Imagine yourself trapped in a situation where you cannot find a suitable new house to move into. You have tried to scour the internet to find one but all attempts lead to nothing. You have asked your friends, colleagues, or relatives but they do not know anything about a good home for you to purchase. At a time like this, there is nothing else you can do other than resorting to a real estate agent. Such an agent could lead you to a property that could be just as you had expected. The agent works by showing you available properties that can be purchased. Do not worry about the price of said properties though. A knowledgeable real estate agent has the ability to come up with a list of houses within the budget range that you could possibly afford. You will be taken on a tour from one property to another. You would be contacted by the agent to make an appointment for showing the houses that could be your best candidate. You are free to talk to the agent about what you are looking for in a house. The agent would then conduct a research before offering you their list of houses that could match your preferences.
They should receive payment from their office as well as a certain amount of percentage of the total sale when you decide to use any one of the houses off their list. But did you know how full of hassle it is to research a list of houses that matches or is close to what you have in mind? The number of houses for sale might be great but the number of houses that is just in the right amount of balance according to your liking might not be as many as you wish it to be. So the real estate agent in question must have worked so hard just to be able to sort things out down to the several pieces offered to you. It might be good to show them some appreciation. Salaries and commissions are not forms of appreciation; those are their rights. They earn those for the work they do. We are not talking about giving them what they deserve. This is about conveying to them your sense of gratitude, something which could be made possible through some engraved plaques.
No, it is not too much to give your real estate agent a plaque award. You might think that the plaque you give them would amount to nothing as the plaque comes personally from you rather than from a professional institution. But by giving them a written acknowledgement such as using a plaque, you make their day. The real estate agent you work with will feel appreciated for the nights they spent sorting properties down to the very one you finally purchase. They would eventually know that all the hard work and efforts they have dedicated to helping you find your most comfortable dwelling do not go unnoticed.