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Five Tips for Writing the Perfect Thank-You Note

Five Tips for Writing the Perfect Thank-You Note

If you are a real estate agent or a similar sales professional, chances are you have heard how important it is to send handwritten communication to your friends and clients on a regular basis. But are you doing it right? Writing the perfect thank you note is easy, but you need to plan ahead a bit and have the correct supplies. In this article, we share some of our tips for writing the perfect thank-you notes. 

  1. Use high-quality stationary, paper, and pen (in coordinating colors) - Don’t use the cheap, flimsy, free stuff your company supplies. There are so many resources for beautiful paper these days; take a little time and find something that feels representative of you. And be sure to note the color of the card - don’t use a blue pen if the card has black print on it. Coordinate your colors - the little details matter.
  2. Write the note in clear, legible handwriting - It doesn’t matter if you have poor penmanship, just do your best. They will appreciate a nice, thoughtful card from you.
  3. Hand-addressed envelope - Never underestimate the power of a handwritten note. Think about how you feel when you get a real, hand-addressed note in the mail. It is exciting! If you can’t write clearly enough, ask a friend or office aid to address it for you. Do not use a printer to print your hand-written notes or envelopes.
  4. Don’t include your business card - Including your business card sours a sincere sentiment. Instead, simply write your business name and address on the return address section of the envelope. If you are acquainted enough to be writing a thank-you note, trust me - they know who you are and what you do. Including your business card will make them feel like you are treating them like an object to be profited from, not a person.
  5. Keep it simple, short, and thoughtful - Thank them for whatever business or opportunity they provided you. Relate on a personal level while being mindful of remaining professional. Make a comment about any future connections you may have. Just a short note will be sufficient to let them know they are appreciated.


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