This is the twenty-third episode of A Day in the Life of a REALTOR® - a weekly article series published on RESAAS Blog and written by Kay Conageski.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy. Kay has a story to tell...
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I had to laugh at a commercial I saw the other day for Fruit of the Loom underwear (what underwear and real estate have in common will come in just a minute). The ad showed the “right people to give underwear to” during the holiday season and the “wrong people to give underwear to” – comical yes, but a dilemma that happens to more than one of us during the holiday season.
When is it right to give a gift to my customers at the holidays, and better yet, how much am I allowed to spend on that gift?
If your accountant is like mine, they limit the gifts to $25 per person in order to be able to claim them on your taxes each year. You also have to check with the regulations of your licensing state on gift giving to clients and what is permitted and to what limit. Once you have both of these in check – what is the appropriate gift to give someone?