Picking out a gift for your favorite Realtor isn’t easy. Sure, real estate pros often function as the perfect combination of therapist and best friend, but chances are you may still feel like you don’t know them very well. The trick is to buy them gifts that any Realtor would want.
Luckily for you, our team has more than 40 years of combined real estate experience and we personally know hundreds of Realtors. So in order to make shopping for the rock star agent in your life a little easier, we put together this list of 17 perfect-for-any-agent gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on your favorite Realtor’s face.
1. A Thoughtful, 5-star Review
- Price: Free!
- Best for: All Realtors
A Realtor’s business lives and dies based on online reviews. So if you’re really not sure what to get your agent, ask them which websites they most need reviews on, and write up a thoughtful review for each of them. Letting your Realtor pick the sites is key to making this a gift rather than just something nice you would do anyway. Some Realtors use Yelp, some use Zillow, and others use Google. Some might be trying to break in on a whole new platform. So ask them which sites they prefer, and they will love you forever.
2. Gift Certificate to a Hot New Restaurant
- Price range: $100-$300
- Best for: Foodie Realtors
A gift certificate to a new restaurant that’s whipping up a lot of buzz is a no-brainer. After all, your agent is probably so busy helping clients that they haven’t gone out to dinner in a while. You can decide what amount you want to give, but consider giving just that little bit more so they can splash out on a nice bottle of wine or cover the tip. Find a cute little gift-card box, or include it in a handwritten thank-you note to make it extra meaningful.
3. Realtor Swag From All Things Real Estate
- Price range: $5-$150
- Best for: Realtors who are serious about their careers
I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but most Realtors are not exactly shy about self-promotion. This is why companies like All Things Real Estate (ATRE) make fashion-forward swag for Realtors to show the world (or at least everyone in line at Starbucks) that they sell real estate. ATRE sells beer koozies, wine tags, stickers, signage, cell phone cases, and more—everything a devoted Realtor is sure to love.
PS: If you’re still at a loss as to what your Realtor might specifically want (or need), ATRE has gift cards 😉.
4. Arteum Perpetual Desk Calendar
- Price: $27.95
- Best for: Artsy Realtors
This cheerful and stylish perpetual desk calendar is a practical and stylish gift your artsy hipster Realtor would love to have on their desk. It was also originally sold by the MOMA Design Store, so it has some cool kid street cred to boot. Luckily, like pretty much everything these days, you can save yourself a trip to Manhattan and pick one up on Amazon.
5. A Drone With Camera
- Price range: $50-$400
- Best for: DIY Realtors
With today’s technology, Realtors can use their own camera drones to make listing videos, take exterior shots, and give a bird’s-eye view of the neighborhood. While there are plenty of options out there, this affordable model has more than 3,000 reviews and is great for beginners.
6. A Luxury Fountain Pen
- Price range: $50+
- Best for: The Realtor who handed you a BIC pen to sign your contract
When it comes to panache at the closing table, nothing can kill the mood faster than a cheap, skittery ballpoint pen. That’s why an elegant—and yes, expensive—fountain pen is a great gift for your favorite Realtor. Don’t waste money on beautiful pens that don’t write very well. Take a look at Pen Addict’s ranking of the best pens in every budget before buying one.
7. A Gift Certificate for a Massage or Spa Day
- Price range: $100+
- Best for: Literally every Realtor ever
In many parts of the world, massage is not just a luxury for the rich, but an actual health treatment that most people seek out on a regular basis. In this country, massages are up there with champagne and lobster as decadent extravagances. This is why a massage or spa day is the perfect gift for real estate pros. It’s something they probably wouldn’t buy for themselves, but something they would love—and probably earned with those late night contract revisions.
8. Wine Chilling Coasters With Glasses
- Price: $42
- Best for: Realtors who love wine
The best gift you can buy someone is something they didn’t know they actually wanted. These granite wine-chilling coasters with glasses are a perfect example. Your rose-drinking Realtor who loves sipping outdoors in the summertime will love them. They’re also something they would probably not buy for themselves, so a perfect gift!
9. High-end Spirits or Cocktail Kits
- Price range: $50+
- Best for: Realtors who like to drink
Since the vast majority of Realtors we know enjoy (need?!) the occasional libation, it’s hard to go wrong with a gift of high-end booze. Of course, it’s also easy for a gift of booze to come across as more Homer Simpson than Don Draper. In order to stay on your Realtor’s classy side, buy them something special.
You may have to do a bit of research and ask some prying questions, but a bottle of a rare single malt scotch or Anejo tequila will be treasured and savored by your Realtor instead of dumped into a watermelon and served at a barbecue. Reserve Bar has you covered with an incredible selection of booze and cocktail kits you can send to your Realtor.
10. A Laser Distance Measure
- Price: $49
- Best for: Realtors who love gadgets
A laser distance measure is one of those tools that every Realtor should carry, but few do. I used to keep a yellow Stanley tape measure in my bag for showings, but a laser distance measure would have been much easier to use—and more professional looking.
Don’t worry about buying the best-of-the-best here. Most Realtors only use tape measures to help their clients answer questions like, “Will my couch fit?” and make not-legally-binding-measurements of square footage. The Bosch GLM 20 is only $49 and has almost 14,000 4-star reviews on Amazon.
11. A Rear Seat Organizer
- Price: $25
- Best for: Buyer’s agents
There’s nothing like sitting in the back seat for an afternoon of showings to make someone feel like a third wheel. In order to help your Realtor make their backseat more inviting to both people who draw with crayons and people who pay taxes, a fully loaded backseat organizer is the way to go. This one has a 4-star rating with more than 8,000 reviews on Amazon.
12. Handpresso Handcoffee Auto
- Price: $106
- Best for: Coffee or gadget-obsessed Realtors
A gimmick for sure, but an awesome one! You can be sure your Realtor will make all the other coffee geeks jealous with this high-tech way to make espresso on the go. This kit from Handpresso comes with a high-quality portable coffee machine that plugs right into a car’s cigarette lighter.
13. Coffee or Cocktails Bell
- Price: $8.43
- Best for: Realtors with a sense of humor
Most Realtors have two speeds: all-out work and cocktail time. That’s why this fun coffee or cocktails bell is a great gift for a Realtor with a sense of humor. Find it on Amazon or your local gift shop.
14. Theragun Mini
- Price: $199
- Best for: Athletic Realtors
A more affordable version of the wildly popular Theragun sports massager, the Theragun Mini packs quite a punch for something your Realtor can stash in their glove compartment. It’s perfect for using after workouts, but can be equally useful for de-stressing in the car after a tense showing or closing.
15. A T-shirt for Casual Coffee Runs
- Price range: $12-$20
- Best for: Weekend Warriors
Sometimes a simple T-shirt says it best, especially when it has to do with real estate—or tacos. Check out Etsy for more humorous takes on our profession, and find that perfect comfy tee that your Realtor will proudly wear on all their weekend coffee runs. We especially like these from Etsy seller SimplyTraded, or this favorite from NeroDesignUS.
16. The Accessory That Says It All
- Price: $25
- Best for: The fabulous Realtor in your life
These earrings are fun, flirty, and accurate: Sold! They also come in several different colors. Perfect for the Realtor who has that certain flair for style, can close a deal with their hands tied behind their back, and knows how to have a good time. You can buy them from Etsy seller LePetitBijouBoutique.
17. The Boost They Need
- Price range: $20-$50
- Best for: Realtors always on their phones
Real estate agents are constantly using their phones to check listings, schedule showings, navigate your city, text, listen to inspirational podcasts on closing the deal, and even take a few photos now and then. That’s all pretty tough on battery life, so give your agent an on-the-go phone battery charger and take it up a notch with the personalization. We like this one from Etsy seller MobilMoods.
Bringing It All Together
The greatest gift you can give your Realtor is heartfelt thanks, a positive review, and thoughtfully spreading the word about their awesomeness. But for agents who really go above and beyond, this list is packed with options for just about every Realtor you know and love.
What’s the best gift you’ve received as an agent?! Let us know in the comments.