Mike Kelly, "One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources" (The MJKelly Team)

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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Super-easy here Mike Kelly.  Man-made (2) trees with no flocking.  When I was a kiddo, it was a natural tree bought off of a lot though! 

Nov 29, 2017 09:01 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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You are lucky!!! My wife keeps me out there for 2 hours! She's a keeper though; we always bring home an amazing tree...last years touched the top of our cathedral ceiling. I'd never go artifical or Home Depot. 

Nov 29, 2017 04:56 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

we buy a live tree at a nursery with a root ball and we plant it after Christmas.  Sometimes we've gotten permission to plant in a park in our community, sometmes we've planted in a neighbor's yard (of course with permission) a couple at my office and a couple in our yard.  We've had this tradition for about 15 years.

Nov 29, 2017 10:18 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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A real tree harvested from natures surplus.

A flock of what?

Nov 29, 2017 09:29 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I"ve had a huge fancy artificial tree for last few years. But now i'm not sure I want to go through that decoration again. I will probably buy a few large poinsettia pots and hang decorations here and there. 

Nov 29, 2017 08:17 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     When we did Christmas trees, I always went out in the woods somewhere and chopped one down.  They weren't blue spruce or Douglas fir; they were wild Florida cedar trees or pines, but we decorated them nicely.

Nov 29, 2017 07:12 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I go for the ease of it and actually keep a decorated tree from year to year on a rollaway platform and can bring it out and fluff it, plug it in and am ready to go in about 15 minutes. I have some scented candles that smell like balsam. It works for me.

Nov 29, 2017 07:00 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I have an artificial tree - it's simple, easy up/easy down... 

Nov 29, 2017 06:14 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Love natural trees, and our cat will not allow a tree unless he gets to climb it and bat all the ornaments.  A

Nov 29, 2017 05:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I had the nicest gentleman help me get a nice tree locally each year, bring it home and set it up. He is no longer living in Charlotte during the holidays so, I purchased a man-made one so I can do it myself!  

Nov 29, 2017 05:10 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Artificial trees are great...

Nov 30, 2017 10:41 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

We have not chopped down a tree in 14 years...it's manmade and paid for many time over. Lightly flocked.

Nov 29, 2017 09:40 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have a retro metal tree with pink ornaments.

Nov 29, 2017 07:11 PM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtor - New Colony - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

I met you half way - Fake tree but real lights.

Nov 29, 2017 05:59 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Natural! We always cut down our own tree back in New England for years, but not out here in CA - it's off the lot after the first year we move here. Not a fan of flocking

Nov 29, 2017 05:15 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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We have not used a real tree in many years.

Nov 29, 2017 05:01 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Artificial tree, if any at all.  I'm allergic to the actual trees.

 

Worst christmas for me was the couple years I worked at 21st century auto insurance.  They decorated every floor with a couple fresh cut trees.  By the end I was on three times the daily dosage of sudafed.

Nov 30, 2017 09:52 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Real tree, usually from Lowe's off the lot. -Kasey

Nov 30, 2017 07:35 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I do the man-made. It's easier and cleaner to deal with .

Nov 30, 2017 06:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I love the scent of pine during this season.

So, something from the farm does come home with me. It is seldom a large tree but always several undecorated large wreaths.

From the Boy Scouts of America, post 2651 I will purchase a 4 ft tree.

Nov 30, 2017 04:57 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

We venture outdoors and chop it down.  I remember a recent year we went to a lot because time for an event was scarce.  MY daughters were mortified.  Just wait until we "go artificial" kiddos!!!  lol

Nov 30, 2017 04:45 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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I've used artificial trees for close to 30 years. No flocking.

Nov 30, 2017 03:50 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We usually go to a local tree farm. We use to cut our own, but last few years they had some already fresh cut ones, so we got one of those.

Nov 30, 2017 03:10 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

My husband and I are the fastest Christmas tree shoppers anywhere (we think). We get a real tree, pre-cut at a tree stand. We are usually in and out of there in 5 minutes. No flocking.

Nov 30, 2017 02:57 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I don't do a tree.  But, I did write these 2 articles to help people out.

How to protect your floors when you have a Christmas Tree

The 5 most affordable flocked trees

Nov 29, 2017 06:28 PM
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John Bear
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
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Nov 29, 2017 06:11 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We use both

Nov 29, 2017 05:46 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Artificial.

Nov 29, 2017 05:33 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Natural, and we usually go to a nearby farm.

Nov 30, 2017 03:17 PM
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Mike Kelly
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Thanks all for the varied responses. We used to go to a tree farm and grab the saw the trapse all over the place as my wife dismissed one tree after another. We'd eventually get one but not after I got my knees soaking wet from kneeling on wet ground slicing away on the tree. I remember going to get a tree from the Boy Scout lot. I drove a 240Z Datsun sports car in those days. One of the attendees on the lot was Mr. James who was the post office geneeral manager and old Boy Scout leader. He looked at my car and said, "Here, take my truck!".  'Tis the Season! 

Nov 30, 2017 11:37 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I've done all of the above.  These days I do none of the above.  

Nov 30, 2017 10:09 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We do both, but only the fake stuff in Miami and small, apartment size. Large and fresh in CT.

Nov 30, 2017 07:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mike Kelly We went with an artifical tree several years ago.

Nov 30, 2017 07:03 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I buy a real tree from a NH grower who sets up a local lot

Nov 30, 2017 05:59 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Since we moved to Tennessee, there is a X-Mas tree farm about 2 miles from our rural home. When we got there and asked for the prices, he said all trees were $25 no matter what size. We have never seen trees this full and beautiful so we narrowed it down to about 20 trees. With our saw in hand we finally decided on one. We put lights on it and ornaments on it and a tree skirt about it

Nov 30, 2017 05:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Natural tree, no flock purchased at Menard's in Chicago.

Nov 30, 2017 05:51 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, ASA
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service - Streetsville, ON
Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987

I use a man made tree now. no flocking.  I remember as a kid we always got a real tree.. Scotch Pine... and it alwasy smelled so good..  The mand made ones have come a long way and look so authentic, if you get a good one.

Nov 30, 2017 05:21 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No Christmas Tree, just a menorah for the 8 days of Hanukkah.

Nov 30, 2017 05:17 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I have an artificial tree...just bought a new one from Pier One... white shimmering prelit.... 

Nov 30, 2017 03:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Door #2

Nov 30, 2017 03:22 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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a 18 inch and a 2 ft inch trees. Downsized over the years.

Nov 29, 2017 08:41 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have two kitties that like to climb, no young kiddos, so have not had a tree for a while.

Dec 03, 2017 03:07 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Man made since grandkids are 2000 miles away

 

Dec 02, 2017 09:57 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Xmas tree - we don't do one so I can stop there LOL

Nov 30, 2017 03:27 PM