For most people, buying a home is the largest purchase they will make in their lifetime. A resourceful, experienced real estate agent that you trust can be essential to this process. Due to the relationships that they form with clients, real estate agents are often personally referred among friends, family and the community.
Real estate agents almost always count word of mouth or personal referrals as their number one source of new clients. The most important way to make sure that your clients share your information is to support and guide them well through the home buying process. After they have successfully closed on the house they wanted, how can you make sure that they remember your name?
The unexpected treat of a closing gift can surprise and delight your clients. It’s a practice that has become common due to how effective it is in building relationships. Giving your clients a closing gift is legal (giving them cash back sometimes may not be), and can be tax deductible as a cost of doing business.
Looking for closing gift ideas? A great place to start is with local, artisan-quality products. With thoughtfully selected, handmade products, you don’t have to spend a lot to make a big impact At Sweettrio, we have numerous Wisconsin-made realtor closing gift ideas for under $100. Try a Wisconsin welcome gift basket for your clients – we have amazing solid milk and dark chocolate bars in the shape of our fine badger state. Then, add our other treats using local ingredients like our chocolate covered cranberries. Our Grafton Gravel snack mix is a modern take on traditional puppy chow – amazing local flavor.
Sweettrio has closing gift basket options of every size, from large and sharable to uniquely small and sweet. We can create custom treats with your logo and or brokerage brand colors. One very unique closing gift idea is our personalized chocolate dipped oreo cookies – we can include a set that match the house number of your client’s new home!
Want to include something more with your Sweettrio treats? Here are a few other common realtor closing gift ideas, and our favorite local picks:
- Flowers: We love Bloomin Olive – right here in Grafton, Wisconsin.
- Coffee: For locally roasted Wisconsin coffee, everyone knows the excellent options ofCollectivo and Stone Creek. For additional choices, try giving your clients some beans fromAnodyne or Valentine. Our shop is located right next to the Grafton Colectivo cafe – pick up some of our caramel sticks to go with a couple of pounds of coffee.
- Savory Treats: Try the Milwaukee Public Market for an array of local options – the Spice House and the West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe are two of our favorites.
- Beyond Wine: Pick up some Wisconsin made whiskey or gin from Great Lakes Distillery.
We currently provide a full-service closing gift program for numerous real estate agents. Simply provide us with the order information and your message, and we take care of everything, from personalization to shipping. A closing gift that is truly special (and shareable) will get your clients talking, and your business growing. Contact us today to set up a tasting, and plan your new and unique closing gift program.