I Will Be Working During The Holidays.....Call Me.

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Premier Realty 0578279

Yes, I will be working during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

And I love it.  The weather is crisp and cold, the crowds are bustling, and the decorations and music soothe the soul.  So why work during the holidays?  Because my clients need me.  And I am here for them.  Now I’m big on spending time with family and friends during this joyous season.  But I’m not with them 24-7.  There are parties to attend, shopping to finish, and baking to do.  But there’s plenty of time on my schedule to accomplish all of that and still be of service to my buyers and sellers.  It just requires proper planning and a great support staff.

 

Am I going to show homes or negotiate contracts on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day?  Not a chance.  But there’s no need to worry about that.  Sellers don’t want to show on those days, buyers don’t want to look at homes, and neither party wants to pour over contracts.  Now you might think, well…maybe they are new to town and don’t have family or friends to spend time with.  There’s plenty of opportunity to serve others on those days if we don’t have loved ones nearby.  And if you know someone that doesn’t have family to spend these special days with, invite them to join you and yours.  It could possibly be one of the best days ever for them.

 

So I’m available to help my clients from now to New Year’s Eve and into 2015.  Call me….I’ll answer the phone.

 

For more information about the services I provide, please visit www.MonteWall.com.

Posted by

Monte Wall

Broker Associate - Keller Williams Premier Realty

Katy, Texas

(281) 777-0869

Monte@MonteWall.com

Comments (66)

Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

November and December are great months to work on your list

while your competitors are relaxing talking about 2015 resolutions etc

Nov 13, 2014 03:08 AM
Monte Wall
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, TX
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, Texas

Without a doubt Ron.  I would rather be working than talking about working any day.

Nov 13, 2014 03:11 AM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Yes, I do work during the holiday season in December.

One year, I met a buyer client in the early afternoon on Boxing Day, did the showings  in the afternoon and did the paperwork in the early evening and sent it to the Seller.

My plan to go shopping on Boxing Day was cancelled that year.

Nov 13, 2014 03:23 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

It is great if you work over the holidays and make a sale. A couple of times my buyers had relatives in over the holidays and wanted to look at homes--I think just to give them something to do with the family and kill time!  That is not considerate at all.

Nov 13, 2014 04:47 AM
Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group - Cape Coral, FL
We make it easy. You make it home.

We're expecting lots of snowbirds to come to SW Florida to buy over the holidays so we'll spend some time with family but we'll be working, too.

Nov 13, 2014 05:02 AM
Neka Clements
Lakeland, FL

Monte, great post! I'm also planning to work through the rest of the year as well. Your post definitely explains that a working agent can balance work and family through the Holidays, just as they do everyday. Happy Holidays, I'm going to keep writing contracts!! Cheers to that 🎉

Nov 13, 2014 05:50 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We shut our business down the last 10 days of the year every year. We tell clients that the 19th is the last closing day and we will be happy to close them in January. It has not been a problem for the last ten years to set limits especially if what you have to offer is of great value. Too often we let the public set our schedules. If anyone wants to work around the holidays that is perfectly OK. We would rather be on the beach in Florida, besides we earned the right.

 

Nov 13, 2014 08:45 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Professionals have priorities and most are unique, so spending time with family and friends on certain days or weeks  during the year should be scheduled in advance so your business plan is uninterrupted.

The time you spend with your family is priceless and the memories from those occasions generally last a lifetime, so I choose priceless over income, especially on those very special occasions.

Nov 13, 2014 08:54 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Another day in the life of a Realtor. Always ready and willing. That's been my schedule for 28 years. Only once did I have someone call me on Christmas Day. I wont show property on those days but I will talk to them when convenient for me. 

Nov 13, 2014 09:45 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Monte,

Our office will be open for Black Friday. You never know, who needs a new house in their stocking ...

Nov 13, 2014 11:59 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I share my holiday schedule with ongoing clients. I let them know that if something cannot wait they can always call me. Our office is closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Nov 13, 2014 01:18 PM
Monte Wall
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, TX
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, Texas

Rosalind, sounds like a good trade to me. 

Mary, I agree that wasn't considerate at all. 

Jill, it's all about balance. You have a good perspective. 

Neka, I hope you write lots of contracts over the next few weeks. 

Joe, that's the beauty of this business. It can be whatever we choose. Enjoy the much deserved time with your family. 

Kimo, I couldn't have said it better. 

Frank, here's hoping the phone doesn't ring on Christmas Day. 

Dorte, I'm all for a house in the stocking. 

Sharon, sounds like you maintain good communication with your clients. 

Nov 14, 2014 09:29 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Monte!  You can find this post on today's "Last Week's Favorites".

Nov 16, 2014 12:40 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I find that most buyers and sellers are busy too!  So things work out during the holiday season.  

Nov 16, 2014 10:42 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

We will be right on your heels too! Working whenever we have the chance!

Nov 16, 2014 12:37 PM
Justin Peck
Miller Real Estate - Hastings, MI

Always working is key to any agents' success. Most buyers and sellers do consider the "Actual" holidays like Christmas Day, New Years Eve and Thanksgiving and will never call or bother. I do not work on those specific days but have obtained numerous deals the days leading and following.

Nov 17, 2014 01:13 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Monte, You are on the top of my list for Real Estate Agents who do it right.  Congratulations on your Feature. It seems that most agents these days are thinking of themselves and not their clients or their business.

Nov 17, 2014 10:36 AM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Monte:

Such a charming way to say that you are working during the holidays.  I believe we all do that because we have buyers who want to buy homes now and sellers who want to sell their homes.  We don't stop for the holidays, we just celebrate the holidays by helping our clients.

Nov 17, 2014 11:51 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The real estate list, sell does not stop during the holidays for sure! Great blog post, reminder!

Nov 18, 2014 10:37 PM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

This was a super post and glad I came across it from the archives. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 03, 2015 02:18 PM