I just purchased a house and spent just over $500k. The Real Estate the whole time was quite nice and down to earth person and I felt we got along well.
When the keys were handed over to me, he gave me a small brown bag with a ribbon wrapped around the handle. They told me it was a little gift to congratulate me on purchasing the house. Excited, the real estate agent left and I went inside the house to see what was inside the bag.
I open the bag to find a candle, the agent's branded notepad and pen, a business card and a hand written card from the real estate agent.
Nothing else was left inside by the agent and I've had no deliveries from them since.
I felt a bit let down by what I received from the agent considering the commission and the real estate climate of how many houses they're turning over at the moment. I've had friends receive bottles of champagne, fruit platters, coffee cups etc.
So tell me, what did/didn't you receive when buying/selling your house? Did I get ripped off or was I expecting too much?