The Joy in a Home Pending on Thanksgiving

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

By the time you read this, I shall be 30,000 feet in the air without WiFi. Yup, on this day of November, I am moving my real estate business from my summer home in Sacramento to my winter home in Hawaii. It doesn't mean I sell real estate in Hawaii. It means I still sell real estate in Sacramento, I just run my base of operations from our winter home. Nothing much changes for me except a few more geckos enter my world.

Above is a photograph from our Thanksgiving at the Weintraub household in Sacramento. Seated are my brother-in-laws from Chicago. My husband bought what I call a tiny turkey. It was only 18 pounds. I'm used to at least 24-pounders and up for Thanksgiving, but he kept saying it's only us four. Well, he left out the cats.

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Pending Sale on Thanksgiving Day is Not Unusual. Not for me, anyway. I sell real estate on all days.

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents that's a perfect size turkey....maybe even too much!!  and is that you in the mirror taking the photo???

Nov 26, 2018 06:40 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Aloha Elizabeth - those warm and fuzzy feelings can/do happen many days in real estate but I agree they can be especially nice around or on a holiday. 

Nov 26, 2018 06:54 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving. Wishing you a lovely day today as you wing your way to Hawaii.

Nov 26, 2018 08:06 AM #3
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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, looks like you had plenty of food, and remember your dining room.   Have a safe trip, and nice to be in Hawaii.

Nov 26, 2018 03:55 PM #4
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Hi Elizabeth: See you soon on Oahu for New Year's.  Can't wait to catch up and try some new restaurants. Right after having a closing at Christmas in California.

Nov 26, 2018 04:16 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Elizabeth- any time is a good time to buy a home. When we were looking in Leesburg, VA we had our agent write a contract on Easter Sunday!!!  And to echo Barbara Todaro is that you in the mirror???

Nov 26, 2018 05:48 PM #6
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Barbara Todaro Good eye, Barbara! Ha, ha, yes, I am wearing my Thanksgiving attire, a Cub's t-shirt, in honor of my BILs visiting.

Nov 27, 2018 09:06 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs How nice to see you. Yes, it gave me great joy to call my friend and tell her we sold her house.

Nov 27, 2018 09:07 AM #8
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Lottie Kendall Pretty uneventful flight on Hawaiian. Although I think I shall be flying Alaska from now on as they have a much later morning flight to Kona (and it is direct from SMF). I hate this getting up at 5:30 stuff.

Nov 27, 2018 09:08 AM #9
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Joan Cox I just don't know how to cook in small quantities on Thanksgiving. LOL.

Nov 27, 2018 09:12 AM #10
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I have a closing just before Christmas and another right after on the 26th. It would close on Christmas Day but our danged county offices are closed on Christmas!!

Looking forward to seeing you at the end of December, too. I can't believe how it's almost here. Doesn't quite seem like 11 months ago we planned that trip, does it?

Nov 27, 2018 09:14 AM #11
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Kathy Streib Easter Day? Good for you! That day is the second best day to buy a home, IMHO. It's often quite busy for me.

Nov 27, 2018 09:15 AM #12
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I'm smiling at the bowl of green beans, Elizabeth.  That seems like a lot for four people; but I did something really similar.  We ate green beans at my house for three days!

Nov 29, 2018 08:29 AM #13
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