A few years ago, during the darkest days of the recession and real estate crisis, I published this newsletter as a symbol of hope and yuletide cheer.
The response I received was overwhelming. Since then, the newsletter has become somewhat of a holiday tradition.
Twas The Night Before Christmas – A Real Estate Parody
Twas the night before Christmas and all though the land,
The real estate market was in need of a hand.
The Realtors had properties all listed with care,
In hopes that home buyers soon would appear.
“Where are the buyers?” they all would complain,
When no one is buying, it’s we who feel pain!
When look who appeared! Could this be real?
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist® Warren in his, um…automobile.
“Warren, you’re wonderful when closing our loans!
But not many people are calling our phones!”
Warren smiled at us and encouragingly said,
“It’s up to us to make this housing recovery spread.
Many buyers are skittish and fear the economy’s health.
In truth, they have nothing to fear – but fear itself.”
“Come closer and listen. If you want to be best,
I’ll share this simple secret to your future success.
If you want to succeed, and become real estate giants,
Remember to always do what’s best for your clients.
WOW your buyers and sellers. Don’t let this ring hollow
For when you put your client first, the money will follow.”
“Success will be ours when we work hard and hustle.
And I’m committed to helping you all be successful!”
“On Citi! On Wells! On HSBC and on Chase!
On Bank of America! On TD! We must all make haste!
We have loans to close! They’re depending on me!
Together we can create a housing market recovery!”
Warren winked and he smiled; then put his car into gear,
But before driving away, one more statement did we hear.
“Those mortgage thieves and crooks are now all in jail.
And the best realtors hate dealing with what the ‘Big Banks’ entail.”
We heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
“Every month can be Christmas – if we build our business right!”
Best Wishes to all of my clients, associates, and friends,
for a Wonderful Holiday Season and New Year!
Warren Goldberg is President of Mortgage Wealth Advisors, a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist®, and a published author. His interviews include Blog-Talk Radio, Newsday, and the Long Island Herald. Since 1992, he’s been sharing his financial knowledge and wealth-building strategies, including how to properly use your mortgage as a financial tool. His clients regularly express their trust and appreciation by recommending friends and family call when in need of mortgage, real estate, and financial guidance.