Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) DB-17066

This year has been hard on everyone but probably even harder for children.  Therefore, my company, Progressive Realty Corporation, is hosting a FREE Virtual Santa Session via Zoom through December 21, 2020. 

I have a calendar set up on Calendly that let's you select the time slots that are still available.  I am hoping to be able to let attendees select from Zoom, MS Teams and Google Meets, but that is still a work in progress.


Santa has also offered to create custom video messages for those that would prefer that.  Just let Santa know the following:

  • Child's name (help with pronunciation appreciated)
  • Age
  • What makes the child happy (what toys, sports, pets, etc.)
  • Any custom message? 

To schedule your Free Video call with Santa, just click the following link and pick your time on the online calendar. 

Select your date / time for a personal video call with Santa

Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho

Comments (19)

Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Merry Christmas my friends and my ActiveRain family!

Dec 18, 2020 06:28 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

What an awesome idea Santa Jim Paulson ! Love it!! Be sure to link this post to the December Holiday Spread Cheer and Joy Challenge!

Dec 18, 2020 07:26 PM
Jim Paulson

Thanks Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker and Carol Williams - linking in progress.  Merry Christmas - Ho Ho Ho

Dec 19, 2020 09:08 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The tree is ginormous! Merry Christmas to all into all a good night! Love and light!

Dec 18, 2020 09:34 PM
Jim Paulson

Laura Cerrano I went there with the intent of getting just that photo but stayed for about a half hour as the little kids (and a few adults) wanted photo ops.  One little girls probably about 4 years old almost tackled me at the knees and said "I love you!"  I melted faster than Frosty or Olaf!

Dec 19, 2020 09:12 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There’s so much we can do on zoom now that’s so efficient and pretty great sometimes! :)

Dec 18, 2020 09:34 PM
Jim Paulson

This incentivised me to finally try Calendly.  I set up durations and dates and it let's people log in and select their time and it autopopulates my calendar.  It is my newest favorite program!

Dec 19, 2020 09:14 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jim like Laura Cerrano said about the Tree let me say the same about your Beard:)) it is ginormous:))Endre

Dec 18, 2020 09:57 PM
Jim Paulson

Endre Barath, Jr. it is a work in progress (kind of like me).   I had visions of this specific role when I first started growing it.  My goal was to be able to play Santa for the local cancer kids (which is finally a reality).  I didn't want some potentially terminal kid having one more thing shatter as they pulled off a fake beard!

Merry Christmas my friend!  If that is too far on the horizon, how about Happy Winter Solstice and / or Happy Great Conjecture!

Dec 19, 2020 09:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jim. What a wonderful idea in this year of turmoil. Enjoy your day!

Dec 19, 2020 05:46 AM
Jim Paulson

Thanks Wayne Martin It has brought me about as much joy as it does to the kids and their families.

Dec 19, 2020 09:19 AM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...



Dec 19, 2020 07:18 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a lovely gesture, Jim. I'm sure there will be many delighted littles who will take advantage of your Santa Service. 

Dec 19, 2020 07:20 AM
Jim Paulson

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

I am working out the bugs as I go along and it will be a new annual event.

Dec 19, 2020 09:20 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker was gracious enough to call me to tell me the photo was rendering sideways.  I repositioned it and made it smaller in hopes it helps.  If you notice it rendering wrong, would you please let me know what type of device and operating system you are using.  Thank you.

Dec 19, 2020 09:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Jim,
What a great idea, Jim. You are one of the most authentic-looking Santa's I've seen.

Dec 19, 2020 09:39 AM
Jim Paulson

Carol Williams what are you implying when you say "authentic-looking"? (grin) Merry Christmas - Ho Ho Ho 

Dec 19, 2020 09:42 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Jim Paulson what a loving way to extend yourself and make kids feel special

Dec 19, 2020 09:46 AM
Jim Paulson

Thanks Rocky Dickerson don't hesitate to tell your family and clients you have an inside track and can hook them up with Santa for Free.

Dec 19, 2020 02:26 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Jim Paulson I just passed this along to my two grandchildren who have my little great grandchildren who will love this.....

Dec 19, 2020 12:12 PM
Jim Paulson

Excellent - I hope they schedule a time.  Congrats on the great grandkids.  I just had two more grandkids (4 now) this year. :)

I see you have retired - I am glad you are still on here so that I can tell you I am jealous.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 19, 2020 02:28 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jim that is an excellent idea.  You are really in the Christmas spirit, even with your picture.

Dec 19, 2020 04:42 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a wonderful idea. And I bet kids love it - especially the ones that would be afraid to sit on Santa's lap!

Dec 20, 2020 05:15 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

That's a really great idea. I know all the kids who get a call will love it.

Dec 20, 2020 12:28 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH my gosh, you are the PERFECT Santa, Jim! And, I adore this idea - how absoultey wonderful!

Dec 21, 2020 10:49 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Jim Paulson  what a great idea this is perfect - I will pass this on 

Dec 21, 2020 06:04 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jim:

What a very special thing to do! I wish I had seen this earlier. I hope it was a hugh success!


Dec 26, 2020 08:02 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Thanks everyone.  It was AMAZING.  I even virtually joined in on two elementary school classes and a daycare.  I am still getting mileage out of my Santa hat up skiing.  I keep a pocket full of candy canes t hand out. 

Jan 25, 2021 10:32 AM