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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My sellers are happy with the huge checks.

Dec 22, 2021 05:44 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't give pre-listing gifts, although I have heard of this being done (i.e., bring a plant to a listing appointment).

Dec 23, 2021 04:28 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No gift prior to a signed listing agreement. No gift until close of escrow. Then, a nice gift card to a local restaurant, home improvement store or just a generic gift card.

Good luck to you in your real estate career.

Our Team does not do a pre-listing package.

Dec 22, 2021 05:23 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do not give gifts to anyone at this stage of a relationship. And if it's pre-listing as you state, they are not even clients at this stage. At the end of the day, the best gift I can give a seller is the sale of their home in record time at a record price.

Dec 23, 2021 05:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Bob Crane 

Dec 22, 2021 08:59 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I give gifts randomly, for any reason or no reason at all. I love to give a small gift card for a treat--like ice cream. Just something small and sweet.

My pre-listing package is a mashup of marketing items for other similar listings . . . usually the prospective seller has already seen that before contacting me.

 

Dec 23, 2021 05:12 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The promise of service designed to provide what Bob Crane delivers at closing.

Dec 23, 2021 03:51 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I don't give gifts for a pre-listing or listing. I give gifts of gratitude for those who are my business partners.

Dec 23, 2021 07:35 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Let the heart and the circumstances dictate

Dec 23, 2021 06:17 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The gift of service beyond expectations.

Dec 23, 2021 07:11 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Nothing more than a handwritten personal note

Dec 23, 2021 06:35 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Pre-listing, SELLER clients.
Since they are 'leaving town' I don't offer anything (gift) at this stage.
However, in the pre-listing package I do provide my assessment on the best methods of marketing to achieve THEIR goal.
For example, everyone selling in FLORIDA understands there is a low inventory situation and that out-of-towners with deep cash reserves are displacing the local workforce from housing opportunities.
Most sellers express a preference to accepting offers from those who WORK here. 
I share what I can do to achieve THEIR goal.
Highest is not always the offer a seller will accept if they can make the world a better place with other options. They do however place great value on the assurance of closing. That is where I see the magic is.
When success has been achieved at the closing table, a gift linked to their passion from the workshop, a gift that reminds them to refer, makes it onto the moving truck.

Dec 23, 2021 06:17 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

No pre-listing gifts for me. I have offered TV's, etc as a buyer incentive but that was years ago.

Dec 23, 2021 05:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What Bob Crane said.

Dec 23, 2021 02:19 PM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

A free CMA.  Is that considered a gift?  I know it's not exactly steak knives.

Dec 23, 2021 12:56 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The best gift to give any buyer or seller is a successful transaction!

Dec 23, 2021 09:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Pre-listing gifts ... that is not something I do. Just the sound of it feels disingenuous to me. What would be the purpose? What is the intention behind giving the gift?

To each their own.

What everyone gets is the gift of a real and genuine me. I am authentic in my words and deeds all wrapped with years of experience and exceptional service.

Once I've made a connection with a prospective client and they become my client, it is common for me to gift. 

Dec 23, 2021 08:53 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Gifts to pre-listing?  Give the gift of your incredible service and knowledge.  That's what they want and need - and appreciate.

Dec 23, 2021 08:47 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No gifts to clients until closing.

Dec 23, 2021 06:27 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Gifts? Nyet! After all is said and done I'll check my list and see who was naughty or nice then make a determination...

Dec 24, 2021 07:12 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

     Give them the courtesy of advanced warning for a showing, the follow up feed back shout, text, email. Pre-qualify the buyers, go above and beyond with a better job than their last broker so a SALE PENDING then quickly a SOLD sign rider after that gets screwed on the silent salesman planted out front.

     Full throttle marketing with more images, plat maps, more narrative detail, videos... give the seller more than other agents in your local real estate market wish you did every single listing sale.

     Make that seller feel like their listing is the only one you have from the attention like a good waitress that is really efficiently serving many tables with a genuine smile. Fire in your belly Austin McKenzie . Real estate is a sport and you're all in or meh, barely getting by.

Dec 24, 2021 06:40 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My gifts vary depending on the client since most of my clients I know personally the repeat and referred I face the gift on either a need in the moment or a passion they have; typically that’s a close of escrow however as a pre-listing I have brought Succulents. with me because I don’t like to show up empty-handed at peoples homes and I have a passion for raising and sharingSucculents.

Dec 23, 2021 07:55 AM