CLOSING GIFTS: Good or bad idea?
There are opposite trains of thought on this.
One side wonders who dreamed up this concept of a closing gift anyway? When one thinks about it, just how many presents have you received from your own service providers?
My accountant gives me a bill. So does my doctor. My dentist. My insurance guy may buy me a cup of coffee. Lenders have taken me out for lunch, or split the cost of dinner when taking out our mutual clients.
But we’ve never expected anything from our service providers. All I can hope for is referrals.
The other side explores all kinds of possibilities for a closing gift.
I once heard about a REALTOR who gave his high end clients gifts of brand-new furniture. There are those who throw housewarming parties for their clients. Some give Home Depot cerrtificates. Others look at certificate for fine dining for two.
I personally prefer giving house warranties --- until I ran into a buyer who was miffed that I didn’t give her packing boxes instead.
Isn't a thank you card enough?
What do you think/do, and why?
There have been questions posted on various sites about ideas for closing gifts.
It isn’t protocol. It isn’t even a tradition…or is it?