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Hello from sunny San Diego! If you work by referral, you may be familiar with the "pop by" gift as a way of connecting with your clients. I love browsing the web for fresh ideas and have decided to share some of my own. I hope you find them as easy and fun to give away as I have. And remember, if you have clients who are moving to San Diego...I am never too busy for YOUR referrals! I would be honored to help them with their real estate needs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

July is all about the kids! School is out...summer is here...and it's HOT! Yes, even here in San Diego, we're having a hot spell. So what's better than ice cream on a hot day?

This month, in honor of National Ice Cream Month, why not mail a $5 ice cream gift card to the kids of your clients and friends? That of course means that you must know the names of said kids. (If you don't, why not?) Ice cream, however, is a favorite ANY time of the year, so if you missed your opportunity in July, no worries! Just do it--your clients and friends will love it!

Here's what I did:
I have branded note cards that I use whenever I send out personal notes. You can use any note card that's blank inside. I made this insert which was quick and easy and just stuck it inside along with the gift card to mail. I addressed each envelope individually to each child so each received their own piece of mail.

Bonus tip: I used Dairy Queen gift cards from the local store, but if you have a client that has moved away, do a little research and find out what ice cream store is in their new neighborhood and request that the gift cards be mailed to you. Then you can mail them personally to the kids.

Here are some happy faces enjoying their ice cream! Create your own collage and share it on social media. 



And look at these sweet thank you notes...PRICELESS!


Enjoy your summer with some ice cream! And don't forget...I'm never too busy for any of your San Diego referrals. We'll enjoy some ice cream together!





Monday, June 5, 2017

Donuts for National Donut Day...or any other day!

National Donut Day has come and gone, but your clients will love donuts all year round! This is what I did on National Donut Day for my neighbors. 




I purchased 200 donut holes to make 50 small packets with 4 donut holes in each package. A whopping $30 marketing investment! I put the 4 donut holes in a ziplock bag (which I already had) and put it in the paper lunch sack (which I already had!) I cut about 5 inches off of the top of the paper sack so it would fold over just once. Tie it up with a bow and slide in a business card or print out a tagline.

For National Donut Day I put these on top of the community mailbox in my cul-de-sac with a sign that said "Please Take One. Happy National Donut Day from your neighbor...", and included my contact information. On the front of the sack, I included my business card, and on the back of the sack, a sticker that says "I'm never too busy for your referrals!"

Donuts, however can be enjoyed any time of the year. Who doesn't love donut holes! If you choose to just drop by a client and say hello and leave a small gift, this one is so easy! You can use printable business cards to print up a tag line and the possibilities are endless...

"Donut know how to thank you for your referrals!"
"Donut know what to think about the current real estate market? I can help!"
"Donut know if the time is right to buy or sell? Call me!"

"Donut know an agent in the San Diego market? I'm never too busy for you or your referrals!"





Thursday, June 2, 2016

Modifying a Pinterest Idea

I love Pinterest! As a real estate agent who is always looking for ideas for a small gift, I regularly look to Pinterest for inspiration. Often, with just a slight change to the tag line, you can create something very unique. Here's an example (from WeddingWire):


Wedding favor ideas are often unique and creative. This one contains homemade cookies for the bride and groom's "sweet beginning". Are you a new agent looking for a way of introducing your new career to family and friends? Just modify this with a new tagline. Maybe something like, "Thanks for being part of my sweet new beginning. Your referrals will bring sweet success." Or for the agent who's been around for awhile...."Your referrals are SWEET! Thank you!" Or for the vendors who have been part of your successful closing, just simply, "Sweet Success! Thank you for all your hard work!"

Don't let it deter you that this one has the words stamped on the brown bag. Just purchase business cards to print on from your local office supply and attach the card with the closepin or ribbon. Keep it simple and easy.

Now here's another one for you to modify and create your own tagline! Your local craft store will often have the small notebooks for cheap, cheap, cheap! (From Skip to My Lou)


Happy pinning!

And don't forget...if you have a friend or client moving to the San Diego area, I am never too busy for YOUR referrals!






Thursday, October 15, 2015

PJ's Pies & Pics

A client appreciation event is a great way to say thank you to your clients. Here's a peek at my annual event.

           

Friday, April 10, 2015

Home Sweet Homes - a survival guide for your client's next move!


Whether you have a buyer or a seller, you know that a move is in their future and the move itself--packing, loading, moving, and adjusting to a new home in a new city can be daunting. Author Diane Laney Fitzpatrick has written a book about how she survived nine moves! Why not pop by your clients and leave them with a survival guide?

Here's a quote from her website: dianelaneyfitzpatrick.com

A little laughter goes a long, long way.
If you need a reminder that humor can get you through the curveballs that life throws at you, Diane Laney Fitzpatrick is here to keep you laughing - at her, with her, and maybe a little bit at yourself.

Her book Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves is a laugh-out-loud survival guide to moving and adapting to a new home, one of life's toughest challenges.


Purchase directly from her website for better pricing and low cost shipping. She even offers a discount to Realtors who purchase 5 or more books!

Purchase here

Look how cute they come packaged! Individually wrapped in bubble wrap and tied with a moving tape bow...all you have to do is hop in your car and deliver. And don't forget to ask for their referrals!

Do you have a client moving to sunny San Diego? I'm never too busy for YOUR referrals!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I LOVE Referrals! A valentine pop-by.

I received this cute little favor at a women's brunch today and thought it would be perfect to adapt for a pop by. It's just a simple, small clear plastic bag filled with heart shaped candy. Cut out a heart to attach to the bag. This special bag has a scripture verse tucked inside which was perfect for the event, and I have to give credit to my women's Bible Study group for the idea. But for a pop by, how about "Oh, by the way...I'm never too busy for your referrals", or "Oh by the way...I LOVE referrals!".

It's the perfect little gift to let your clients know that you appreciate them and their referrals!


Monday, October 6, 2014

I Know Just the Trick!

Halloween is a great time to plan to drop by your clients to say hello. We can get really crafty and creative around the holidays, but sometimes we just need something simple and easy. It just so happens that I have a friend who makes these delicious cookies for every event you can imagine. Look at these great Halloween cookies from Sunshine & Sugar Sweets!


They will package them individually and tie on my tag! The tag reads, "I know just the TRICK...refer your friends & clients to me and I will TREAT them with the highest level of service!"


Now if you're not lucky enough to have such a talented friend, do not dismay! You can use any Halloween treat. Use a clear wrap of some kind and attach your tag and you're ready to go! If you're local, Sunshine & Sugar Sweets has a cookie for any event. You can LIKE their facebook page for some great ideas and don't forget to let them know I sent you! Sunshine & Sugar Sweets

And remember...If you have family, friends or clients relocating to our beautiful and sunny San Diego, I KNOW JUST THE TRICK! Refer them to me and I will TREAT them with the highest level of service! Thank you for your referrals! Have a safe & happy halloween!