Jim McCord, #1 Best Selling Author & Real Estate Coach (Keller Williams Pinnacle Group)

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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Being honest.

You bet I do. The difference with these two months is the work is more 'ON MY BUSINESS and less of IN MY BUSINESS. December has historically been a busy month in real estate with lots of 'in my business' work.

 

 

 

Dec 14, 2017 05:34 AM
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682,189
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Those two months that's all I do! December's for wrapping up commercial stuff, January's for firing up residential.

Dec 14, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,507,776
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes, doing everything I usually do but in less amount.

Dec 14, 2017 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
693,852
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'd say about the same. January tends to be busy.

Dec 14, 2017 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,026,482
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes I do

Dec 14, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I wish I could come up for air this month and into mid January. 

Dec 14, 2017 05:35 AM
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Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

I'm always honest Jim!..good to see you on ActiveRain Jay has told me lots of great things about you!

These are the months to put the time in to catapult into a strong Spring!

Dec 14, 2017 09:30 AM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Indeed...jump starts the year in a good way...good seeing you here Jimbo..cheers....

Dec 14, 2017 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,173,491
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

December has always been just another month until this year when I am tending to goof off more and work less! And, it's a good plan!

Dec 14, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,944,635
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

SO far I have worked as much in December as i do any other month. There was no December slow down for the first couple of weeks. Although calls to see homes slows, the calls that do come are ready to buy now. Also very busy closing all of the fall's sales

Dec 14, 2017 05:32 AM
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4,064,616
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, a zillion things to get done.

Dec 14, 2017 08:36 PM
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16,680
Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

Busy for investment clients trying to buy/sell before the end of the year and folks moving to the area for work. 

Dec 14, 2017 05:25 PM
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178,732
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!
Dec 14, 2017 01:31 PM
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1,529,443
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Some years, it's crazy busy, but most years, things slow down enough for me to get caught up on other things. In 2015, I sold 13 homes the first 13 days. That was an anomaly. 

Dec 14, 2017 12:26 PM
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Harjeet Bhatti
MB Financial Bank - Schaumburg, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 44 States

To be honest, foe some reason I do work more from December to February.  I don't know why but these are good months for  me.

Dec 14, 2017 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,876,112
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes, we are all working everyday..... it's tiring, only because it's not the only task for Dec.... I have cooking, baking and shopping....

Dec 14, 2017 09:13 AM
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429,744
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

work schedule does not change in Dec/Jan, no rest for the competent.

Dec 14, 2017 07:37 AM
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5,270,314
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

These are productive times for smart real estate professionals.

Dec 14, 2017 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,903,522
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't need to watch a video.  I know people buy and sell in Dec and Jan.

Dec 14, 2017 06:27 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

The Charlotte market is insane right now...and I don't see it letting up in January. Typically January is our slower month though. 

So, YES, definitely working in DEC/JAN!

Dec 14, 2017 06:16 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I don't see a great deal of "income" during that period of time, but I'm always working, year 'round.

Dec 14, 2017 06:13 AM
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730,675
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. Entered 2 new lot listings yesterday. Will take some photos today or tomorrow depending on weather.

Dec 14, 2017 05:56 AM
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576,873
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Not in December, but start back in mid January when the market starts to pick up again.

Dec 14, 2017 05:49 AM
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1,280,843
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

Every market is different but, regardless of the time of year, if you're not busy with business you should be working on the things that will generate business in the future.  Planning, prospecting, blogging, networking, website work, etc. 

Dec 14, 2017 04:12 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Right now, it's the hottest time of the year!

Dec 14, 2017 03:10 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jim McCord generally, December is not a busy month.

Dec 14, 2017 02:00 PM
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167,428
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

Yes, last year I was able to work alot on internal operations/marketing over the holidays.  This December has been busy so far, and I'm hoping to have some time to work internally on my business again in a week or so.  

Dec 14, 2017 12:49 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

December and Janaury are great opportunities to do business planning for next year.

Dec 14, 2017 11:14 AM
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149,606
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I work harder December and January, and it usually pays off. We will see....

Dec 14, 2017 09:53 AM
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58,398
Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers

Up here in the cold north, from mid-December to mid-January... there are definitely fewer sales and listings.  For some reason people do not like to go out to view homes or move at -30C... or during a snow storm!

Dec 14, 2017 08:23 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

The past 2 years, absolutely.  Just deals taht happened to come up at that time.  I dont do any extra marketing, etc but continue the people I have.  Keeps me busy. 

People during this time are very motivated too. 

Dec 14, 2017 07:45 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Two of my busiest months in investment real estate.

Dec 14, 2017 07:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

 I don't know how to be anything but honest.  

HELL YES I work as much ... this month I am working MORE.  Nothing else is getting done in my work except for work stuff.  No shopping, no cooking, no cleaning, less sleeping ... you get the idea!

Dec 14, 2017 07:13 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yes, I work all year

 

Dec 14, 2017 06:07 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

When the market slows I work on continuing education and prospecting in both December and January did work really well last year and i had my best year ever...

Dec 14, 2017 07:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is the same pace as the rest of the year but with many fun activities blended in.

Dec 14, 2017 07:08 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Dec 14, 2017 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,321,165
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, we do.  We have been very busy this month, and expect to be the same next month.  A

Dec 14, 2017 08:27 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I worked my butt off in November! I'm trying to slow down in December but I'm also using the time to catch up on bigger projects before business picks back up in January.

Dec 14, 2017 08:25 AM
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2,345,039
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Work hard, play hard.

Dec 14, 2017 07:52 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

While in the past this time of year is a slow period, this year, it's been very busy. Buyers are more serious than in the warmer months

Dec 14, 2017 07:12 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jim McCord No, ramping down.

Dec 14, 2017 06:34 AM
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1,936,153
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Same heave ho let's go go go with you list, market, sell as the other ten months. Tinkering on platforms, investing in new programs and hardware to make things more efficient happens as snow piles up. Real estate is a jealous master, a heck of a sport. Keep up or get run over. Watch this video about what you see living on a Maine lake

Dec 15, 2017 04:34 AM
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3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

As hard as is needed

Dec 14, 2017 08:23 PM
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2,426,359
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When the need arises....you will find me there

Dec 14, 2017 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
984,318
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

In  South Florida you better be hitting the ground running by January 2nd or the year could quickly become a wash. 80% of my business is confined to January through May.

Dec 14, 2017 07:26 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

More than summer as far as transaction closing wise.

Dec 14, 2017 06:47 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Not at all.

Great Holidays to you, my friends. 

Dec 08, 2018 09:59 AM
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1,036,872
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Not really, too slow.

Dec 08, 2018 09:43 AM
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146,408
Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

I normally stop work the day of Thanksgiving until January 5th or so..

It's not by choice..My clients shut down..But I am glad...I follow Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 (Working on business and less in business..)

Dec 18, 2017 02:19 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This last week, I got lots of homeowners calling ready to list first of January.   Have a few deals going, but it is slower this time of year.

Dec 16, 2017 02:46 PM
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4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I work just as hard as all the other months.

Dec 15, 2017 06:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Same schedule year round - except for Holidays!

Dec 15, 2017 05:34 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I always work. Police, doctors, sales people, everyone is working regardless of holidays or season.

Dec 14, 2017 11:22 PM