A strong relationship between realtors and their clients is crucial for long-term success. And one effective way to express your gratitude while fostering client loyalty is by organizing a memorable holiday client appreciation event.
As the holiday season gets closer, we want to help you to connect with your clients, showcase your expertise, and leave a lasting impression. So, we’ve prepared these amazing holiday client appreciation event ideas for realtors
Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Arrange a wine and chocolate tasting event with a local winery or wine expert. Provide information about wine varietals, pairing suggestions, and tasting notes. Then, offer a variety of chocolates to complement the wines.
Holiday Photoshoot Minis
Offer a professional holiday photoshoot session for your clients and their families. You can partner with Bellamy Loft for a 15-minute photoshoot in a Winter Wonderland holiday décor set. They provide images that reflect the warmth and joy of the season. Then, provide your clients with high-resolution digital copies of their photos.
You can organize a charity drive with a local organization and encourage your clients to donate essential items, like food, clothing, or toys for those in need. Communicate the impact of their generosity to the community to motivate participation further.
Ice Cream Social
Host an ice cream social event for clients and their families. An ice cream bar setup can include a variety of flavors, toppings, and sauces. Besides creating a cheerful atmosphere with colorful decorations, balloons, and music, you can offer entertainment options like balloon artistry or face painting to keep the kids engaged.
Festive Brunch or Dinner
A festive brunch or dinner at a local restaurant or event space allows your clients to relax, connect, and enjoy the holiday spirit. You can use twinkling lights, seasonal centerpieces, and festive tables for the venue decor. Also, Work with the venue to design a special menu featuring holiday-inspired dishes.
Holiday Movie Night
Look for a local theatre or outdoor venue to host a cozy holiday movie night. Opt for classic holiday films. You can decorate an outdoor space with festive decorations, comfortable blankets, and twinkling lights. Offer your attendees popcorn, hot chocolate, and a variety of snacks.
A mixology class allows your clients to create signature holiday drinks and enjoy tasting sessions. Collaborate with a mixologist or local bar to demonstrate various cocktail recipes and techniques. You can also offer recipe cards or a small cocktail-themed gift as a memento of the event.
Home Decorating Workshops
With an interactive home decorating workshop, your clients can learn creative ways to spruce up their homes for the holidays. The workshop can include hands-on demonstrations, fun activities such as creating personalized ornaments or wreaths, and take-home materials.
Winter Sports Day
Like a winter sports day, you can prepare seasonal activities for your clients and their families. Rent a local ice skating rink or a nearby ski resort for a day of fun on the slopes or ice. Ensure they have equipment rentals, snacks, and hot beverages to stay energized and warm.
Moving Out Karaoke Night
Help your client celebrate their real estate success by hosting a karaoke night. Encourage them to sing songs about home upgrades or moving out, such as Closing Time by Semisonic, The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert, Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver, or Moving Out by Billy Joel.
Holiday-Themed Cooking Competition
Organize an event where your clients can showcase their culinary skills in a festive setting. Set specific holiday-themed challenges and provide a panel of judges to determine the winners. You can create categories like appetizers, main courses, or desserts and offer prizes or certificates for the best dishes.
If your clients have recently sold their homes, you can host a bonfire for them. Allow them to bring mementos or photos of their old property to burn on the bonfire. This appreciation event lets them celebrate their new chapter.
Real Estate Jeopardy
You can test your clients’ real estate know-how with a game show-style competition. Prepare categories, such as TV Homes (homes from famous TV shows), Celebrity Real Estate (celebrities’ real estate holdings), and Haunted Houses (famous haunted houses).
Real Estate Bowling Night
Hosting a fun bowling night is another effective way to show appreciation to your clients. You can give the attendees with bowling shirts with your logo. Create unique bowling games, like hunting for specific pins, and give the winners with gift cards to décor shops or home improvement stores.
Holiday Craft Fair
A holiday craft fair lets your clients explore and purchase unique handmade gifts and décor from local artisans and crafters to showcase their creations. You can include handmade jewelry, ceramics, artwork, and seasonal decorations. Provide them with complimentary refreshments, such as hot cider or cocoa.
These events strengthen relationships, showcase expertise, and express gratitude. Just choose the ideas that align with your client’s interests and preferences, and enjoy the process of bringing joy and appreciation during the holiday season.