Over the course of my career as a real estate agent in New York City, I’ve been given many, many gifts from happy clients. While the thought is always appreciated, the gifts…well, let’s just keep it at the thought is always appreciated.
This article will give you 18 gifts for realtors that they really want.
Let’s face it, figuring out the perfect realtor gifts can be very challenging. Luckily, there’s a better way than guesswork to make sure you get them something they love. Enter EvaBot (our sponsors for this article). EvaBot uses AI technology to take the guesswork out of gift giving so you can give the perfect gift. Every time.
EvaBot has a number of options for service, but you can use it completely free on the “Happy Plan.” Here’s how it works: Email your realtor mentioning that you are sending them a gift, and copy Eva (email@example.com) on the email. From there, Eva chats with your realtor to evaluate their tastes and collect their current address. Once Eva comes to a decision, your realtor is mailed a gift (you can decide the price, between $20 and $1,000) along with a handwritten note that you can customize.
Every realtor secretly wishes they had the nicest pen at the signing table. You can let them give any lawyer a run for their money with this Mont Blanc Starwalker that looks well above its $210 price tag. Beyond being drop dead gorgeous, it’s built in Germany of high-end materials and designed to last a lifetime.
If your realtor is drawn more to shiny and flashy rather than the understated sophistication of the Mont Blanc, a silver and gold Parker Sonnet for $91 is another excellent choice, with the most four-star reviews of any high-end pen on Amazon.
A luxury pen isn’t something most professionals choose to spend money on, but as a gift for your real estate agent, they’ll certainly appreciate that you did. Keep them smiling for many closings to come.
A wishing house is a great reminder to realtors that they don’t just do a job, they help provide the most sacred spaces in client’s lives. Homes are a part of memories that a family forms and places where people often grow old together. At $24, this 1-inch by 1.25-inch pewter home is something special.
The Wishing House is a great gift for realtors because it reminds them that the spaces we tour so frequently are actually an integral part of client’s lives, and a part of our own as well. An agent has likely helped you sell or purchase a home, so why not throw it back to them and wish them well in their own abode? Each message on the Wishing House can be customized to your specifications, and is a great reminder of the importance of the work they do.
If your realtor did own an iPad but meekly puts it in their purse on the rare occasions it wasn’t in use, consider this a cry for help. Answer the call by getting them a functional, beautiful iPad Pro slim lightweight case at $13.99, which opens quickly and comfortably and can also be used to prop the iPad up like a laptop. Be forewarned: they will most certainly be showing you slideshows of their latest listings with it the next time you meet for coffee.
Let’s face it—the entire real estate industry would grind to a sudden halt if there were a coffee shortage. It’s no secret that we run on the stuff and are grumpy and miserable without it. To keep your realtor happy and productive, this three-month gift subscription of gourmet coffees from around the world for only $68 will do the trick.
Each sampler pack comes with four different coffees from around the world, roasted to order by Seattle’s best coffee roasters. They even include tasting notes and a profile of the roasters with each package.
If you are looking for something even more personalized, this adorable “I Turn Coffee Into Contracts” mug for $15.99 is the perfect accompaniment for your delicious gourmet coffee gift.
Your realtor is always on the go, and their phone is their personal office. Cell phone chargers make perfect gifts for realtors because they give them the juice to keep their phone going and the ability to leave those messy charge cords at home. Thoughtful, budget-friendly ($26.99), and the perfect addition to any agent’s bag or purse.
This gift for realtors will allow your agent to say goodbye to the days of the panic text or phone call, hoping the phone holds out for just one more minute. The Anker charger is smaller than a deck of cards, and can charge a phone over three times when carried at full capacity.
Even though we stare into screens for a good portion of our waking hours, many realtors still love to curl up with a good book after a long, hard week. The Kindle Paperwhite at $119 is still one of the best readers on the market, and has an incredible glare-free screen that makes taking in a book on the Kindle just as relaxing as reading the real thing.
Being able to walk and talk at the same time is a game changer for most people who spend large amounts of their day on the phone. To make sure your realtor can do it comfortably and with great sound, get them the Plantronics Voyager Bluetooth Headset at $124.24. PC Magazine and several thousand reviewers on Amazon all give it the highest rating possible.
No hungry realtor or client can resist chocolates, especially not Godiva’s delicious and beautifully packaged gold balloting variety box. This set includes irresistible Belgian Dark, Milk and White Chocolates carved into hearts, stars and seashells. Retailing at $35.95 and garnering almost 500 five-star reviews by those who’ve purchased, we’d say it’s worth the money.
Does your agent whip out photos of their dog like many do their children? BarkBox can be the gift that keeps on giving by helping supply your agent’s dog with fun treats, toys, and surprises while they spend time at closings. Gift a subscription for a month ($29.95), six months ($138) or a year ($240).
These bacon-wrapped filet mignons from Omaha Steaks at $69.99 make an ideal gift for foodie agents. Delicious, decadent, and something most people would never buy for themselves. As an aside, I’ve actually had these before and they are indeed as amazing as they look. Highly recommended!
Agents are always grabbing something to eat on the go, and fresh fruit (and chocolate-dipped strawberries) are more than a welcome change.
This is a great team gift for those whose realtors might have assistants and others who helped you sell or get into that perfect home. The whole office will love you for it. The arrangements range in price from $19 on up. The Berry Bouquet shown above is $75.
Enjoying a nice glass of wine shouldn’t be ruined by the struggle of getting it open. The Secura Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener with Foil Cutter is one of those rare kitchen gadgets that actually works as advertised. At $19.99, it’s a steal for what it provides. This thank you gift for your realtor will be the gift that keeps on giving, whether having a quiet night in or hosting a small gathering with friends.
Since realtors are never put off by inclement weather, help yours think happy thoughts with this clever blue sky umbrella from the MoMa Design Store.
This umbrella is just a wonderful conversation piece and, at $63.25, with classic design and blue skies above, this gift will keep your realtor going no matter what the conditions outside.
Voted one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2015, this gift stands the test of time. The Modern Sprout kitchen herb garden kit contains mint, parsley and basil plants in gorgeous, kitchen windowsill-worthy tinted mason jars for $54.
We all like to feel as though we have a green thumb, even though we don’t all have the time to maintain a true garden. This thank you gift for your realtor hits it out of the park for busy agents who are never home; the pots are actually self-watering.
If your realtor wasn’t clutching an iPad like a precious gemstone and constantly tapping away on it to show you something, you can be 100 percent certain that they wish they were. You can make them happier than a kid at Christmas by getting them the sleek new iPad Pro.
While coming in at a pricey $650, if your realtor just saved you tens of thousands of dollars, this gift might be just the token of appreciation you’ve been looking for. The ease of use and functionality this gift provides makes day-to-day tasks for your realtor a breeze.
Both realtors and clients will love this luxurious throw from Jonathan Adler. So often realtors get wonderful housewarming gifts for their treasured clients, but trust me, they also appreciate quality pieces like this themselves. At $220.75, this alpaca throw will keep them toasty on even the coldest winters, or simply become a favorite piece in the living area.
Okay, we’re not always busy. Realtors sometimes have downtime like any other job. In order to help make your realtor’s downtime a little more tolerable, a desk toy like this Original Moving Sandscape by Exotic Sands fits the bill. At $80.95, it may seem a bit pricey, but it’s kind of like having a meditation session any time you like.
Subscription gifts are one of the only ways to stay top of mind all year long. This bacon of the month subscription from Zingerman’s is a great way do it. What makes it gift-worthy is that this is no ordinary bacon. Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and the Food Network all sing its praises.
The plans range from a three-month ($99) to a six-month ($189) to a full one year subscription ($300) of monthly artisanal bacon shipments.
The “Bacon All Year Club” might have a $300 price tag, but every month you’ll be sending your realtor 12 ounces to 16 ounces of one specialty bacon a month, including Kentucky dry cured, Hungarian double-smoked, Indiana jowl bacon, and a number of others. If your real estate agent is a bacon fan, you will find no better gift.
The Bottom Line
If you want some great gifts for realtors, we’ve got you covered but, more than any item, the most rewarding compliment is always your referral or a great review. The truth is, we actually like helping great clients find that perfect home or sell their current one to get to the place they truly want.
Leave your real estate agent a great review on Zillow, and if you have another great idea for a realtor gifts, just let us know in the comments.