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The Case for Taking Off On Christmas & Thanksgiving for Realtors

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

I've been asked before if I am willing to work on holidays. For some holidays, I am, but that's not always the case. For instance, I always take off on Christmas & Thanksgiving & always spend them with my wife and some of our family.

Real Estate Agents Perform Better Personally & For Their Clients If they Take Some Full Days off, and Christmas and Thanksgiving are the Best Holidays to Take Off

According to surveys, Christmas & Thanksgiving are the most popular holidays in America.

Image courtesy Statista.

Before I get into the details, I'd like to share a selection from Muppet's Christmas Carol on the subject in case you've never seen or it would like a refresher. In it, Kermit pleads with Scrooge about taking Christmas Day off for himself and the other workers:

While Sundays have the least new listings on a typical week, with Saturdays having more than Sundays but still much less than Monday-Friday, major federal holidays can have even fewer listings input into MLS.

To dive into the details including what it means for buyers and sellers, the data, & more, see below:

What it Means for Buyers

What it Means for Sellers

Where I'm pulling the data: REIN MLS

Thanksgiving 2021 Example

Christmas 2021 Example

Other Holidays

Exceptions & How You Can Be Assisted with Urgent Matters

With all that said, I hope it provides better context for my reasons to take off on Christmas, Thanksgiving, & certain other periods of vacation. Happy Thanksgiving!


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