Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: What do you give Someone who has every thing ?

What do you give Someone who has every thing ?

I was with a client the other day and I got this idea from my conversation with her. I thought it is a great idea and thought I would share it with others.

She said this year they have decided to donate money to the charity of the person's choice. Most people have a charity they are involved with and you know the charities that your family members support. This is something to consider.

Ofcourse this is suggested only among your family members as you know they will like the idea.

Among other familes I have heard they have decided to either give gifts to the young children in the family or one gift that can be used by the entire family.



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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site


She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email


 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.



Comment balloon 9 commentsGita Bantwal • December 16 2008 06:32AM


I love the idea of making a donation to charity.  I have a couple of people on my list that have everything and making a donation to charity in their name would be the perfect gift.  Thank you so much for sharing the idea.

Posted by Rebecca Anne Cole (PNC Mortgage ) over 10 years ago

I like the idea of a charity donation in a clients name!   Seems like with the economic downturn, charities would certainly appreciate a cash influx, and your clients would feel good about it too...

Rob Kelly


Posted by Rob Kelly, Louisville Colorado Realtor (RE/MAX Alliance) over 10 years ago

There are several organizations that you can donote to that sends out a letter to the client stating that a generous donation on their behalf has been made.  I've seen that done for tree replantings as well that a tree in your honor has been purchased ...   Nice way to say you give back to those who really are in need.  Great  gift!

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

I like the charity idea too.  You made a good point though, Family is great or really good friends.  I'm having a hard time getting my client care manager something.  She always asks for money.  Then she uses it on her family or bills.  Now with said, I don't want to give her family a gift, I want to give HER a gift.  Her family is NOT hurting for money.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 10 years ago

This is a great idea. When the economy gets bad, charities are often forgotten. In down times, charities need all the help they can get. Thanks.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 10 years ago

Gita - The donation idea is simply fantastic.  As others have mentioned, it seems charities get lost in this challenging economic mix. 

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 10 years ago

Gita, I love this idea--and do ask my clients if they would care to give a small donation to a non-profit I worked on several years ago.  It is always their choice but some of my consultation money goes to that wonderful place who truly needs help.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 10 years ago

I grew up in a huge extended family, and my mother and aunts got together and decided to send a book to each family.  We loved it - we got other toys from Santa! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago

What a great unselfish way to help others...I think we all should consider donating something to help others.

Posted by Tim Ludemann over 10 years ago