Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Will a Buyer Call on Christmas Day?

Will a Buyer Call on Christmas Day?

Do You Keep Your Phone on During Christmas Festivities?

Christmas callsIt was several years ago when we put our home on the market the week before Christmas. We fully expected to have no action until after the holidays were done but wanted to get a jump on having it market ready and looking good with all the holiday decor.

About midday on Christmas Day the phone rang. The caller apologized for calling and disturbing our Christmas but had seen the sign while visiting some friends of theirs in the neighborhood. The caller wasn't expecting to see it that day but wanted to set an appointment for as soon as it was available to look. 

Furthermore, the buyer said it sounded like just what they were looking for. We set the appointment for the next day around noon and the buyer was grateful it could be arranged so soon.

The following day they arrived on time and within 5 minutes said they were ready to buy it at full price. They wrote a deposit check and said they would call their banker immediately and get a preapproval letter. Everything worked out like clockwork and the buyers closed in about 30 days.


The phone does ring on Christmas Day. Every year since I remember that serious buyers are out there looking and if driven or highly motivated, will make a step forward to buy a home even on important holidays.

Today with text and email so easy to use and not disrupting to anyone's schedule, an interested buyer can send a message and get an answer back quickly. I am not saying we need to pack our phone on our hips during celebrations but checking it from time to time can provide you with a viable new client. The one that responds timely usually gets the business. 


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Comment balloon 8 commentsDebbie Reynolds • December 24 2017 06:39PM


Tammy actually had a buyer call to see a listing tomorrow morning....Christmas Morning!!  fortunately, it's her listing and seller is signing an offer as we speak and wants no more showings!!! Merry Christmas, Debbie....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 year ago

HI Debbie Reynolds - I couldn't agree more with you. Since I have been selling real estate in Sedona I have had serious buyers call on every holiday. I have shown property on most of those days. Serious buyers are looking especially when you live in a tourist area! Merry Christmas!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Debbie, Christmas is one of the few holidays that I really try to unplug but, do check my phone every few hours just to be sure I'm not missing anything. I completely agree with you, holidays don't stop serious buyers. Merry Christmas!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) about 1 year ago

Like you Debbie Reynolds I will check my phone but I won't be glued to's Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas Eve!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 1 year ago

Debbie my phone will be on but I am hoping it does not ring

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago

Hi Debbie - in today's sellers market no serious buyer wants to be left behind.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 year ago

Thanks, Debbie, for sharing this success story. Anxious home buyers want to work with responsive agents.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago


I had four different appointments that were made on the 25th for showings today and tomorrow. They were able to be made via, text, email and direct phone calls.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 1 year ago