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Win Business by Saying Thanks

Thank You Cards

When you were young, your parents may have made you write thank you cards to relatives for Christmas and birthday gifts. If you were like most kids, you hated it.

As adults in 2017, we often don’t think of writing thank you cards anymore. We may say a quick “thanks” or provide gifts when expected, but the handwritten notecard is almost extinct.

But it doesn’t have to be. And bringing back hand-written real estate thank you cards in your business can help you win clients and build your brand.

Aren’t I Thanking Someone I Already Did Business With?

You might be. But remember that a special touch after a completed transaction can help them remember you and refer you to friends and family. And if that person needs another deal in the future, they’ll be calling you.

Beyond that, there are an enormous number of ways to thank people who are not yet customers. When you go the extra mile to send a hand-written real estate note card to someone who hasn’t yet made you money, you’ll really stand out from other Realtors®.

Three Ways to Win Business by Saying Thanks

Here are some specific ways you can win business by sending a simple thank you note. Each of these ideas involves thanking someone you’ve interacted with, but haven’t brought in as a client.

Thank You After Listing Presentation

In school I learned always to send a thank you letter after an interview, and a real estate thank you card after a listing presentation has the same idea. Remember, write this by hand and mail it. It shows a lot more effort.

You can say something like, “Thank you for the opportunity to discuss selling your beautiful home. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss {marketing tactic 1} and {marketing tactic 2}. I look forward to hearing from you when you put your home on the market.”

FSBO Thank You

Thanking someone who has chosen to sell their home themselves is very unexpected. As a result, when the seller hits inevitable snags in the process, they will be more likely to call you to take over.

You can write a real estate notecard that says, “Thank you for the opportunity to see your gorgeous home. I wish you the best of luck as you sell it. If you ever need any help from a professional real estate agent, please let me know. I’d love to show you how my services can benefit you.”

Thank You for Good Service

When you receive good service anywhere, from a restaurant to a car repair shop, don’t be afraid to send a written thank you. Not only will they remember your name, but the employee may also get special recognition. Service professionals rarely get thanks, so your card will stand out!

You can say, “Thank you so much for your excellent service at {location} on {date}. As a service professional myself, I certainly appreciate meeting someone dedicated to doing a good job. Great work and I hope to see you again.”

You can include your business card as well, both so they have your contact information and so they can contact you if they are looking for a Realtor®.

Other Times to Use Real Estate Notecards

There are an endless number of reasons to say thank you with real estate notecards. Here are just a few more you might use. These thank you ideas are about winning business and building relationships.

  • Thanks for Listing. Thank your new client and assure them that you will provide them the best service available.
  • Thanks to Buyer Client After Showing. Thank them for the opportunity to show them homes and affirm your commitment to finding them the perfect new home.
  • Thank You after Purchase. Thank a client for the pleasure of working with them once their offer is accepted, and let them know you look forward to finishing the process and getting them settled in their new home.
  • Anniversary Thank You. Send a thank you on the first anniversary of someone’s purchase, thanking them for the opportunity to work with them and requesting a referral.

Don’t be intimidated – none of these cards have to be long and flowery. A few simple lines are all you need. And of course, include your business card in every thank you note. You can even write “Thank you!” on the back of the business card.

If you’re ready to get started thanking people and winning business in the process, let us help. At Printerbees we have a wide variety of real estate notecards available. Order some today and be ready to start saying “Thanks!”

The Power of a Written Note

Power of a Written Note

When was the last time you received a written note? Not an email or a text message, but a genuine, real handwritten note.

It’s probably been quite a while, but try your best to think back. How did receiving something so personal and so thoughtful make you feel?

Valued? Appreciated? Connected?

Often times those are the very feelings that are lost, or at the very least not conveyed well, through the standard text messages of our digital world. Don’t get me wrong, technology can definitely be a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s important to take a step back and refocus on the basics.

Like sending handwritten notes to your current and potential clients.

Take a look at these four great reasons for sending handwritten notes – especially thank you notes – to you clients:

Your Clients will Feel Valued

This is a big one because how your client feels towards you can make or break future deals with them. Plus, it’s always a good thing to be kind and try your best to make people feel valued and appreciated. A handwritten note shows your clients that you took the time to do something personal just for them. If a client feels that they are more than a number, that they actually mean something to you, they will be much more likely to come back and work with you again in the future.

Gain Additional Referral Business

Going right along with valuing your clients, if you make a point to make them feel special, they’ll not only be more likely to use you in the future but also refer you to their family and friends whenever they are in the market for a good Realtor®.

The real estate business is one that works well (and often depends on) referrals, so the more you can get your name out there and connect with potential clients, the better for your own business. Never underestimate the power of a referral – and that power often begins with a handwritten thank you note.

Wow Possible Prospects

 

Some folks will send written thank you notes to those who have worked with them. But very few put that much effort forward for someone who is still a prospect. If a prospect receives a handwritten note from you, just checking in on them or wishing them well on a holiday, it will make a big impact.

Most marketing and interaction takes place online – social media, email, or even text messages. Getting something in the physical mail is rare. Getting something handwritten is almost unheard of, and it is sure to wow your prospects.

It Only Takes a Minute

Sending a handwritten note doesn’t take hours of your time. So what do you have to lose? Taking a few minutes out of your day to write a couple of thank you notes to clients isn’t going to set you back too far on the productivity scale, and your clients will love you for it.

And if you’re short on time or are just looking for an easy way to stock up on note cards, you can order them in advance online at PrinterBees.com – that way, the next time you find yourself wanting to write a note to a client, you’ll be more than prepared.

Even in our fast-paced, digital world, taking the time to write a personalized note is a worthwhile gesture. Not only will doing so help make your clients feel valued, appreciated and connected, but it will also wow prospects and give your business a much-needed boost in the right direction – and you can’t argue the value in that!

When was the last time you received a handwritten note? Share in the comments!