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When real estate comes in second

Realtor Notebook

In the last moments of my life I doubt if I will regret not having shown another house. I think of things like that over the Thanksgiving holiday because it is the one of three holidays when I don't work -- not ever. Maybe I shouldn't say that I don't work -- as these holidays usually involve a lot of cooking and a house full of people who I don't get to see often enough. This year I will have house guests through the weekend, and predictably people who have a home they want to sell after the first of the year or next spring want to meet with me and have me take a look. The latter has already started and the last few days have been filled with urgent, unexpected appointments. There are the people who are thinking about moving, maybe next spring, and think this weekend would be a wonderful time to go look at some condos. Inevitably there is the long-term repeat client who needs to have an offer written late Wednesday, when I need to start cooking. As I write this early on ...

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