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WOULD I SHOW A HOME ON THANKSGIVING???

I was reading a post on Active Rain by Gita Bantwal the other day...

It was titled "Have you shown a house on Thanksgiving Day?" and it got me to thinking...

Would I show a home on Thanksgiving???  

                                         cooked turkey style #2

You bet I would.

It would have to be under the right circumstances...

I would have to be back before football...

But if one of my clients wanted to see a vacant house at 10 AM on Thanksgiving morning?

I am there.

I know it's a big holiday, but I do my best to work around my clients schedule...

And it might just be a chance to get one last sale for 2009...

Would I show a home on Thanksgiving?

Sure...

 

As long as I am back by kickoff...                    football player clipart

 

Comment balloon 15 commentsKen Tracy • November 25 2009 02:18PM

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I guess I would too.  Both my contracts for November look like they won't be closing until December.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) almost 9 years ago

At least the buyers could see how the kitchen works and the house would smell good!

Posted by Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today* (Keller Williams Coastal Estates) almost 9 years ago

I would have to consider the Sellers too . . .  what are their plans?   I showed a home at 4pm on Christmas Eve a few years ago to a Buyer who traveled 5 days on the train from western Canada specifically to see this home and we, the Buyer and the Sellers together, sat under the glow of the Christmas tree and wrote up the offer.  It was a very happy Christmas for all.

(he was afraid of flying and survived the No Smoking ban!)

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

I guess if it were for a client.  Would I run out and unlock a door for a sign call?  Nope but I don't do that normally, I ask them to come into the office first.

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) almost 9 years ago

I would- Now the question is would the sellers allow a showing on Thanksgiving? Now a vacant house might have an edge on THanksgiving!

 

 

 

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Hi Ken-  Thanksgiving is one of our few non-work days and I'll be keeping it that way this year.  It's such an individual choice. I love the people that we work with, but in San Antonio, I can't imagine that someone would ask us to show!  Sara

Posted by Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS (iTexas Realty Co.) almost 9 years ago

Hi Sara, Double D, Brian, Susan, Angelica, and Angelia.  Thanks so much for stopping in.

Yes, in my post the home was vacant!

But, if the sellers really want to sell and the buyers really want to buy, I promise you I would put it together...:)

Anyway, thanks again everyone!

Ken

 

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 9 years ago

Ken,

I would show a vacant home and wouldn't worry about the football game.  I would have to give a second thought to showing a home that was occupied.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 9 years ago

Hey Ken-  It's your day and if you are creating something new for you and your clients to be thankful for, - I say go for it!  --Sara in San Antonio

Posted by Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS (iTexas Realty Co.) almost 9 years ago

Hi Ken ~ I guess you're not cooking on Thanksgiving!  I would probably show a house in the afternoon - maybe - but couldn't fit one in in the morning. Truthfully, though, I work seven days a week and the big holidays are really nice to have the perfect excuse for a day off.  Have a good one tomorrow!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) almost 9 years ago

Hi Liz, Sara and Don.  Thanks so much for stopping in and Happy Thanksgiving!

It was a quiet day on the real estate front.  Just turkey with my little family.

I hope you all had a great day,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 9 years ago

I am with you Ken, it would have to be vacant or the sellers would need to have to sell in a hurry.

It might be their Thanksgiving blessing. 

Posted by Diane Williams almost 9 years ago

Hi Diane.  Thanks.

I sure would like to book one last sale for 2009 too!

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 9 years ago

I turned my phone off on Thanksgiving and still haven't turned it on today.  I can't remember the last time that happened, probably last Christmas.  I decided I needed to allow myself a rare day off for my mental health!  It's allowed. 

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) almost 9 years ago

Hi Janna.  I am sure you deserved it, too.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 9 years ago

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