Make it Personal with a Hand-Written Note

Hand-written personal notes leave a lasting impression with your clients.

Hand-written personal notes leave a lasting impression with your clients.

Want to truly connect with your clients, loved ones or anyone who’s made a difference in your life? Get out a pen and a personal note and write them a hand-written message. That’s right—we’re going old school. In our technology-driven society, hardly anyone writes anymore. We email or text a short “thanks” when someone does something nice for us, or maybe we mumble it under our breath as we rush off to the next activity.

Hand-written notes and letters are becoming a lost art. However, the rarity of receiving a hand-written note or letter makes it all the more special and memorable. That’s why many people save these very personal messages, often for years. Here are three reasons to put pen to paper and hand-write a personal note.

It means more. When you take the time to handwrite a note, it shows that the message you’re sharing with the recipient is heartfelt and personal. You didn’t just put your feelings or appreciation into a quickly composed email or express it through text-speak and emojis—you carefully crafted your message.

It makes an impression. Regardless of the length of your message, it will make a lasting impression on the person who receives it. We’re not used to getting personal mail anymore, especially mail with a hand-written message, unless it’s a special holiday. Sending a personal note ‘just because’ will leave an indelible impression and help to deepen your relationships with the person.

It’s sure to be read. Although we may toss junk mail through the shredder without so much as a glance, personal notes are sure to be read. It’s so rare that we receive them that it piques our curiosity to find out who it’s from and what they have to say.

Bonus: It only takes a minute! Okay, maybe it takes five minutes. The point is that writing a personal note or two or three each day isn’t a huge time commitment. You can write one while you’re waiting for a client to arrive at a showing or while you’re waiting for your order to arrive at your favorite restaurant or while you’re taking a breather outside to enjoy the sunshine. If you’re not sure what to say, Referral Maker® real estate CRM has you covered with proven writing prompts that are sure to get you started. Visit to learn more and to start your 30-day free trial.

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