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‘Tis the season for real estate cheer

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie

I have barely just shaken off the flour from Thanksgiving baking, and here it is time for Christmas already. There ought to be some sort of break in between, especially for Realtors who have to gear up right after that for spring selling season. I know one real estate guy who jokes that spring starts during halftime of the Super Bowl. Of course this year we hope it's true that the optimism of a New Year and a new presidency will melt some formerly frozen markets. In the meantime, though, we've got holidays to get through and that means remembering our clients (and potential clients) as well as our friends and loved ones. It's a nice time to say thank you to others, too. I just got a rental referral from California, so of course when the deal was closed the referring Realtor was paid. But she wasn't paid much, and I wanted to thank her for thinking of me, so I flew a pound of pastrami from one coast to the other. The shipping charges were more than the meat -- and I feel so g...