Show appreciation for your realtor by giving them one of the following gifts for the Holidays! They range from very expensive to FREE. Hint: you can give us the free one whenever you want.
1) A Drone: $500-$5,000
Realtors spend thousands of dollars a year on photography and personalized listing videos. If you are filthy rich, get your favorite agent a drone so they can make a sick fly-by video set to some generic electronic beat. It will improve their marketing exponentially.
2) A Second Monitor:
This actually increases your productivity and makes it fun to move your contracts from one monitor to the next! Riveting. Now you can have the MLS open on one side and the Top Ten Worst celebrity breast reductions on the other!
3) A Bottle of Booze:
Find out what your agent drinks (in case you haven’t already smelled it on their breath) and get them a couple bottles of it. Alcohol helps us cope with deal-related anxieties and improves social confidence at mixers and networking events.
4) Cool Business Socks:
Everyone can use more business socks. Wacky socks give you a personality without even having to say anything. Think about it this way: if you are a seller deciding between two agents… and one agent had on Chewbacca socks and the other one had on gray ones… who would you go with?
5) Starbucks Gift Card:
Get your realtor a $50 gift card to their favorite pretentious coffee shop. Coffee is like water to us and we spend thousands of dollars a year on it. Also, the coffee at our office probably tastes like rhino feces, so this is a gift that will definitely go to use.
6) Open House Survival Pack:
Get your favorite realtors a toiletry kit or bag that contains the following items and they will be forever grateful. This IS in order of importance.
- Wet Wipes (for your butt)
- Advil (for your hangover)
- Phone Charger (for your butt)
- Business card holder (for your business cards)
- Pen (for sign-in sheets)
- Gum (for your hygiene)
- Tape Measure (to measure stuff and things)
7) Respond to ONE of our Email Blasts:
Don’t have enough money to buy any of the previous items? Then you should probably just sell your home. OR you can make your realtor’s day by responding to one of their “market-update” emails just ONCE. All you have to say is: “Hey Franne, I just wanted to let you know that I REALLY appreciate your market update emails. I always wanted to know what the average price per square foot was in my neighborhood. I will use you next time we think about selling our home.” BOOM. You just made our day. It makes up for the six people that broke our heart and unsubscribed.
8) A Referral:
Forget the monitors, the socks, and all the other BS. Give them a piece of paper with the contact information of someone who is looking to sell their home. Your realtor will love you forever and send you Christmas cards for the next ten years.