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One of the practices as a successful real estate agent is keeping in touch with past clients and staying visible to future clients. Frequent communication throughout the year with customers is essential to further building those relationships.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, sending a thoughtful gift is a great way to let clients know you are still in the game. This small gesture is also a fantastic way to further build your personal brand and to continue marketing yourself. It may be difficult to think of inexpensive gifts to set you apart from your competition, however, there are plenty of options. To get you started, here are a few recommendations.
Personalized Photo Book
Wouldn’t it be delightful to send past clients a book of pictures of their new home? Photo books make great gifts for clients that had real estate closings during the current year. However, presenting this gift takes some planning.
If your client had the home built from the ground up, it would be great if you had pictures from the building process to closing day to moving day. However, if your client bought an existing home, include pictures on closing day and moving day. Additionally, add various pictures from the community to make an ample photo book.
Many companies offer personalized photo books for sale, such as Wal-Mart and Kodak. For about $20 to $30, you will create memories to be enjoyed for years to come and make a lasting impression on your clients.
“New Home” Money Pot
We all know how expensive buying a new home is, but if your clients are going to save their pennies, at least give them a unique, charming money pot to help them reach their goals! This gift is perfect for your prospects that are saving funds to purchase their new home. This cute present can be found on the “Gifts for Professionals” website for about $40.
If you’d like to improvise this gift, the same concept can be applied with some type of “coin holder” in the shape of a something unique. Just don’t forget to include a personalized note somewhere on the gift with your contact information for future reference.
Gourmet Holiday Basket
This can be filled with Candy, Fruit, or Cookies. Nothing says “thank you for your business” quite like fancy sweets! Any client would be thrilled to receive a basket filled with Belgium Truffles, chocolate-covered pretzels, dipped almonds, and macadamia nut cookies.
To make this gift even more unique, look into non-standard packaging for the goodies. For example, treats packed in containers shaped like a mailbox or a house would make an even greater impression on your client than the traditional square boxes.
The price of this gift varies, depending on the size of the basket and what is included. Many companies sell a variety of gift baskets, so there are ample opportunities to shop around for the best price.
House-Shaped Desk Clock or Paperweight
This a distinctive gift that your clients will love. For about $30, you can have a classy keepsake that will never go out of style. This clock can even be engraved with your logo. Check out the stylish timepiece on Victory Store’s website for an example of this gift.
Personalized Holiday Ornaments
These can be tree ornaments in the shape of a house. This is including the homeowner’s new address and the agent’s contact information on the opposite side of the ornament. Or they can be customized ornaments that include a photo of the homeowners and their new home. For future clients, the ornaments in the shape of a house work perfectly as well. Just include your contact information on one side of the ornament and include a personalized message on the opposite side (i.e. To the Clark Family, Happy Holidays!). Snapfish, a division of Hewlett-Packard and a highly rated online photo service, offers this great gift for less than $10.
Ornament-Shaped Photo Frame
Both festive and inexpensive, this is a perfect gift for all of your customers. You can customize the frame with your company’s logo and place a picture of the client’s home in the frame (the home you helped them purchase, of course). For prospects that haven’t yet purchased their new place, include a picture of a well-known highlight from the city in which they live (or in the city where they are looking to live). These frames are less than $1.50 each and can be found online at PromoPeddler.com.
There are many ways to show your real estate clients that you value their business. With these thoughtful holiday gift ideas, you’ll continue to make a great impression on all of your clients and be the first point of contact for all of their real estate needs.
Astoria Oregon Real Estate is the premier location for properties and information in the Clatsop County, Oregon area. Lead realtors Kyle Uchitel and Aleksandr Vasser are ready and waiting to assist new buyers or sellers in getting the most out of their property purchase or sale. Let Astoria Oregon Real Estate guide you on your journey!