Sorry to ask a off pet topic but im just in a head spin on this. I have heard that you are suppose to bring a gift to closing for your realtor and also your house owner? (ppl you bought the house from) is this correct? whats the price limit i should go with? Is it a insult not to? gosh i have no time as we are rushing to closing today at 2 and just got the finially green light yesterday and just heard about bringing gifts. we went last night and signed some papers with the builder of the home ( its a new build- my husband has built alot of this contractors spec homes so he gave us a killer deal on this house) and he had mentioned that this family he just sold a home to got him a bottle of herranura teguila and he loved it and it was the best stuff ever. ok so now i know he likes that should i find a bottle of this tequila? ( my husband says hes a drinker lol) also he did give us a great deal on this home. sold it to us for 183 and it appraised at 210 and also hes paying closing and also gave us 1500 for new appliances. ( new build no appliances but he didnt have to do this) so what do you all think? im sure most ppl on here have been threw closing and know this kind of thing i dont first house... we close today at the title company at 2 we havnet even packed one box yet, we didnt think it would be this fast... lol but hey its good tho. we took 4 days off for the holiday weekend and we were going camping but now were moving.. and also the mortage guy, he was also our realtor and he showed us a few homes and then we decided to go with john ( this guy that i mentioned above that my husband knows and we didnt go threw realtors his or ours) so the realtor got nothing on this house. so he is also the mortage and so he will get money from the loan co he went with, but also hes been very helpful and even tho he wanst making any money off this house he still helped us all the way threw. very nice man and delt with my daily questions. so whats about right for price range? a gift basket? a gift certificate for a dinner? bottle of wine? hey maybe thats it a nice bottle of wine from one of our local vinards in traverse city? maybe he isnt a drinker tho? the builder of the home is..lol we know that. but the mortage guy? but im sure every one will drink a nice bottle of wine/ what do you all think??? the builder also told us that the newfie dog that is our new neigbor is the nicest dog ever.. so thats good..lol well if anyone can help me and quick i would apprecaite it. theresa
i dont think its expected that you give a gift. if you are happy with the way they handled the sale and happy with the house, maybe you could give them a small token of appreciation. maybe flowers or a plant. but its really up to you if you feel like giving or not.
I think someone was pulling your leg on that one. Have never heard of it and I own four houses, and have sold 3 others through the years. Never heard of it! Go without anything and feel fine about it. You are giving them money to buy their house and that is enough to satisfy anyone. CeCe
I am in the mortgage business. You do not need to buy anything for any of them. Trust me they are making enough money off the transaction as it is. the mortgage company will sometimes send gifts to the new homeowner. When I closed on my house, the realtor had a drawing made of my new house and had it framed. He does that for all his customers. SO NO, don't buy them anything.
My uncle is currently a real-estate agent and he normally gets gifts, and also the money of course, lol. You should also be getting the gifts. Good luck in your new home, my uncle's doing a house closing today also lol.
People sure do have their hand out in these days.... I don't "gift" anyone except at Christmas or if they really went above and beyond to go out of their way to help me... Otherwise, that's what cards are for
I would not buy anything for anyone. I think a simple Thank You card to the realtor would be a good idea. I just closed on the sale of my home and the purchase of a new one. And as another poster stated, you will be forking out the money the way it is.
I have never heard of that. I really get tired of having to give extra or tips for people doing their jobs and getting paid well to do them. I have no problem tipping people and I tip well, but it seems like every job is turning into tipping type job. The people that helped you with all the transactions on your new home make plenty of $$ doing their jobs. I would just send a thank you card.
lol. I wouldn't give them anything but a thank you card and maybe a picture of the home decorated or landscaped to your ideals.
My hubby and I are working on putting up a modular home on our lot and have just started the process. We have found a modular we like in our price range and now we just have to get the ball rolling. (a little freaked to do that!)
I agree with everyone else..A simple thank you and a card if you must express your most sinsere Thank you. But business is business and I'm sure your realtor and contractor are nice but lets not start a new trend in home purchasing!LOL! Its costly enough!LOL! Good luck in your new home and just remember its not the house that makes the home, its the love you put into it!(wink!)
I bought my first house and felt that I was a HUGE pain in the butt to my realtor because I seriously didn't know how to do anything and he took very good care of me.
I didn't really have anyone helping me so I would ask him questions on all the other parts to buying a house that was really not his job, just for advice and he was really cool. So I sent him a thank you card telling him that I appreciated his kindness. I felt like he really watched out for me.
But it was a $2.00 card. ;) Wouldn't go more than that.
Ive never heard of giving a gift to the realtor.. Don't ya think you've paid the realtor enough to help you sell the house?? :) Giving a gift to the buyer? No way.. if ya want to give em a gift leave something behind at the house. For example, my friend who sold her house left behind the volleyball net and ball that is used in the swimming pool along with all the chemicals and whatnot that one needs to keep the pool maintained. Pool chemicals are expensive, she couldve taken them as she purchased a home with another pool. This was the first time the buyer had owned a pool, she left them so they would know what products to purchase in the future.
When my husband and I purchased our home, the builder gave us a box of nice note cards with a picture of our house on the front and on the inside they had printed our new address.
Anyway, congrats on your new home! :)
***Edited By: SWWesties on 6/30/2006 6:34:24 PM*** Reason: spelling