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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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 carryall – 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.

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Home Staging for Dummies

Home Staging for Dummies

Great Tips to Help Make Sure Your Home is Shown at it Best

Ok, now it’s time to get ready to sell your home. Where to start? Well, one great way that will most likely make you more money is to stage your home. Home Staging for Dummies is a book that can help the novice, or the professional. Heck, I even share my copy, or buy a copy for my own clients when listing their homes for sale.

This book is super easy to read, offers before and after photos, and is very handy to use. At a cost that won’t break the bank, it will allow you to gain the knowledge to stage your home, de-clutter it, and have it ready to sell.

You will learn how to see your home the way that buyers will see it. You will know what needs to be done, and what doesn’t. The book shares insights in how to determine when you can do it yourself, or when its best to call a professional.

Rooms that are covered are the kitchen, bathroom, living rooms, dining rooms, and of course family, and bedrooms. How to make sure your mechanical are in shape, and how to avoid expensive staging nightmares.

For those needing a little help on the outside of the home, there are even tips on how to make sure your porches, patios, and decks look awesome. Allowing them to shine, and say “welcome home” to a buyer.

This is a great book for someone looking to sell their home themselves. It is super easy to understand, and very inexpensive to buy.

If you are a real estate professional, a great tip is to buy a couple of copies to share, or give to your sellers when listing their homes. This will allow you the extra touch that will gain trust from them as their Realtor, and make your service unique. It will also allow you a frictionless way to help your clients make sure their home looks it best. All without you having to have the guide them, or worse, have confrontations with them about messy rooms, or aging finishes.

To learn more about the book, read reviews, or buy you or a client a copy, you can click here. Have questions on how I use it in my own business, use the space below to post a comment. I will reply as soon as possible.

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Keller Williams Infant Bodysuit

Keller Williams Infant Bodysuit

Makes a Great Gift or Keep for Your Baby or Infant

  • 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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Laptop Buying Guide

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So, You Ready to Buy a New Laptop?!

But, which one to get? Which one will be best for your business? Which will be best to take to client meetings, listing appointments, or just to the local Starbucks? Maybe you have children, who will need to use it too, which will hold up best to the abuse of little hands? Oh, then perhaps as well as a super-duper Realtor, you are a Gamer too? Well, your needs will be much different from your typical real estate professional type.

These are books, articles, and publications that are available on Amazon that may help. Many of discounted, some heavily, and many with low or no cost shipping.

Need more help, feel free to text or call, and I may be able to help a bit, but I will admit that I am a HUGE Apple Mac fan boy, so you better have your credit card!

If you are needing accessories for your new laptop, don’t forget to check out these, and other items available.

 

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