"A Real Estate" Night Before Christmas...............by Larry Johnston

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Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

“A Real Estate” Night Before Christmas By Larry Johnston

 

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©

 

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the HUD house,

The only creature scurrying, was a gray little mouse.

The plywood was hung on the windows, with screws,

In hopes that vandals, would not, paint on their views.

 

The curtains were on the window, you see,

And my buyer escorted his wife, to be.

While me in my gloves, with the buyer and his wife,

Walked through the house, risking our life.

 

When up from above, we heard such a sound,

We thought it could be, a tree fallen down.

We ran to the door, to look outside,

To see if it fell, l on my brand new ride.

 

The snow was blowing, I could hardly see,

When out from the cold, we had to flee.

We went back inside, where it was warm,

Where the house took on, a twinkling charm.

 

The buyers looked around and the house was a-glow,

With twinkling lights and some mistletoe.

The HUD was delightful with furniture and light,

While the sounds outside, rang through the night.

 

They looked around and everything had changed,

From here to there, had been rearranged.

When we walked back outside and into the cold,

I heard my buyers whisper and then said “SOLD”.

Larry Johnston ©2013  Real Estate Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, llc

 

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©

 

You are welcome to copy and pass this around.  Have a Happy Holiday!

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If you know anyone that wants to buy or sell their home in the

Elkhart County, Indiana area, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577, Elkhart County Subdivisions, llc, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com

 

 

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Matthew O'Hare
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This is great, there is a lot of creativity in the business that unfortunately we don't always get to see. 

Nov 27, 2013 04:38 AM #19
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Bill Reddington
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Showed a home built in 1900 yesterday. Lots of character. Lots of work also. Didn't hear the buyers say sold. Maybe next time.

Nov 27, 2013 05:24 AM #20
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Matthew, Thanks for the nice comment.  Have a nice Thanksgiving.

Nov 27, 2013 10:11 AM #21
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Bill, Maybe it has to be a hud house, or it won't work, or it has to be The Night Before Christmas?

Nov 27, 2013 10:13 AM #22
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Jason Wright
Keller Williams Advantage - Golden, CO
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Larry thank you for bringing a smile to my face!!

Nov 27, 2013 10:17 AM #23
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Jason,  I see that smile!  Thanks for stopping by and have a nice Thanksgiving day.

Nov 27, 2013 10:32 AM #24
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Joan Whitebook
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Love the painting and the story! 

Nov 27, 2013 11:08 AM #25
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Joan, Thanks for the nice comments.  Have a great Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 27, 2013 11:46 AM #26
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Rosie Moore
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What a beautiful painting and I loved the poem. I think painting is a wonderful pastime and a great way to decompress from the stresses of real estate. Imagination is a beautiful thing.
Nov 27, 2013 01:19 PM #27
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Ralph Gorgoglione
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Larry, what an amazing artist you are! I very much enjoyed your version of this famous holiday poem. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Nov 27, 2013 03:06 PM #28
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Larry, thanks for a fun twist on a Christmas classic, enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Nov 27, 2013 03:27 PM #29
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Sharing of the self is the treat...thank you and best to you

Nov 27, 2013 09:55 PM #30
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Rosie, Thank you for the wonderful comment.  No to brag, but my work is international due to my years of travelling, and art shows.  And you are right.  It is relaxing

Nov 27, 2013 11:45 PM #31
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Ralph, I appreciate you nice comments.   I am gld to be able to shre my work with others. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 27, 2013 11:47 PM #32
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Michelle,  Thanks for stopping by with a comment.  Happy Turkey Day.

Nov 27, 2013 11:48 PM #33
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Larry Johnston
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Happy Thanksgiving Richie.  Thank you for the kind comment.  Have a great Day.

Nov 27, 2013 11:49 PM #34
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Larry, Love the poem and the painting. We have a really talented fellow in the Rain.

Nov 29, 2013 09:43 AM #35
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Debbie, Thanks for the nice comment.  I'm glad you enjoyed them.  Have a great weekend.

Nov 29, 2013 01:05 PM #36
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Larry, Just wanted to let you know that I featured your post in My favorites last week. Here is the link:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4260068/my-favorite-blog-posts-november-25th-to-december-1st

Dec 02, 2013 09:10 AM #37
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Helen and Larry,  Thank you for the feature. You are too nice.  Have a great week.

Dec 02, 2013 11:39 PM #38
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