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8 Gifts You Might Get from Your Realtor

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When closing on penthouses, condos, and lofts in downtown San Diego, it’s common for realtors to give new homeowners housewarming gifts. These gifts are a great way to celebrate clients’ purchases, and they can also provide realtors with the chance to advertise their services. Here are some of the fun gifts you might get after you finalize your purchase.

1. Local Art

Some realtors may help you experience the rich culture of your new neighborhood by giving you a piece of art from a local artist. A nice framed piece of artwork can be a fun and unique way to get started decorating your new home.

2. Personalized Kitchenware

If your realtor is known for his or her personal touch, he or she may give you something customized with your family name or a monogram. Most clients appreciate coffee mugs and wine glasses, but you can also find realtors who branch out by offering cutting boards, cheese boards, plates, and other fun personalized items. 

3. Gift Cards to Nearby Bars & Restaurants

Many realtor gifts focus on helping you enjoy your new home and neighborhood, so a gift card can be a great option. Depending on where you live, this may be a card that can be used at multiple popular chains or one to use at a local independent eatery.

4. A Nice Bottle of Champagne

For many people, a good bottle of champagne is a great way to celebrate their big purchase. A good realtor will typically be able to tell whether or not you’d appreciate this gift. Some may make sure they have sparkling wine or another alternative as a backup for clients who don’t drink alcohol.

5. Home Décor

Realtors who have gotten to know their clients’ personal styles can provide a fun little piece of décor. Something like a decorative bowl, bookends, or a coffee table book can become a nice little keepsake you can use to decorate your home. 

6. Memberships to Local Spots

Another way some realtors help their clients enjoy their new neighborhoods is with memberships to neighborhood venues. Local art museums and theaters are always popular choices, and some other potential options include gyms, wine tasting rooms, and other fun local experiences.

7. Consultations with Designers & Landscapers

In some situations, a realtor will provide a client with the choice of a free consultation with an interior designer or professional landscaper. There’s no obligation with these meetings, but they can help you get an idea of what you want to do with your new space.

8. Custom House Portraits

Thanks to online sites like Etsy, realtors can find artists who offer customized paintings of homes. This gift can even include cute little portraits of your family as well to provide an even more personalized touch.

Working with a realtor who shows sincere gratitude for your business can be one of the best aspects of the home buying process. The experts at 92101 Urban Living have years of experience helping clients with reliable, straightforward advice about all aspects of real estate in downtown San Diego. Call one of our friendly agents today at 619-649-0368.