Before heading out for Christmas weekend family gatherings, I thought it would be fun to see who's still working in real estate this weekend. Real estate agents are notorious for working almost every day of the year. They may take some vacations, but when they're in town, be it Christmas, Super Bowl Sunday, or Thanksgiving, somebody's holding an open house and somebody's putting a home on the market.
My cohorts in real estate have not disappointed so far. There are five new listings on the Northwest MLS that have come on the market so far on Christmas Eve. Yes, technically listing a home after midnight on the 23rd is included in this list. I'd wager a healthy sum that they'll continue to trickle in today. What I'll be most interested in, is how many of these road warriors list, write contracts, and sell properties on Christmas day.
There's no judgement here--many would be appalled at working on Christmas day, but in our internationally diverse city, there are plenty of folks who have different priorities at this time of the year. Buyers sometimes nab great deals when they're willing to house hunt while others won't. I've personally secured some homes in competitive markets when writing offers on holiday weekends.
Some agents without big plans would just rather strike while the iron's hot. If a client needs you today, take time off next week while everyone else goes back to work. My business partner has worked on every holiday imaginable in the past.
That's maybe why Inman News recently named the everyday real estate agents as its person of the year. Congrats to Monae, Rick, Paula, Marcel, Wais, and Carrie--your listings are live! Now go have some fun!
Without further ado, this year's homes listed on Christmas weekend, up until 10 am on Saturday morning:
- A Federal Way house listed for $325,000
- An Ocean Shores fixer upper listed for $74,900
- A Port Townsend home in a planned community for $199,000
- A Kirkland rambler rental listed for $3,400
- A Lynnwood split-entry home at $529,000
- A Craftsman home in Sultan listed for $188,000
See the Christmas listed homes as they accumulate here with today's new listings, directly from the Seattle-area's multilple listing service.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Sam DeBord, Managing Broker, Seattle Homes Group
VP of Strategic Growth, Coldwell Banker Danforth
President-Elect, Seattle King County Realtors
The #1 Sales Team For Seattle's #1 Full Service Sale Office