A Holiday Poem...2020 Style

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A Holiday Poem...2020 Style


Ten years ago, on a whim, I began my “Night Before Selling” poem and have tried each year (although it seems I missed one) to continue it with some small changes to reflect the time. 



Well, it’s 2020 so here’s this year’s Holiday Poem...2020 Style...

Twas the Night Before Selling


Twas the night before selling 

When all through the house

No one was sleeping, not even a mouse. 


All the doorknobs and surfaces had been wiped with great care

To protect all the buyers who soon would be there.


The children were busy making sure that their toys were nowhere to be found

The last thing they wanted with that virus around. 

Mom and dad were downstairs and just as busy

Spraying here, Lysol there...the mist made them dizzy.


When next thing you know they received a phone call,

It’s your agent, don’t worry, I didn’t drop the ball. 

We can show your home virtually through Facetime or Zoom

You don’t have to worry about strangers in your room. 


When the right buyer calls with an offer you’ll like

We have our safety gear and will be ready to strike.

We’ll bring masks and booties and sanitizing gel,

We have Lysol spray and Clorox wipes that 

will help keep you well. 


For your peace of mind, this is what we’ll do

Because our top priority will always be YOU! 


I wish you the Merriest of Merry’s and a bowl full of Joy!  

Comments (43)

Chris Ivy
Ivy Vine Investments - Memphis, TN
Sell Your House Fast For Cash In Memphis Tennessee


You're going out of 2020 with a bang with this one.  Very nice!

Dec 24, 2020 11:55 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Today is Christmas, I do hope you have a very Merry Christmas today, given what is going on in the world

Dec 25, 2020 12:48 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Nerry Christmas Kathy! Enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family. Its a blessing your are on Activerain freely sharing wisdom daily. God bless you and your family

Dec 25, 2020 04:07 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I love it!  Very creative and well done!  Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dec 25, 2020 05:57 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Very well done and actually mirrors the reality of 2020 very well. I hope you guys have a delightful Christmas Eve, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas. 

Dec 25, 2020 06:07 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Very nice.

Dec 25, 2020 07:12 AM
Kathy Booth, Setting the Stage
Setting the Stage - Newmarket, ON
Home Staging and ReDesign Professional

Very clever and timely for this unprecented year! 

Dec 25, 2020 08:03 AM
Gary Thomas
Preferred Properties Key West - Key West, FL
Realtor to the Dreamers

Merry Christmas Kathy!

Dec 25, 2020 10:50 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Perfect!  Definitely keeping up with the times with this one!  Checking our new listings today and 16 brave souls put their home on the market today in the entire Phoenix area!  Have a wonderful day today!

Dec 25, 2020 11:30 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Love this! Great job. Merry, merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Dec 25, 2020 03:56 PM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Fantastic. Thank you for sharing. Have sold two houses this year with FaceTime. Merry Christmas!!

Dec 25, 2020 06:38 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Another great poem from our creative Kathy Streib Perfect for this year...thanks for sharing.

Dec 25, 2020 10:28 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Love this Kathy Streib Hope you are having a very Merry Holiday Season full of Joy 

Dec 26, 2020 11:00 AM
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

Kathy, this was FANTASTIC.  Happy Holidays to you!!



Dec 26, 2020 12:33 PM
Joan Valverde
HomeSmart - Colorado Springs, CO
GRI,CDPE,CNE,MRP,SRES Colo Sprgs, Blk Forest, Monu

Merry Christmas Kathy!  My did you nail this poem.  I would think that NAR would even approve!  ;)  May your New Year be Blessed!

Dec 26, 2020 01:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

You are so creative!! This was a fun read and so appropriate for the times.


Dec 26, 2020 04:59 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I always enjoy your Christmas poem, but this year especially....well done, Kathy!

Dec 27, 2020 07:14 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

May the Clorox wipes be with you and with your spirit! I think that’s how the Catholic Church says it now lol.

Dec 27, 2020 11:14 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

While you nailed the theme of the year, I have to say, I don't want to hear another word about masks, sanitizers or virus.

Dec 28, 2020 09:24 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Love it!!! You're quite talented.  :)

Cheers to you & the  new year ahead.  

Dec 29, 2020 05:57 AM

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