Christmas Gifts for Real Estate Agents
It’s that time of year again… Holiday gift giving! You have your usual list of people to buy for: family and friends, teachers, bus drivers, the babysitter, the garbage man. The list is lengthy, but there’s one name that might be making a new appearance this year – your real estate agent! You need Christmas Gifts for Real Estate Agents! Whether a real estate agent helped match you with your perfect dream home personally, or helped you to make money by finding you a good real estate deal, show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication with a thoughtful Christmas gift especially for them.
Many investors that are wholesalers or that are buying at foreclosure auction ask “Why would I need Christmas Gifts for Real Estate Agents? I do it all myself!” I’ve also heard “Real Estate Agents are funny bunch and useless!” This is the wrong attitude! Most successful seasoned investors have a team of real estate professionals around them. Having a few real estate agents that bring you off market deals or just give you heads up on deals you might have missed is essential. You will eventually need an agent to represent you on the seller side of things when you have multiple projects in place and ready to sell. You simply cannot do it all alone, and key real estate agents become essential to success!
Not sure what an appropriate Christmas gift for your real estate agent might be? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with these great ideas!
A personalized coffee mug. It doesn’t matter if they drink coffee or not; everyone loves a great coffee mug! They can set it on their desk or fill it with java every morning. It’s a simple, yet effective, reminder of your appreciation. Etsy has a great selection of one off crafty personalized coffee mugs here that would make great Christmas Gifts for Real Estate agents.
A gift basket. Gift baskets have been around since the dawn of gift giving, and for good reason! You can pack it full of items tailored to the tastes of your real estate agent. Everything from handmade soaps to scented candles to sweet treats. A thoughtful gift basket never goes out of style. You can’t go wrong with a Harry & David gift basket, they are one of the best.
Flowers. A beautiful bouquet of flowers may not be best choice for every real estate agent, but if yours showed up at your open house with a magnificent centerpiece then chances are good, she’s going to love these! Get a bouquet delivered from a place like ProFlowers.com for an easy win!
Edible arrangements. Same as flowers, but these ones they can eat! The assortment of fresh fruit and chocolate is always an office favorite. If your real estate agent has an assistant or co-locates with other professionals, then this gift will certainly brighten their day! We used EdibleArrangements.com for some of our clients last year and everyone loved it.
Engraved business card holder. There’s something very satisfying about seeing your name engraved on anything. It fills you with a sense of accomplishment, like you’ve finally made it. Your real estate agent is going to proudly display this stylish gift on their desk for all to see. It’s a big win! The folks at Forever Gifts have a nice selection of card holders to pick from.
Personalized lunch bag. Your real estate is a busy person. Some days there’s not a lot of time to sit down and enjoy their lunch. What better way to thank them for being amazing than gifting them a personalized lunch bag? They will be forever reminded of your thoughtfulness every time they have to grab-and-go on those more hectic days. Once again Etsy is a great place to get a surprisingly affordable and expensive looking personalized lunch bag for any agent.
Portable phone charger. We live in a mobile world. If most of us panic when seeing the low battery alert on our phones, imagine how your real estate agent feels! Appointments, client communications, listing photos, GPS directions, and we haven’t even mentioned phone calls! Your agent’s phone is a necessity that they cannot function without! A dead battery is simply not an option, so why not give them some peace of mind with a portable phone charger? Etsy again for the win with some amazing looking personalized phone chargers.
Gift card. Not sure what they would like but want to give them something that they will use and appreciate? You can’t go wrong with a gift card. Whether it’s as specific as a local restaurant or shop, or as general as a Visa gift card they can use anywhere, a gift card is perfect for anyone, including your real estate agent! In the end we typical pass out Amazon.com gift cards since they sell pretty much everything. Amazon.com gift cards are easier than pre-paid visa cards to activate, and you can even send them “virtually” via email so you don’t have to ship anything. Perfect last minute real estate agent Christmas gift! This completes our list of Christmas Gifts for Real Estate agents.
The Best Gift for Your Real Estate Agent Anytime of the Year
As great as it is to receive a physical gift, undoubtably the best gift that you can give your real estate agent any time of the year is a heartfelt “thank you” and a glowing review or recommendation. A simple “thank you” card can go a long way to show your appreciation of everything your agent has done.
If you want others to know how amazing your real estate experience was, definitely leave a review on Zillow or Google. Want to take it up a notch? Offer to write a testimonial that the real estate agent can use on their website, or in social media. Honest reviews and word-of-mouth referrals are huge powerful marketing forces and any real estate agent would be honored to have you shout their praises for others to see.
Real estate may be the buying and selling of properties, but it’s very much a people business at its core. A great real estate agent puts the needs of their clients first and foremost. If you get the opportunity to recognize this, consider showing them your appreciation. It doesn’t have to be an extravagant gift. Some of the life’s most thoughtful moments are made with the smallest gesture. A sincere “thank you” and recommendation is often enough, but if you are looking for something a bit more, especially if it’s the Christmas season, we hope that this article sparks some ideas.