Your Home for the Holidays

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 SA585680000

This is my entry for Debbie Laity 's Invitation (Year 2) who asked us to share a picture, tell us about the picture and why we selected this scene that has something to do with the Christmas holiday.

I selected three pictures - two connected with my real estate activities in the days before Christmas, and one from our home decoration.


Christmas Light Casa Fiesta Tempe

Christmas Lights in a Home in Casa Fiesta Subdivision in Tempe, AZ.


The last 3-4 years I started walking neighborhoods where I have listings or are close to my home. This gives me an opportunity to feel the neighborhood better, to connect with people I have not met before, or to reconnect with the ones I had met in previous years. My Christmas greeting is usually a calendar with inspirational quotes or with home improvement photos. A lot of us still use good old-fashioned paper calendars. Often times our neighbors greet me with a smile, and say: "Oh, there you are. I was looking for my calendar this year." They often invite me to see their home for the holidays. It is so enjoyable to see the beauty and thoughtfulness they had put into the creation of a festive mood in their homes.


Welcoming Entrance Door Decoration in the Vintage Subdivision in Scottsdale, AZ

Welcoming Entrance Door Decoration in the Vintage Subdivision in Scottsdale, AZ.

The centerpiece for our Christmas table is a pine-tree branch and sprigs, which I picked up from the pile of stuff to be discarded from a Christmas tree lot. They have the wonderful pine scent that makes me think of snow, a path among pine trees and Christmas.


Christmas table centerpiece

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Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor®

HomeSmart Elite Group
Tel:  (480) 966-9353

10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100
Scottsdale AZ 85260


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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Steffy, great photos to showcase your home for the Holidays!   It is fun to walk the neighborhood and reconnect.  

Dec 27, 2015 05:22 AM #1
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Steffy,,terrific pics to display for the holidays.  Tks for sharing.

Dec 27, 2015 05:29 AM #2
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Steffy, how wonderful that the neighbors have a connection with you! I love seeing how different areas in the US so unlike mine decorate for the festivities. AZ is so completely opposite us in the Pacific NW! 

Dec 27, 2015 11:20 AM #3
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Those drought tolerant plant lights look different from other parts of the country.

How interesting

Thanks for sharing.

Sam Shueh

Dec 27, 2015 02:04 PM #4
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

I love the centerpiece. You get the Christmas smell without the fire hazzard or messing droppings. We have a Norfolk pine for a tree. They dont smell but they stay green until summer, even in the compost pile.

Dec 29, 2015 03:27 AM #5
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!  thank you for sharing your great pics!

Dec 29, 2015 12:20 PM #6
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Steffy, so festive! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2015 07:44 AM #7
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Steffy...thank you so much for taking the time to share your pictures and for entering the contest. I love the lights in your first picture. I think it's great you walk your neighborhood and hand out calendars. That is a great idea. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. 

Jan 02, 2016 07:39 AM #8
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Such lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing:) 

But holidays are over, time to remove them....till the next time:) 

Jan 07, 2016 06:08 PM #9
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Steffy Hristova , Those are nice decorations in your neighborhood.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 09, 2016 10:13 AM #10
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