Your Tipping Guide for the Holiday 2021 Season

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As the holidays approach, we’re all busy creating gift lists and reflecting on the people who have made a positive impact on our lives. Our thoughts go immediately to our building staff, who see us every day and go out of their way to ensure our buildings are clean, safe, and operating as cohesive communities. And although tipping during the holiday season is not mandatory, it is one of the best ways to express gratitude for a year of superior service.

But when it comes to building staff, what is an appropriate amount to give? There is no set formula, but it’s worth considering the extent to which you rely on their assistance, and whether there are some staff members you gravitate to specifically.

To help you figure out how much to give, we've put together the helpful infographic below. Of course, this is in no way an authoritative guide, but rather a suggestion based on what has been customary for tipping property personnel in major metropolitan areas.

Another suggestion? For those staff members who really went above and beyond for you this year, include a special handwritten note with your tip. 'Tis the season to give back, and a heartfelt thank you can do wonders.

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