Christmas is a Week Away Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

With Christmas being a week away it might be too late to determine naughty or nice in the eyes of some.  We all have the hope that we would be considered nice, but it may have been just a little bit of a lapse in a statement or in the mind of a customer or client that would push us over into the naughty category.

If we start out with good intentions each day and carry that forward, we should be in the nice side of the ledger.  Doing our best to be informative and knowledgeable is the goal yet we just may find that one client that is difficult to satisfy and it takes just a negative action on their part to put us into the naughty side.  I know I have had that happen to me and the client felt thoroughly justified even though all the negatives came from them not thinking they got all they they deserved.

So the idea is to always be helpful so that we can go into the Holidays and end of year with the type of smiles on our faces like those shown above.

That is one assurance that we will be rewarded in some manner for all of our efforts.


Christmas is a Week Away Have you been Naughty or Nice?

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Edward (Ed) Silva
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Comments (16)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I could be in trouble this year ! Good thing no one is mining coal these days !

Dec 18, 2016 10:21 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ed - it is good to practice being nice all year.  Oh yes, there are those times though.

Dec 18, 2016 11:00 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed well there is only a week before you find out whether you coal in your stocking :)

Dec 18, 2016 11:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have been naughty in many ways yet much nicer in more and varied ways. It's all good ... really 

Yes, it is one week from today.  Ready or not ... Christmas is coming. 

Dec 18, 2016 02:36 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Christmas is one week from today. I may need a little help to make the nice list this year. Merry Christmas. 

Dec 18, 2016 04:11 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We both have been very nice...I am sure you have to.  Coals are good for our barbecue.  A

Dec 18, 2016 04:18 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Ed.  I certainly have been trying to be nice, though I must confess it's not always easy.

Dec 18, 2016 04:26 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is matter of debate Ed. I am feeling ok with it though.

Dec 18, 2016 08:20 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Ed, taking the high road no matter what, is the road to nice. I do believe that St. Nick, like God, has a big heart and is very forgiving. Not being perfect, but a work-in-progress, I would only hope that St. Nick can see past the "stuff" and give me a break!! 

Dec 18, 2016 08:23 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

"If we start out with good intentions each day and carry that forward, we should be in the nice side of the ledger"

I'm with you Ed Silva !

Dec 19, 2016 03:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Have I been naughty or nice, Ed? I'm never telling! (But probably a bit of both!)

Dec 20, 2016 06:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, as Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 said, if you're on your best behavior all year long, you SHOULD be forgiven for any mis-steps! I can't imagine I'm on the naughty list this year!  

Dec 20, 2016 10:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed

I'm sure you've been very nice and have nothing to worry about. But there are a few people out there who might deserve coal.


Dec 21, 2016 12:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

That's a great photograph! I think Santa is just as happy as the kids! It pays to be nice and happy too!!!

Dec 21, 2016 03:35 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ed Silva - playing naughty now - as working with more clients and did not have enough time for shopping ….

Dec 21, 2016 08:12 PM