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My Christmas wish list for real estate agents

Realtor Notebook

I thought it would be fun to put together a wish list to give to Santa for real estate agents. Some of us have been naughty and some have been nice. I have been both this year, but not at the same time.Either way, it's always alright to make a list for Santa. There are fewer Realtors in 2012 than there were in 2011. Most of us did not get rich this year, but it was a better year than 2011 for housing markets in most of the country. We saw fewer foreclosure and lower unemployment rates, and that makes it just a little easier to be joyous this holiday season. What we do every day is work, and working on a 100 percent commission basis isn't for wimps or whiners. There are no paid holidays and health insurance is so expensive that a person can get sick just thinking about all the things that money could buy. We take risks and face hazards on the job -- some of us even die. Don't get me wrong -- I love what I do. Most days it is worth it, and most anything that is worth doing isn't easy. ...