December 2019 Holiday Letter
Christmas: what other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your sox?
The world today is divided about what is going on and how to move forward. We live in a time of political division and personal distraction. We have political and media and technology systems that reward extremism. We have a system that is increasingly punishing moderate viewpoints. For brokers who strive daily to find middle ground, this makes our jobs every increasingly more difficult. We have so much in common as a society, it is hard to believe that we let such little differences be what separates us.
I think we live in a society that says you don’t have to sacrifice any of your culture to fit in. When, in fact, the American Way is to sacrifice some of your culture and adopt some of everyone else’s culture to become that melting pot experiment called America. Like at the Holidays when meat and vegetables and seasoning that transform into a gastronomical delight when you blend their textures and flavors.
So, as we wish you, our client family, Happy Holidays, we challenge you to remember that FAMILY is really an acronym that stands for – Forget About Me I Love You.
Additionally, in this politically distracting year ahead I further challenge you to “Make Decency Cool Again.”
First, I would personally like to wish all of you a Happy Holiday! When you are gathered with family and friends and they ask you about the real estate market, you can tell them it is all about employment – jobs mean occupied real estate. Unemployment is at 2.8% which is below California’s 3.7% and the U.S. 3.3%. And job growth (and real estate) are great – see the chart below.
Please give me a call or email me if you would like more in-depth info on San Marcos or other San Diego and North County sub-markets (Nick Zech, 858-232-2100, email@example.com).
Finally, I always talk about being passionate about this business. You know, “it is what you are passionate about that gets you out of bed in the morning!” Well this year, I challenge you to ask yourself if you are a bricklayer or are you building a Cathedral. Happy Holidays and my you Prosper in the New Year!
Hope you enjoy the story…
When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out. Heaven knows where.
Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.
Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor.
In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.
He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.
Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.
The angel said very cheerfully, ‘Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn’t this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?’
And thus, began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.
Not many people know this.
May your Christmas be Merrier!!