Referral Thank You Letter Samples

Here are some referral thank you letter samples you can utilize to help with your own wording.

When someone refers another person to your business or service, it is a testimonial to your value, and an implicit recommendation. Returning this kindness with a thank you note will help solidify the relationship and encourage more referrals in the future.

Dos and Don’ts


  • Be gracious and kind
  • Offer something of value if appropriate (discounts, re-referrals)


  • Explicitly ask for more referrals

It’s tacky to ask for additional referrals in your thank you note. By simply communicating your gratefulness, you’ll already be encouraging future recommendations.

Sample Letters

Referral From a Customer

Dear John,

I can’t thank you enough for referring your friend Jeff to my massage practice. That was too kind of you. I’m so glad I’ve been able to help you over the past few months, and I look forward to providing the same care to your friend.

I really do appreciate it so much. Referrals are the only way my business grows, and its so nice to know that you’ve enjoyed your experience enough to recommend your friend. I hope to see you soon. Your next session is on the house. :)


Referral From a Another Business

Dear Susan,

I just discovered that our newest client was referred to us through your firm. Thank you so much for the lead. We’re confident that we’ll be able to provide a lot of value for them. I’m so pleased that you thought of us.

I hope that I’ll soon be able to return the favor. I’ll be attending a networking event later this month, and if someone is in need of an outsourcing solution, I’ll make sure to send them your way. Thanks again Susan. We’re beyond grateful.


Referral For Employment

Dear Mr. Grover,

I really appreciate you taking the time to refer my application to Sanders, Marrow, and Price. You have been an integral reason that I’ve been able to secure my new role at the company. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist your company in the future.

Again, thank you so much. Your help and guidance has been a true blessing.

Sam Smith

Thanks for The Link

Dear Greg,

I’ve just discovered that you recommended my site on a recent blog post. Thank you so much for the kind recommendation. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out in your venture. Your blog seems very helpful. I’ll recommend it to my readers the first chance I get.

Thanks again friend.

Best Regards,
Markus T.

As you can see, a referral thank you letter doesn’t need to be paragraphs long. Consider mocking up a thank you letter template for continued use, if your business generates a lot of referrals.

Sending a written thank you note will produce good will and lasting dividends for your business. Also, it’s simply the right thing to do.

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