Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Week Before Christmas

This blog was written for Cafe Realty on 12/18/2015 and published on the blog

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all thru the house,
Every creature was stirring, even the mouse!

Commitments were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that TRID soon would be here.

Buyers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of closings danced in their heads.

And Carol in her kerchief and I in my cap,
Had rattled our brains
With all this real estate crap.

Out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
We sprang from our desks to see what was the matter.
Away to the window we flew like a flash,
Tore open the window and threw up the sash!

The signature on the doc of the contract you know,
Gave a luster of hope that the closing would go.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a clear to close and a bottle of cheer!
With a tall skinny driver so lively and true
I knew at that moment what he would do.

More rapid than AOs his agents they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name
Now Laura! now Doug! now Freddy! and Lisa!
On Jenny! on Ida! on Kathy! and Tanya!
To the top of your game, don’t stop at the wall,
Now prospect, prospect, prospect you all!

As transactions were mounting and conditions to buy,
We all dealt with the obstacles and knew it would fly.
So into the office the agents they flew,
With a boat load of leads
And Walter Sadowski too!

And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof,
The dancing and shouting that certain was proof.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
A clear to close was announced and a closing was found!

It was drawn on a doc and presented to boot,
And disclosures were in and so was the loot!
A bundle of checks were all in a stack,
And it looked like the closing wasn’t a hack.

The buyers they cheered, the sellers how merry,
The day is here so they don’t have to worry.
The walk thru was fine and it did not snow,
The sellers had left so there was nothing to go.
The lockbox was off, the sign it was down,
The sellers were ready to get out of town.
Smiles they had and hope it’d be quick,
They laughed and they closed and that was it!

We’re all happy and jolly this time of year,
Since more contracts and closings soon would appear!
In the blink of an eye the year it has passed,
And we knew Café Realty surely would last.

We spoke of our word,
And constantly worked.
Fulfilled all the needs,
Though sometimes were jerked.
And pushing on thru as everyone knows,
Is a miracle these days with all to disclose!

We sprang to the cause,
When there was someone in need,
And always delivered
Our promise we heed.
You will hear us exclaim
As we assist you next year…

Happy Christmas to all
And a Café Realty New Year!

An adaptation of “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement C Moore
Cafe Realty is a real estate brokerage, consulting and valuation services company, educating for options, advocating for community and representing sellers, buyers and investors. Contact us for a complimentary lifestyle consultation to determine the type of community that best suits your needs. | 914.230.0650

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