Twas the Night Before Christmas...for Realtors!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio
http://actvra.in/47HG

Twas the Night Before Christmas...for Realtors!

 

house at ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas
And all through the house,
Not a Realtor was stirring,
not even a  mouse.

 

driving homePapers were signed,
escrow was done
and Realtors everywhere
were on their happy way home.

homeI too could go home
to my house full of love
take off my coat,
my hat, and my gloves.

cell phone

 

When what to my wondering ears
did I hear?
A text message
on my phone did appear!

 

shocked womanMy eyes saw the message
and I almost fell
My deal and my closing,
they were not well.

 

tired womanThe title rep called
"The money's not been wired,
this deal's been tough
and I 'm really tired."

buying a new homeI thought of the buyers
who thought all was o.k.
who thought they had closed
on a new home that day.

not listeningI cannot call them
I thought  with a tear,
This is surely not what
they want to hear.

house

 

The van was packed
they were on their way,
To start making memories
in their new home today.

on the phoneSo I started to call
all the people I knew
to see if they could help
still make this dream come true.

conference call

 

The co-broke, the lender,
the title rep and I
put our heads together
and gave it a try.

computer problems

 

We found it they said,
it was just a computer glitch!
our closing just then
went off without a hitch.

 

unawareThe buyer and seller
were unaware
that there had ever been
a problem there.

merry christmas

So I got in my car
and I drove out of sight,
Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good night!






 






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Rainmaker
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Agent Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR® Listing Specialist
Capitol Home Team | Austin TX - Buda, TX
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Wow, that was a touching little story, all told with little graphics and color text and everything. Thank you.

Dec 10, 2009 09:49 PM #40
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Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

Barb - I loved this!  You deserve a star for your creativity in putting this together!

Dec 10, 2009 10:25 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Thanks Toula. So do I.

Kathryn, Thank you!

Bob, Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the feature.

Karen, I'd love it if you would post it.

Alexander, It is a team effort.

Diana, Me too.

Sheila, You said it!

John, Great idea. Merry Christmas to you too!

Dec 10, 2009 10:47 PM #42
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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This is cute and too true.  I have a couple I hope come out just this way, hopefully without waiting until the night before.

Dec 10, 2009 11:36 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Michelle, Thanks!

Ellen, Merry Christmas to you too!

Vickie, Thanks for the kind words. A very Merry Christmas to you and hour family.

Thanks Richard. Always nice to sell you!

Aaron, It's good to have fun once in a while:)

Thanks very much Donna!

Christine, I have one closing on the 23rd. So far so good.

Dec 11, 2009 08:38 AM #44
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Virginia (Ginger) Schott
Century 21 Geba Realty Assoc. - Port Jervis, NY
Assoc. Broker, CBR, CHMS

Barb, that was wonderful and quite timely for me as that exact situation happend last month, but all was taken care of by the time they arrived at their new home.

 

happy holidays

Dec 11, 2009 11:36 AM #45
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Hi Ginger, I'm happy for your happy ending!

Dec 11, 2009 11:38 AM #46
Rainmaker
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Wendy Rich-Soto Team At Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor
Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor - San Pedro, CA
"Because IT IS all about YOU!"

Way to go Barb!  Merry Christmas to you!!  :-)  Thanks for the post, it made me smile!

Dec 11, 2009 12:45 PM #47
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Laura J. R. Meredith
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Barb--you crack me up! I am so glad I started linking with you, and reading yur blogs! Now I can't wait to meet you when I come to Cleveland to visit my family!

Follow Barb on Barb.com  ha ha

Laura Meredith :)

Dec 11, 2009 01:39 PM #48
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Wendy, Happy to do my part in the smile department! Merry Christmas to you too!

Laura, Thank you so much and I sincerely hope we have the chance to meet.

Dec 11, 2009 06:10 PM #49
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Teral McDowell
Keller Williams Central - Plano, TX
Texas Realtor, Dallas and Collin County

Way cute; so glad it had a happy ending ~ Merry Christmas!

Dec 12, 2009 12:27 PM #50
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
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Barb, so much truth in this one! My heart sank along the way, I'm glad it turned out well in the end!  Merry Christmas!

Dec 13, 2009 07:44 AM #51
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Barb,

Very clever post; well done. Have a good week to the build-up to Christmas.

Dec 14, 2009 12:10 AM #52
Rainmaker
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.

Fun post. Really cute. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 14, 2009 12:47 AM #53
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Olga Diaz
COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON - Pullman, WA
Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR

Barb!  How cute!  This made me smile!  Very creative indeed!

Cheers!

Dec 15, 2009 05:58 PM #54
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Terri Stephens
CIR REALTY - Calgary, AB
REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663

Very creative and Happy Holidays

Dec 15, 2009 11:19 PM #55
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Thanks to all. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it as I had fun writing it! Merry Christmas!

Dec 16, 2009 06:45 PM #56
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William "Bill" and Karen Farragher
EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747 - Matawan, NJ
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Nice one Barb,

I know this was all a story, but somewhere out there in Real Estate Land, there will be a Realtor that will be going through something like that the day before Christmas.

I have one coming up just before New Years and just found out that the seller's can't find a mover. So we spring into action considering we still have time and looks like we found one.

Even the simplest of closings are having their challenges.

Enjoy the Holidays.

 

Dec 17, 2009 09:51 PM #57
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Bill, I'm glad you found that mover. I have one closing on the 23rd and everyone says it's all o.k. but I'll believe it when I see it.

Dec 18, 2009 08:07 AM #58
Rainmaker
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Terje (Terry) Aaslid
Realty ONE Group - Chandler, AZ
Foreclosed homes / New Homes

Thanks for sharing this with us Anna!

This was a great blog entry, which obviously was much appreciated.

Dec 19, 2009 10:26 AM #59
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