sale of her home at a trying time in her life has turned into a beautiful relationship that we both treasure...that's a gift beyond words!

Apr 12, 2018 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,981,474
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paul interesting question, I have received referrals, superb bottles of wine, fantastic champagnes but the most important gift was a THANK YOU card and a hug in person, Endre

Apr 11, 2018 10:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,304,646
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

A thank you is always appreciated as are referrals.

Apr 12, 2018 04:24 AM
Ambassador
1,938,181
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

A referral to their children!  That IS a compliment.  Other than that, I'd say a cash bonus.  Contrary to popular opinion, not everyone thinks agents are overpaid. 

Apr 12, 2018 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
541,438
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

A great recommendation and referrals keep my business going!

Apr 12, 2018 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,775,547
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

A gift certificate for a designer dress which I thought was Calvin Klein. The BEST dress ever!

Apr 12, 2018 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
577,350
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I don't receive gifts from my clients, I give them.  I give them a gift to say thank you.. thank you for placing your trust in me with your most expensive financial transaction. The only thanks I need is to see them happy with the the service I performed for them.. that is so gratifying...and to provide a testimonial that I can share with others.  

Apr 12, 2018 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
796,748
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Handwritten thank you notes full of gratitude and ongoing referrals. 

Apr 12, 2018 04:40 AM
Rainer
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emily millercs
Free lancer - Adams, IL
Belive you can and you're halfway there!

My all-time best gift their smile and happiness only.

Apr 11, 2018 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
955,181
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The gifts I've gotten from clients have been too numerous and generous to recount on just my first cup of coffee.
They're usually much more generous with me than I am with them, although I am known for my Tequila bottles.
I would say weekend passes to Disneyland from one of my very favorite clients, and a basket with French champagne from another probably would be my favorite ones.

Apr 12, 2018 06:56 AM
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2,613,103
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Friendship.

Apr 12, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,393,897
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The best thank you gift is always a referal, however a seller not only referred every one they know, they brought me the nicest spring wreath last week. That is 2 years after our sale, but they thanked me for taking care of their parents and sister sales recently. 

Apr 12, 2018 05:23 AM
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5,824,274
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Referrals are the best, far more valuable than any other gifts.

Apr 11, 2018 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
715,302
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I've had some of the best clients, honestly, I love my clients- my favorite was from a couple who went to Ireland while we were waiting to close. They got me a very nice Guinness jacket & a bottle of Bushmills. Class act. I also got other great presents from happy clients- one older lady baked the best  Cheesecake ever, it had a Rasberry drizzle on the side- fantastic! All she asked for was her pan back! Many nice presents... and I've given some nice ones too. Maybe that'll be my question for tomorrow. 

Apr 12, 2018 05:53 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have had the fortunate pleasure of getting referrals, but the GIFT that sticks out the most was first-time buyers bought me a watch and a rather large gift card for gas. It was very sweet and unnecessary for them to do.

Apr 12, 2018 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Referrals 

Apr 12, 2018 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,623,382
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

referral

Apr 12, 2018 03:30 AM
Rainmaker
586,578
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I had a seller who said if I got her house sold in one week and for her asking price she would take my entire staff out to dinner.  Well, I could not pass up that challenge.  We did it!  And the sellers not only took out my entire staff but allowed each one to bring a spouse or partner/friend.  It was awesome!

Apr 12, 2018 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
5,581,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

one of my very best investors gave me a name plate for my desk with the words:  CUT THE SHIT 

He said he lost count of how many times I said that to him....he always made a bundle...

Apr 12, 2018 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
516,974
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Referrals are the best, but this one still has me floored.  We were preparing a listing for an unemployed client, when a job came through for him. It meant he needed to relocate and use the new companies Relocation Assistance, which of course wants 30% of our commission. 

These were friends and it was a great house, so we went along because after looking it over the benefit to them was huge. 

After closing they showed up at our home to say "thank you" and unpacked a large, Big Green Egg Barbecue/Smoker.  I use it all the time and think of them kindly every time. 

Apr 12, 2018 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
7,126,060
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many referrals, repeat transactions and recommendations. 

Apr 12, 2018 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,570,564
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

A $500 gift certificate to the best spa in town... they said I deserved it for letting them use and abuse me in the purchase of their home (which they actually had not done). Aside from that, any future referrals or repeat business are truly the best "gifts" I can receive.

Apr 12, 2018 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,631,439
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A buyer, not my customer, gave me a bottle of rare Scotch after closing on my listing. A total surprise.

Apr 12, 2018 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Apart from referrals - a meal at one of the top restaurants in Phoenix.

Apr 12, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
5,768,742
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

There were many referrals and we appreciated each and everyone of them, as well as thank you cards dinners, gifts of wine, et..  My favorite was 2 front row center seats for the Phantom at the Opera.  A

Apr 12, 2018 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,053,383
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I was surprised to receive a gift box of Harry and David fruit from a listing client. It was very thoughtful.

Apr 12, 2018 11:07 AM
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3,174,924
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Every card and gift is the nicest gift.  None are measured by the gift itself. The though that goes into thanking me and the words of gratitude mean more to me than anything.  The true gift is the "gratitude" my clients feel and express. 

Apr 12, 2018 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
470,341
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Referrals are the best!

Apr 12, 2018 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

A thank you is always the best for me.

Apr 12, 2018 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
399,003
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Wonderful question, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, and really lovely answers here! - Tim

Apr 12, 2018 11:09 AM
Rainer
90,359
Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

Repeat business

Apr 12, 2018 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,700,465
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I had two clients express sincere, deep desire that I get well-compensated if they had anything to do with it and they did. That gift was beyond words

Apr 12, 2018 07:07 AM
Ambassador
4,622,749
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Multiple referrals, Paul!

Aside from that, I was given a beautiful, jeweled crown - my clients called me "The Queen of Charlotte" so they gave me a token reflecting that! I still wear that thing often!

Apr 12, 2018 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
290,619
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

The gifts that I remember the most, were a Gift Card to a wonderful place in Tucson, called 'The Arizona Inn', for a very nice dinner, AND a medium-sized ceramic house with flowers in it.  Both gifts were surprises, and I loved both Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, as they were from different clients, and not given to us in the same year!  Of course, Referrals are 'the best', too!

Apr 12, 2018 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,439,131
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

One of my tennants sends me cards and well wishes on all the major holidays.

Apr 12, 2018 01:25 PM
Rainmaker
540,602
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Two nights at the Kea A Lani Fairmont Hotel in Wailea last year. Love the hotel.

Apr 13, 2018 02:01 AM
Ambassador
4,318,202
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - I keep on getting gifts of referrals, thanks to Buffini & Company's systems and coaching.

Apr 12, 2018 09:20 PM
Ambassador
3,085,051
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm not going to be specific, but let's just say we're more like family now than most families.

Apr 12, 2018 08:21 PM
Ambassador
3,987,060
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

A referral is always the best compliment and a gift of trust, hands down.

Apr 12, 2018 04:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Referrals are always the best thank you a client can give :-) Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Apr 17, 2018 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
5,397,752
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Friendship and referrals - both absolutely wonderful! 

Apr 15, 2018 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

A big hug...

Apr 12, 2018 06:48 PM