Happy Thanksgiving: Top 10 Style

| Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 | No Comments »

I am a huge fan of top 10 lists. It’s been awhile since there’s been a Cara in the House top 10 list. Here is what I am thankful for this year. I promise its not all real estate related, that would be boring. Enjoy:

10. Family. Let’s get this one on the table now. Its pretty much mandatory that you are thankful for your family and luckily, I really am. There’s not a lot of us but we are a great bunch. Some are definitely better when they’ve had a glass of wine or 2 but I’m sure that’s standard in most families.

9. Low interest rates. Bless those low interest rates’ hearts. They are historically low and causing buyers who wouldn’t normally consider buying to jump head first into the market.

8. Cara in the House. Still the greatest branding idea ever. Thank you to my dear friend Janice for her brilliant suggestion. It’s practically a household name now.

7. Low inventory. There is really about a month’s supply of inventory on the market right now. In other words, homes that go on the market are selling quick. I’ve been lucky that most of my listings don’t last even a week and some get multiple offers and end up selling for more than the asking price. There’s nothing more exciting than getting an offer before your flyers are even back from the printer.

6. Modern Family. Thank you Phil Dunphy for making it cool to be a real estate agent! That show is brilliant. If you haven’t watched it, please go to hulu.com and find an episode. You’ll be thankful you did.

5. Neighborhood carpool. Best. Invention. Ever. When your kids play a lot of sports there is nothing better than only having to transport them to a fraction of their millions and millions of practices. On the flip side, when it’s my turn to drive there is nothing quite like being in a car full of 10 year old boys and listening to them talk. I have learned a lot.

4. Volunteering. Reason number #701 that I love my job is the opportunity it gives me to volunteer in my first grader’s classroom. First graders are truly good for the soul. Their innocence is heartwarming and they can’t wait to tell “Cash’s mom” their whole life story…packed into the 2 minutes I get with each of them per week.

3. 20 year high school reunions. Don’t ever miss out on this opportunity. I know what you are thinking: how can a 24 year old like me already have her 20 year reunion? That’s not important. What’s important is how much fun it is to catch up with people from your youth. Fun and healthy.

2. Referrals. You can’t imagine how nice it is to get a phone call or email that starts out like this “you were referred to me by….” Honestly, best feeling ever. Well aside from saying “I do” and “congratulations, meet your son.” Thank you to the millionth degree for all of you loyal Cara in the House supporters that don’t hesitate to get my name out there. I am thankful from the bottom of my heart.

1. Great clients. All of you. I can hardly believe there hasn’t been a bad one in the bunch. Not one. I miss you all when your house closes. I talk to you 72 times a day and then when its over, I live for the emails and phone calls where you tell me what you’ve been up to or how you decorated the house or that you decided to paint the living room or add on to the deck or put in a sports court. Please don’t stop those emails! And thank you for your kind words. This appeared on my Cara in the House facebook page yesterday and I’ve literally read it a million times.
“Cara, Thanks so much for everything. I couldn’t have gotten through this difficult time without you. You were the BEST realtor I could have ever found. I feel like you were not only my realtor but a genuine friend. THANK YOU.”

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and I hope you have at least 10 things to be thankful for! If you’re so inclined, please post a comment below with something you are thankful for!

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