A Great Closing Gift Idea

If you are looking for a different way to acknowledge a business relationship or to thank a customer for doing business with you, Amazon.com has something you should consider.

You can give plants, gift certificates, art, wine, baskets, and the like, but here is a twist on the gift card that you might want to use.

Amazon.com - where you can buy most anything - offers you the opportunity to personalize your gift card so that you have co-branded it with Amazon to have residual power after the move-in, closing, or conclusion of your business.

Available in various denominations, you can upload a photo or image to the card.

 

 

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Comment balloon 26 commentsSteve Hoffacker • March 03 2012 08:27AM

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Some good thoughts on a closing gift for sellers.

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) over 7 years ago

Great Idea. There is so much out there besides the customary plant! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Steve Davis, Carlsbad CA (Davis Coastal Properties) over 7 years ago

Steve, that's a great idea! Anything that has our brand on there is probably a good thing. 

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) over 7 years ago

Steve, I have been using an online company, Send Out Cards, which offers this and many other options... might be something you might consider.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Good idea. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes it is really hard to find the right closing gift. Personalities are so different but your idea should help.

Betty

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 7 years ago

Great idea Steve!  Wasn't aware of this but do use the Lowe's Realtor® gift card deal.  My home buyers seem to really like that one too.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

Now THAT is just cool. Thanks! I'll be using this for personal gifts as well! LOVE!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Ed and Cecelia,

Thanks. This looks like a good idea. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Steve,

There is, and this doesn't have to be used all at once like a 10% off coupon. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Maria,

It has a lot of upside. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Chris,

Cards are good. This allows people to choose something they want. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

John,

Just another option available for you. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Joni,

You're welcome. Hope it works out well for you. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Good evening Steve.

A great gift idea, that gives them the option to shop wherever.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

Josh,

Yes it does as long as the buy it through Amazon. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

How cool is that?  I am about to use that option right now....

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) over 7 years ago

Marge,

That is great. I know your customers will appreciate it. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Howdy and evening Steve

Steve my friend
, sure looks like you found a real hit with the gift cards. All the folks which stop by already sure do think so also.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 7 years ago

Dale,

Thank you. Seems like a great idea, and I wanted to share it. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Steve that is a great idea! Do you know of any other vendors offering this personalization? I'll bet others will soon follow.

Posted by Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 7 years ago

Interesting - I am always looking for good closing gift ideas.  Even after nearly 8 years I haven't found the golden gem yet...this is interesting, thanks! -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) over 7 years ago

Michelle,

Nothing comes to mind, but I bet if we really looked for one we might find something. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Kasey,

This seems like a good bet. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Love this!  If you can upload a photo of the home (and your contact info) there's a good chance that the client will keep the card even after the money has been spent!

Posted by Dawn Heinemann, The Peter DeLuca Team (Long Realty Company) over 7 years ago

Dawn,

Good points - they may even upload more money onto the card - or you can as an anniversary present. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Betty,

Thanks. Hope it works for you. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

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