Happy Valentine’s Day weekend or is it President’s Day weekend?

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend or is it President’s Day weekend?

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How many times have we intentionally been deceived? The times are too many for me to recall, when it happened to me. Now with that said, are we intentionally deceiving ourselves too?

 As Realtors we are always “busy”, but are we “productive” or are we deceiving ourselves by being “busy”? These questions are always high on my  priority lists. I constantly review, question and modify my  activities. I do not want to deceive myself that I am busy. Do you check what you do daily, weekly? Or you are just too busy to do that?

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Now with that said, what is Valentine’s Day about? Is it  about the more than 50 million pounds of chocolate that is sold leading up to the big day? Or  is it about the expressing our devotion to our loved ones? Is this the way of showing them, that we care and want to let them know? Is it  the way to show it by giving them chocolate? Or is it about doing something, because it is expected and if we do it  and if we do not then we are not hip, nor cool or trendy?

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Well let me be clear, I am a heavy contributor to the purchasing of the many millions of pounds of chocolate. Why do I do it? First, I love dark chocolate, second, I love to celebrate Valentine’s Day with food, wine and dark chocolate. Do I do it because it is expected,  maybe somewhat, but in all fairness you can come to our home unannounced, and if we let you in, you will find dark chocolate everywhere, not just on Valentine’s Day. The same applies with wine and food.

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This Valentine’s Day weekend has been a bit quiet, since Diane has been under the weather, so no fancy meals were prepared.  Instead we had various soups of whatever she desired or was in the mood for. Chicken Soup, Vegetable Soup and the list goes on and on. We had fresh squeezed orange juice every day, thanks to the overabundance of citrus from our backyard, but I am digressing. We will make up for it, when she is back one hundred per cent, so to speak.

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You might ask, when did this become President’s Day weekend? The beauty of being old is, that I do not have to memorize historical dates and events, because I remember them growing up. I remember when it was Washington’s Birthday and it was Lincoln’s Birthday. Then a Senator decided to introduce a legislation to make the Federal Holidays “Uniform Monday Holiday  Act” celebrate Federal Holidays on Mondays. What a great idea any excuse to get a “long weekend”.

The question is,  are you being deceived?  The two Presidents were pretty much combined to President’s Day was it 1968, was it 1971? Does it really matter?

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I remember when the two President’s Washington and Lincoln each had their own Days that we celebrated. I always felt that Car Dealerships have  created these Holidays. These were the weekends when you could get supper savings on New and Used Cars. So, I always thought, that it was the Holiday of Car Dealerships, because such deals you could only get on Washington’s Birthday and on Lincoln’s Birthday weekends.

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Getting back to my point about Real Estate, what have you done this weekend? Were you busy or were you productive? I am negotiating two potential sales and trying to keep a challenging deal together. I am also meeting a client for lunch who might ultimately become a purchaser. Time will tell, but when it is a referral how can you say no, right? Worse comes to worse we will enjoy a nice lunch😊.

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day & President’s Day weekend.

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Comments (26)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Now why did you have to tempt me with those pictures of chocolate, Endre? Let's call it a bookend weekend... starts with Valentine's Day and ends with President's Day. Sorry to hear Diane isn't feeling well... hope she's back in the pink soon!

Feb 16, 2020 08:06 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - Happy Valentine's Day weekend.  I hope you and Diane feel better soon.  I am having a very balanced weekend which is always good! Any 3-day weekend is super busy in Sedona. We avoid the crowds. As you know locals know the local spots to enjoy.

Feb 16, 2020 09:02 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael Jacobs  very funny and yes the midnight blogger had some help from ActiveRain Member Support 

Feb 16, 2020 10:53 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheila Anderson  thank you for stopping in,  hope you are having a nice weekend,Endre

Feb 16, 2020 11:03 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I know lunch will be good and  hope that the meeting will be more productive:)Endre

Feb 16, 2020 11:05 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

We went for some white chocolate here :)  And tomorrow I'll enjoy the long weekend.   Hope Diane feels better soon.

Feb 16, 2020 01:51 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

It's Daytona 500 weekend at our house, that's what's matters.

Feb 16, 2020 01:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre you are right, busy and productive are not necessarily the same.  We can be busy wasting time!!!

Feb 16, 2020 02:51 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Endre Barath, Jr. Happy Valentine's Day & President's Day weekend to you as well. Hot soups are always healthy, and hope Diane feels better soon. 

Feb 16, 2020 08:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynnea Miller  Yes I miss them too, Endre

Feb 16, 2020 09:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander  like your title, the first picture is cacao in three different flavors from Mexico... a friend gave it to us when she came back:)Endre

Feb 16, 2020 09:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  I am well just keep telling Diane not to cough, sneeze etc my way:)) and yes I have been quite active too, Endre

Feb 16, 2020 09:55 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Liz and Bill Spear  very funny Bill, as I am heading to Mission Viejo tomorrow... and Diane is going to be brave and make an attempt at going to work... her firm does not recognize President's Day... go figure:)Endre

Feb 16, 2020 09:57 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Don Baker  so get to enjoy it tomorrow as well:)Endre

Feb 16, 2020 09:58 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well like, Don we were looking forward to Daytona and a little golf on Sunday. Alas it was cancelled due to rain. But it was a kick seeing 'The Beast' go around the track with the President and the First Lady!  You've got quite the array of topics to choose from with this post. I actually could respond with a post for each - especially your food, wine and dark chocolate twist!  All the best to Diane. No fun to be sick but  it's good that she's got you to nurse her back to health.

Enjoy your day whatever you do Endre!

Feb 17, 2020 10:40 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  I have been known to do that, hence I am vigilantly trying to avoid it:) Endre

Feb 17, 2020 11:07 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

John Pusa  she is still not there....but getting there:)Endre

Feb 17, 2020 11:08 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS  yes a mix-bag of many topics scrambled into one post:) We look forward to your individual posts. Indeed I saw it on my phone as the Beast Drove around I told Diane it was the Victory lap first. I do not recall any other President ever doing that, really fun... I am heading out to the an Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure Report....after I walk Holly:) enjoy the race, Endre

Feb 17, 2020 11:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love this post - and everything chocolate, as you know! Still wishing See's was here - can you please speak to them about expansion to the East Coast?!

I so hope that Diane is feeling well enough to go to the office today. We've had a quiet day here from the lenders to the attorneys, giving us a chance to catch up a bit. And, we FINALLY have some sunshine - oh happy day!

As for the weekend and what we call it - I prefer to call it Valentine's Day weekend - that puts more of a smile on my face!

Feb 17, 2020 11:49 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

For our business model it is simply the weekend. However champage did flow twice. Once for love and once for closing our principle residence we occupied for a decade together.

Feb 17, 2020 12:54 PM