If you had a great real estate experience this year, don’t worry about thanking your agent with a costly gift. Instead, give the gift of a referral. Sending a new client your Realtor’s way really is the best way to say thank you.
A Good Referral Can Really Help Your Agent
Did you know that referrals are still the #1 way that buyers and sellers find their agents? That’s right—43% of buyers and 41% of sellers said they were referred to their agent by a friend, neighbor, or relative, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Think back to when you found your real estate agent. You might have done a Google search to find the best Realtors in your community, then started reading up on what past clients had to say and how many stars they’d rate their agent.
But most likely, you asked your friends and family members who they used to buy or sell their home—and what they thought of their agent. How ever you found your Realtor, what other clients thought definitely mattered, right?
Your Friends Will Thank You, Too!
This holiday season, thank your Realtor for their hard work on your behalf by sharing the story of your real estate experience. Let your friends and family know how your agent made buying or selling a home in your community a pleasurable and stress-free experience.
Mention their experience and expertise, their responsiveness and great communication skills, and their understanding of your needs. Not only does this help your agent, but it can allow your friends and family to enjoy the same great experience you did.
Online Reviews Also Help Agents
If you’re feeling really grateful, leave your agent a good review on Google, Yelp, Facebook, Zillow, or the testimonials section of their website. More and more buyers are using online search tools and social media to find or check reviews of agents in their area.
Because nothing says thank-you to a Realtor like sending a new client their way!