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.
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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
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!