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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I'm Jewish, so it's not really a fair question for me.  But presuming that I celebrated Christmas, the answer, for me, would be yes.

That's a significant-enough payday, for me, that I would be willing to skip the festivities, and hopefully my family would understand, and we could celebrate appropriately when the commission check cleared.

Dec 19, 2016 08:48 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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They need to find an agent that will accept their bull____ request. It is not me!

Dec 19, 2016 09:52 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Too late... all presents already purchased and sent out weeks ago. No family here this year for Christmas... so I guess I'd say yes. Of course, the problem in my market is finding a $4million house!

Dec 19, 2016 10:24 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Unlikely this would happen but I would pass. Family time over the holiday is too important

Dec 19, 2016 10:19 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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John Peak No, I would have to pass.

Dec 19, 2016 10:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Well, we've decided not to do presents this year (since no one has anything they want).  Dinner plans are the only plans we have for the day.  If the buyer is legit, I'll work on Christmas but still make it to dinner.  I'll probably bring my family along (also in the business) so we not only spend the day together, but make bank on that commission.  Sounds like a win-win to me!

Dec 19, 2016 10:14 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No sir there are just some things that are not negotiable that being one of them

Dec 19, 2016 10:10 AM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Not on your life. My grandsons and family are much more important than someone who would put that kind of proviso on dealing with me. Doesn't mean I don't work with clients during this time.

Dec 19, 2016 10:08 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Sure... it's Christmas every day at my house, so what's one day?  Ooops... I retired and turned in my license, so guess I don't qualify

Dec 19, 2016 08:54 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No I would not and I have walked away from many people as selfish and demanding as this.  It is real estate and there are no emergencies in real estate.  I do not jump for anyone if it goes against my nature.  NEXT!

Dec 19, 2016 04:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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John Peak - for me, it's okay! We do not celebrate Christmas....lol!

Dec 19, 2016 03:08 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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it's impossible to win a hypothetical battle !

Dec 19, 2016 03:07 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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That answer is easy, NO. I don't do well with ultimatums.

Dec 19, 2016 02:41 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I would not do it.... Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are important days in our family....the grandchildren and now a great grandchild will all be at my house.... we can make money another day!!!

Dec 19, 2016 01:24 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
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Ridiculous client to take on as there will be equally annoying requests to follow......just saying.

Dec 19, 2016 12:40 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Why does the buyer need their agent to skip Christmas?
What constitutes 'skipping Christmas'?
Does this mean all day from sunup to sundown on Christmas?
Is the buyer an atheist or Satanist or Scrooge of some sort?
Does the buyer know that Christmas is actually a pagan holiday?
How RWA is the buyer?

The answer to your Q will depend on the answers to these Qs.
I can make anything happen for someone I want to make it happen for.
Do you feel lucky? Well? Do ya?  3:)

Bonus Q: What's the difference between 4000 and 4000000? Rhetorical!

Dec 19, 2016 12:38 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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If they deposited $120,000 for my commssion to be released to me on or before the closing date of the contract, then yes.

Dec 19, 2016 09:52 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I would have to flip a coin on this one.

 

Dec 19, 2016 09:35 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John,

I think this is a highly unlikely scenario.  A

Dec 19, 2016 09:14 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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 Hypothetically yes, because I believe Christmas is in my heart not in how many gifts I give or receive ...

Dec 19, 2016 09:04 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course I would.

Be aware, the buyer will have successfully passed the "Are you here to jerk my chain or buy a house" tests.

I truly doubt the world would end should I invest in my families future on Christmas Day.

I have great faith that those who know me realize I've measured the situation properly.

Further, those who love and know me would suggest, let's do this together and Christmas may be on the 27th. That would change the world in what way?

However, 'can't buy anyone presents' is absurd. Not only can I buy presents 24 hours a day, I can have them gift wrapped and delivered on Christmas eve. AND, if someone is getting a new car, the dealer will be the elf to deliver it that day.

The only time this should have any real metit are with those who are obediant to Commandment #4.  Even then, December 25th is clearly the wrong day to celebrate the Birth of Christ.

IT is a frabricated holiday, bereft of any relevant significance encumbered with societal guilt.

PS: but the real question, and revealing question will be, "to whom will this contract be delivered?"  Ohhhhh.

 

 

Dec 19, 2016 08:57 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sure. There will be time for family after the settlement.

Dec 19, 2016 08:51 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Nope!

Dec 19, 2016 08:30 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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If a buyer would be willing to show this home on a Holiday, probably.

Dec 21, 2016 07:06 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Probably, but there are too many "if's" here and... it sounds too good to be true, so you know what that means...

Dec 20, 2016 03:49 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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It depends.  On the buyer.   On the situation.   I would certainly consider it so it's definitely not a "No Way" answer.  

Dec 20, 2016 07:09 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Wayne Martin nailed this one!

Dec 20, 2016 04:31 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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no thanks

Dec 20, 2016 04:30 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not need to celebrate this Christmas. My family is multicultural, we celebrate sometimes all or can skip some. So,

I'm available. Send your cash buyer over any time of the year! 

Dec 19, 2016 11:59 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Yes. It's just a day. 

Dec 19, 2016 08:46 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Nope - you can't put a price tag on family time!

Dec 19, 2016 08:36 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Christmas is about God, not about parties or presents, I am sure that God would be fine with me getting the job done.

Dec 19, 2016 07:08 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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This isn't going to happen, but if it did...sure I would. 

Dec 19, 2016 06:31 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Since I celebrate Hanukkah, I find no problem with this whatsoever.

Dec 19, 2016 04:57 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The other side of the transaction may not be willing to skip Christmas.

Dec 19, 2016 03:36 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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yes

Dec 19, 2016 02:14 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Gee ... not spending time with family at the holidays ... let me think that over ....

Dec 19, 2016 02:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I can spend a lot of time with family after the commission check is cashed

Dec 19, 2016 01:47 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That would be rough because that would also mean missing my mother's birthday.

Dec 19, 2016 01:12 PM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Yup. That commission could more than make up for everyone's temporary disappointment.

Dec 19, 2016 01:09 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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That would not be an issue for me because I already don't buy presents and I do not spend time with family ... where do I sign?

Dec 19, 2016 12:55 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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of course...Call anytime and let's do good business

Dec 19, 2016 12:28 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

Dec 19, 2016 12:15 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
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I'd negotiate a deal where I could do both.  

Dec 19, 2016 12:02 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Yes.

Dec 19, 2016 11:53 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Pay my commission up front, non-refundable, closing or no closing.

Dec 19, 2016 10:38 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Nope.

Dec 19, 2016 10:35 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Not in this lifetime!

Dec 19, 2016 09:42 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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What client wants...client gets.

Dec 19, 2016 09:16 AM