Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Christmas is a Week Away Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Christmas is a Week Away Have you been Naughty or Nice?

With Christmas being a week away it might be too late to determine naughty or nice in the eyes of some.  We all have the hope that we would be considered nice, but it may have been just a little bit of a lapse in a statement or in the mind of a customer or client that would push us over into the naughty category.

If we start out with good intentions each day and carry that forward, we should be in the nice side of the ledger.  Doing our best to be informative and knowledgeable is the goal yet we just may find that one client that is difficult to satisfy and it takes just a negative action on their part to put us into the naughty side.  I know I have had that happen to me and the client felt thoroughly justified even though all the negatives came from them not thinking they got all they they deserved.

So the idea is to always be helpful so that we can go into the Holidays and end of year with the type of smiles on our faces like those shown above.

That is one assurance that we will be rewarded in some manner for all of our efforts.


Christmas is a Week Away Have you been Naughty or Nice?


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Comment balloon 15 commentsEd Silva • December 18 2016 06:14PM


I could be in trouble this year ! Good thing no one is mining coal these days !

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) over 2 years ago

Hi Ed - it is good to practice being nice all year.  Oh yes, there are those times though.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Ed well there is only a week before you find out whether you coal in your stocking :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

I have been naughty in many ways yet much nicer in more and varied ways. It's all good ... really 

Yes, it is one week from today.  Ready or not ... Christmas is coming. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago

Christmas is one week from today. I may need a little help to make the nice list this year. Merry Christmas. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 2 years ago


We both have been very nice...I am sure you have to.  Coals are good for our barbecue.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

Hi Ed.  I certainly have been trying to be nice, though I must confess it's not always easy.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

That is matter of debate Ed. I am feeling ok with it though.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Ed, taking the high road no matter what, is the road to nice. I do believe that St. Nick, like God, has a big heart and is very forgiving. Not being perfect, but a work-in-progress, I would only hope that St. Nick can see past the "stuff" and give me a break!! 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 2 years ago

"If we start out with good intentions each day and carry that forward, we should be in the nice side of the ledger"

I'm with you Ed Silva !

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 2 years ago

Have I been naughty or nice, Ed? I'm never telling! (But probably a bit of both!)

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 2 years ago

Well, as Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 said, if you're on your best behavior all year long, you SHOULD be forgiven for any mis-steps! I can't imagine I'm on the naughty list this year!  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago

Hi Ed

I'm sure you've been very nice and have nothing to worry about. But there are a few people out there who might deserve coal.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 2 years ago

That's a great photograph! I think Santa is just as happy as the kids! It pays to be nice and happy too!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 2 years ago

Ed Silva - playing naughty now - as working with more clients and did not have enough time for shopping ….

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 2 years ago