Zillow Advice: Home Selling - Is it customary for a realtor to give a thank you gift to the seller? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate It is common courtesy to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ It is common courtesy to express appreciation for the opportunity to earn&nbsp;someones&nbsp;&nbsp;business. Let's face it, there are many choices available in the marketplace. Having said that, I have never&nbsp;received&nbsp;anything from any agent in the half dozen real estate transactions, and, frankly was not expecting anything. &nbsp; Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-11-25T12:23:00Z Yes its customary to give ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ Yes its customary to give a closing gift, I give to my sellers and buyers. Its an appreciation of them trusting in me. Sorry you felt disrespected, as an Realtor I pride myself in showing appreciation.&nbsp;<br/> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-11-25T12:07:00Z I always give a gift. &nbsp;I'm ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ I always give a gift. &nbsp;I'm thankful that my clients chose me when they could have chosen another agent. &nbsp;More than anything, I want to do a good job for them and I feel it's important to show my gratitude. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 14:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-10-05T14:21:00Z It used to be a "must do" ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ It used to be a "must do" that seems to have fallen away in popularity.<br/><br/>One size does not fit all.&nbsp; It's hard to find the appropriate gift.&nbsp; We have given tool boxes with tools to first time home buyers.&nbsp; Custom made wreaths for the door.&nbsp; Custom made chocolate houses that open up with gold foil keys inside.&nbsp; Gift cards.&nbsp; <br/><br/>As things got tighter financially I see fewer and fewer agents giving out gifts.&nbsp; Agents are self employed and file taxes as a business.&nbsp; The maximum they can claim as a gift is $50 unless it is imprinted with advertising.<br/><br/>Instead of one gift we offer little gifts throughout the year to our past clients to continue to say thank you.&nbsp; We sponsor a night at the ball park.&nbsp; Give out ball game tickets during the season.&nbsp; Mail out St Patricks Day lottery tickets. Offer free pies at Thanksgiving.&nbsp; etc.<br/><br/>I can understand you may feel slighted and I do agree at least a thank you card should have been in order. It's just a good business practice. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-10-05T13:37:00Z I usually give my sellers ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ I usually give my sellers a nice closing gift, like a gift card or I try to buy my buyers some kind of house warming gift. <br/><br/>At times I may take my clients out for a meal to celebrate, or even bring a bottle of wine for a toast. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-10-03T21:35:00Z Our thank you to our clients ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ Our thank you to our clients is a job well done - we sell homes for money in less time that the average agents in our market. &nbsp;There is no other industry that the customer expects a gift from someone who did a job for them. &nbsp;It's a strange dynamic. &nbsp;When I buy a car, I don't expect the salesman to take his hard earned money and buy me a gift.<br/><br/>Just my thoughts.<br/><br/>Peggy Lyn Speicher<br/>[content removed by Zillow moderator] Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-10-03T12:26:00Z I think is common courtesy ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ I think is common courtesy to send at least a thank you but also common sense to build referral business.&nbsp;<br/> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-09-12T00:54:00Z We always give our Buyers ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ We always give our Buyers and Sellers a gift after Closing. We do this in appreciation for the opportunity they gave us to be responsible for their real estate transaction. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-09-12T00:29:00Z We've sold four times, and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ We've sold four times, and never received a gift or more than a verbal "thank you".&nbsp; <br/><br/>Do you give your employer a gift each time you get a paycheck?<br/> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-09-11T21:19:00Z Hi,It is quite common, and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ Hi,<br/><br/>It is quite common, and in many areas customary to At Least get a thank you for giving the listing agent the opportunity to sell your home, and it is good form as well.<br/><br/>All the best,<br/><br/>Arpad Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-customary-for-a-realtor-to-give-a-thank-you-gift-to-the-seller/510925/ 2013-09-11T20:48:00Z