As many of you know from following my columns here in the Denver Post over the last six plus years, I don’t like to talk about business on the week of Christmas. After all, we’ve got 51 weeks in the year to do that. I think that this one week, we can take a break and tackle something more meaningful.
No doubt that this has been one of the hardest years in recent memory for many people including those in the real estate industry. All of us are trying to find our way around a new world of rapidly changing economics. I am reminded of the people who’ve lost their jobs this year, lost their homes, and now maybe spending their first Christmas without a place to call their own. It is my sincere hope and prayer that you’ll find some peace and encouragement this week and in the weeks to come. I am a big believer in positive thinking, finding joy in the little things in life, remembering what matters most, and being thankful for what I have instead of what I don’t have. I think that we need to wake up in 2010, put a smile on our face, declare it’s going to be a great day, week, or year and go get the heavy lifting done. We all know what the problems are so we need to focus hard on the solutions if we are going to turn things around.
Christmas week would not be complete without thanking a few people like the readers of this column. Thank you for your notes, comments, well wishes and shared stories. You inspire me to keep writing and you contribute greatly to the ongoing education process that is real estate. Thank you to the Denver Post for giving me a forum to share opinions, information and knowledge. I appreciate it more than you know. To my fellow colleagues in the business, I always enjoy meeting you, working with you on transactions, and I wish you the very best. When you succeed, we all prosper. To my clients that trust me to sell their homes and purchasing new ones, I am truly grateful that you chose and trusted me in such an important transaction.
Finally, on behalf of my family, it’s with heartfelt sincerity that I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. God bless you in the coming year and take pleasure in this special Holiday week.