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Old 07-25-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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Hi All! I am growing bored with the same ole ho hum runofthemill closing gifts, and really want to get creative!

Anyone want to share some neat, creative closing gifts? All would be appreciated, and I will share one of my favorites!

I want to get 4-5 new ideas to go along with some of my tried and trues!

I have a friend who is an interior decorator, and I purchase a one hour design consultation with her, where she will do whatever the homeowner wants...furniture arrangement, paint, decorating tips, ect ect....it also gives her a great opportunity to pick up new business and a good way to thank her for referrals!
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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We have a local artist here who makes custom doorbells. They are really beautiful. I purchase them for my artistic and avid gardener type of clients.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Depending on the price of the house, I sometimes commission a charcoal sketch of the house for presentation to the buyer at closing. I don't frame it because I usually don't know the buyer's decorating style. Being creative with a gift for the seller is more difficult for me.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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The very last thing a seller wants to do, once the furnityure is gone is return to clean the place.

And there is a huge difference between " broom clean" as specified in the contract and really clean.

And so, I often bring in a team of 4 who can work miracles, in a few hours.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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In a 25+ year old house I usually spring for the home warranty. I love Silverfall's, MAM's and Normglo's ideas too!

I think any gift that has a limited time value to the client is (pardon the expression) cheesy.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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The very last thing a seller wants to do, once the furnityure is gone is return to clean the place.

And there is a huge difference between " broom clean" as specified in the contract and really clean.

And so, I often bring in a team of 4 who can work miracles, in a few hours.
I do this too! I also do it for buyers when they are buying properties that have been vacant for a long time since those tend to really need a good cleaning.

Many think this is a corny gift but my buyers and sellers like it!

I've done pizza on moving day, spa treatments for a single mom who had a bad time recently, and other creative gifts.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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We have a local artist here who makes custom doorbells. They are really beautiful. I purchase them for my artistic and avid gardener type of clients.

That sounds like an awesome gift. Does your artist have a website that you can share?
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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That sounds like an awesome gift. Does your artist have a website that you can share?
You know I don't remember the artists name. I just go to the gallery and buy them there. I'll have to look it up next time I'm there.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Lawn service weekly for the first month/6 weeks ... one less thing for the buyers to have to worry about during the new home honeymoon period.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Lawn service weekly for the first month/6 weeks ... one less thing for the buyers to have to worry about during the new home honeymoon period.
I really like this one - it would fit all categories of buyers.
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