Hello! My name is Clara D’Onofrio, and I am the founder/owner of Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians, located on Broadway Avenue in Brookfield. Recently, I met with several Broadway Avenue business owners, and we came up with an idea that we are extremely excited to share with you.
Very simply put, select Broadway Avenue businesses would like to offer your agents the opportunity to double the value of closing and/or holiday gifts for clients as a way to help save realtors money while encouraging new residents to explore the many wonderful businesses in the heart of Brookfield.
Given the diverse nature of the businesses on Broadway Avenue, it is simple to create a mix-and-match packet or gift basket (additional fee) that includes gift certificates to restaurants, music classes, yoga classes, jewelry-making classes, gift boutiques, event rentals, grocery stores, pubs, daycares, etc., all for half the price!
For example, one of our most popular businesses on Broadway Avenue is Mary’s Morning Mix-Up, an adorable diner that recently won Chicago’s Best Kid Friendly Restaurant. If a realtor would like to include a gift certificate to Mary’s as part of the closing / holiday gift, they can purchase a $50 gift certificate for $25.
More fun examples…
- Sell a house to a family with young kids? Gift certificates to Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians, Mary’s Morning Mix-Up, and Alphabet Learning Center make a great combo.
- Sell a house to a family of four with teenagers? Gift certificates to Barone’s, Tischler Finer Foods, and the The Compassion Factory make a very well-received gift.
- Sell a house to an active retired couple? Gift certificates to For the Birds, More than Hair, and Laura Atwood Studio Beads & Trading Co. make the perfect gift.
- Sell a house to a young couple with no children? Gift certificates to Off Broadway, FocusOm, and the Broadway Pancake House will create a wonderful welcome to the community.
If requested, gift certificates can be designed and printed on your own stationary with your business logo on each. Additionally, Betty’s Flowers & Gifts has offered to create beautiful and artistic gift baskets which will include the purchased gift certificates as well as additional items that complement the certificates. Gift baskets start at $20 (not including the supplemental items) and are custom made to order.
All of your closing / holiday gifts will also include a gift certificate from First National Bank of Brookfield for a free box of checks upon opening a checking account and the fee waived on a new safety deposit box for the first year.
As small business owners, we know how important it is to encourage new residents to shop local, and I truly think this is a wonderful way to help save realtors money on gifts and allow us to introduce our businesses to these new families in our community.
Let’s welcome your clients and new Brookfield residents into the neighborhood together with these great offers!