The Document Folder the Perfect Closing Gift

Document Folder for Closing Gifts

Less Expensive than some Closing Gifts, but Just as Thoughtful

Black document folder with Realtor logoAt a loss at what to give your clients at closing? Whether they be buyers or sellers, many suggest that you should always give them something to remember you, and to remember the transaction you did with them.

Of course, there is an equal amount of industry professionals who will argue that excellent service is what the Realtor, or real estate professional brings to the table, so why give a client a gift. I will leave that discussion for a later date.

Also, another way to look at it, it gives you a chance to give them something at the end of the closing, and offers a good segue to thank them for their business at the same time.

Plus, many of the available document folders on the market have a business card holder, so you can put your card right there. In the future, when they sell or buy, it may increase the odds of them calling you first.

There are various types on the market, from the less expensive vinyl, to the much more expensive leather, or leatherette. Personally I stick to the vinyl like this one here.

Of course no matter what you choose, it will almost always be well received. Some of the better prices that I have seen have been not from my local Board, but instead through Amazon. Of course in most cases shipped free, direct to your home or office.

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Support the LGBT Community

Bulk of Gay Pride Flags 50 Count

Show Your Support during Pride Month

The month of June is Gay Pride month, and what better time to show your support of your local LGBT community. Many cities, including my own have Pride Parades, and this may be a super marketing idea to try, and also show your support for the LGBT community where you live, and work.

Bulk Gay flags are pretty reasonable, and are available on Amazon, and other retailers. You can buy in quantities of 25, 50 or even more units. They are priced very reasonable, and are a great show of support, and will be well received.

The marketing idea would be to order an adequate quantity to “cover” the area you plan to attend in, then provide these to your fellow parade watchers. You want to order, more than a few since you certainly don’t want to be seen as being stingy, or slighting a parade watcher.

How do you use them to market your real estate business? I would suggest perhaps taping a business card to the stick. Another idea could be to hand the attendee a card, or even better hand out a business card magnet, and also a flag to the parade goer.

These small, and inexpensive tokens of support will be a great conversation starter first and foremost. You will be watching the parade anyway, why not do so with people who are glad that you are there participating with them. Them, and you waving their gay flags as a sign of support.

Also, long after the parade is over, the card and/or magnet will find its way to the wallet, or perhaps refrigerator of the parade goer. The attendee will know that you support the local LGBT community, and may share your name with their friends, and family who may be in the market to buy, or sell a home.

You can buy a great selection of flags of various styles, and quantities on Amazon. The links below, and in the post above, are my Amazon Affiliate links, and I do earn a small fee with each purchase. However, you don’t pay any more for the item, and the fee collected does help me pay for my website, so I can continue to offer it for free.

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7 Best Passive Marketing Ideas for Real Estate

7 Best Passive Marketing Ideas for Real Estate

7 of the Best Methods to Market Real Estate Passively

There are a multitude of passive ideas to help you in the marketing of your real estate business, but these are seven of the best. All can be had for a minimum of cost depending on which route you take, and you can have most in hand, in days, if not hours.

  1. Shirts, hats, scarves, workout gear – any clothing that will passively advertise that you are a Realtor, or real estate professional.
  2. Mugs, cups, and various kitchen items – these are must to have for yourself, and make a great gift for clients, and farm prospects.
  3. Pens, pencils, and other office products – great for your own desk, but like mugs, make great gifts to give to clients, and prospects so you are always out in front of them.
  4. Bags and carry-alls – a great item to use at the store, farmers market, or just to and from the office. Not only can you use one to passively market your business, but you can have them branded to your business to market yours. A great gift for clients, and prospects alike.
  5. Jewelry for men and women – there are a LOT of items in this category, and all make a great way to market your real estate business, and your success.
  6. Automobile items – you can passively market your real estate business, by using such items as license plate holders, stickers for the car, and even car wraps. Driving your farm, or a new neighborhood, everyone will identify with you being a Realtor, or real estate pro.
  7. The last item is a great way to passively market your business, after the sale. Letting your clients friends, family and colleagues know who helped them buy or sell their home, and in hoping they may call you as well. Items such as cutting boards, plaques, various artwork and other client gifts.

These are just a few of the creative ways that you can market your real estate business, and not spend a lot of money doing it. For more ideas, bookmark this website, for future articles on marketing your real estate business. For more real estate marketing products available, and delivered to your home, please click here.

Have other suggestions, items you use, or ideas of items that you suggest Realtors might use? Post them in the space below.

Keller Williams Infant Bodysuit

Keller Williams Infant Bodysuit

Makes a Great Gift or Keep for Yourself

  • These very cute short-sleeve baby bodysuit are 100% combed ring-spun cotton jersey material for extra warmth and comfort. They have a reinforced three (3) snap closure which will make diaper changing easy, and your baby comfortable.
  • This baby romper is a thoughtful gift for closings when the Mom to be is preparing to have a child.
  • Share with your Realtor colleagues when they are expecting a new addition to their family.
  • Have several for your own baby. So she or he can wear it proudly from the comfort of their stroller, while you visit local farmers markets, or retailers.
  • There are many great colors to choose from. To see what other colors are available, click this link.
  • Read reviews, see more details, and read care instructions by clicking here.

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St Joseph Statue to Sell a House

St Joseph Statue to Sell a House

St Joseph Statue to Sell a House

Sometimes to Sell a Home You Have to get “Creative”

This tool using the statue of St. Joseph for selling a home has been around for years. A Catholic idea, which includes the statue of St Joseph and often times prayer, you or your client don’t have to be Catholic to try it.

When I was trying to sell my home many years ago, I tried this (the market is floundering at the time in my area), and I found myself getting three (3) buyers in the six (6) months that it took to sell the house. No, I’m not saying that is what it made it sell, but maybe it helped?!

Of course, when I was selling that home I also made sure that I staged it correctly, removed clutter, and was very willing and able to show it at a moments notice. I wanted it sold, and I was willing to do whatever it took to help my agent at the time to make it happen. Yet, maybe St. Joseph helped.

These are instructions you should follow on how to prepare to use the statue in your own, or a clients yard, including prayers that you could use.

Amazon offers several types of statues, and some are offered at the links below. They vary in price, and I don’t think that there is a one-size fits all, so you take your pick. Most sets do include instructions, and prayers to say, or use this link.

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Have more ideas for helping to help your colleagues sell more homes? Post them below. Used the statue of St. Joseph before, share your memories for others to learn from!

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