Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds

Should We Get Our Agent a Thank You Gift?

Should We Get Our Agent a Thank You Gift?

giftsWe take for granted that all buyers and sellers know proper protocol and what to expect in a real estate transaction. The big things we tend to cover but the little things can stay confusing for first time buyers especially. When we hear questions like this we wonder are they serious.

A sweet couple was just completing the closing of their first home. They were coming from an apartment and glad to be getting into a home of their own that had a pretty little yard. It was a beginner home but had nice features and space that would meet their needs for some time to come. It was exciting but scary taking this big step.

Their agent wasn't at the closing but their loan officer was. I was there to represent the seller and turn over the keys. When they asked this innocent question about whether they should buy a gift for their agent, the loan officer spoke up and said it wasn't necessary but she had a thank you gift for them. Many lenders do not go to the closings or buy gifts for their clients but glad this loan officer did as it wowed the buyers and made their smiles even bigger. 

I don't know if they will pursue getting a gift for their agent or just wanted to be sure they were doing what was expected of them. If they really want to present their agent with a gift, I think it would be a nice gesture. It isn't necessary or expected. Though we agents do not expect it it makes us feel flattered, pleased and surprised when a client remembers us in this way.

I am not sure if these buyers realized that their agent was being paid from the commission provided by the seller. Surely it was explained at the front end but many conversations and time had past and they must have forgotten. It is a good idea to remind buyers of some of the basics along the way.

Should We Get Our Agent a Thank You Gift? 

 

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