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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Larry, be true to yourself.

Either you are or you are not.

Being lukewarm offends EVERYONE.

And when you go to Starbucks, who forbids employees to greet patrons with 'Merry Christmas' give your name as Merry Christmas Larry. That should be fun.

COMMENT ADDED AT 8:30

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH seems safe, universal, and timely.

Nov 19, 2015 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, Larry, if you mean non-denominational, that's one thing. If you mean non-descript, I would say why bother. But it you are looking to be non-denominational, I'd say anything with wreaths and greenery and bows and candles would work.

Nov 19, 2015 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we don't have any non-descript decorations....it's Christmas and we decorate accordingly.... 

Nov 19, 2015 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Just be authentic. Decorate what's in your heart my man, people like you for you. I personally have no respect for "politically correct". 

I say "Merry Christmas" to folks after Thanksgiving as a greeting, not an attempt to convert them, if you reply Happy Hanuka, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas or "peace brother", I'd smile knowing we both wished each other seasons greetings based on our authentic beliefs...where's the offense in that?

(I say "Aloha" in Hawai'i too...whether you are Hawai'ian or not).

Nov 19, 2015 09:33 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Larry. All of our decorations are descript including the ones for Christmas and Hanukkah.

Nov 19, 2015 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Larry. I'm an equal opportunity offender and people do not like what I put up, tough!

Nov 19, 2015 05:06 PM
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Mandi Null
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN

There's no way we're going non-denominational around here haha! With Evelyn Johnston  and I working it's sure to be a decorating frenzy! This is not something I've heard of for an office, but my daughters' school deals with this every year. They can't even have holiday parties anymore. It has to be a winter party and cannot include anything descriptive of a holiday. I still take part but it does make me sad to realize they aren't having the same great experience I did as a kid, making candy cane ornaments etc. for the class party. I make up for it at home!

Nov 19, 2015 11:37 PM
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Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cafe Realty - Mount Kisco, NY
Cafe Realty 914.230.0650

Colors (silver, gold), flowers, stars, holly, food beverages...

Nov 19, 2015 08:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think I will do some fake holly around the door. 

Nov 19, 2015 08:54 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When I was managing, we decorated the lobby every year. There was a group who took on the project! 

Nov 19, 2015 08:02 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The brokerage office likes to decorate for many holidays.

Nov 19, 2015 01:45 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

It is Christmas and I will have Christmas decorations.

Nov 20, 2015 04:01 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm guessing that the deorations in my office will be, um, descript!

Nov 20, 2015 12:05 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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We home office so yep we decorate for all holidays. 

Nov 19, 2015 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Larry Johnston Green cups. Don't give up your holiday traditions and values for political correctness.

Nov 19, 2015 10:42 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Nondescript? Do you mean not Christmasy? PC? ONLY do that if YOU want to. I would not dream of allowing our silly society to dictate how I should celebrate the season.

Nov 19, 2015 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

There will be Christmas items here at the home office including Mistletoe!

The new office will be a new experience and I will have a few decorations at my desk.

If I know the background of an individual they will get their appropiate response otherwise Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nov 19, 2015 09:52 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

To me putting up non descript decorations would be offending. I put up wreaths and have my Christmas tree. 

Nov 19, 2015 09:46 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If I had my own office I would put up decoartions for both Christmas and Hanukkah. Most people love to seea Christmas tree.

Nov 19, 2015 09:28 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hanamas decorations Larry.

Nov 21, 2015 12:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Larry Johnston just be who you are - and don't overdo!

Nov 21, 2015 12:11 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

If someone is offended by my Christmas decorations in this Christian country, let them go someplace else.  I do not wish to be PC or to do business with someone who wants me to change the way I live my life.

Nov 20, 2015 08:59 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I think holly and evergreen and berries are very tasteful. I am not a tinsel and Christmas tree person for offices. 

Nov 20, 2015 10:40 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
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I don't want non-descript decorations. I don't believe people are offended by a tree

Nov 20, 2015 10:02 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

None in my house! It will be a Gingerbread Frenzy for the kids when they come on the 14th to decorate their Gingerbread Houses.

Nov 20, 2015 09:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We subscribe to less is more so we have one 1960's tree that is aluminum branches if you remember those and we have hot pink decorations.

Nov 20, 2015 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Larry, I decorate the way I want and I con't worry about anyone else...If they are that offended, I don't want to work with them

Nov 20, 2015 07:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Why be Non Descript?  That is insulting to many.

I dont decorate for the holidays but if I did I would do it for real and decorate for Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever the real holiday was, not some generic meaningless commercial sham.

Nov 20, 2015 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't do the decorating in my office, Larry.  Though anything is OK with me.

Nov 20, 2015 02:07 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not much, only with lights, a small desk composition and cards  I receive. 

Nov 20, 2015 01:55 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Probably white lights?  A simple red bow here and there might add a little festive color, but shouldn't "offend"...

Nov 20, 2015 01:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Larry,

If they are going to be non-descript, why bother? I can't help but comment that I am so fed up with this political correct stuff.  We are fans of Christmas, one of us was not raised with a Christmas tree, and one was.  We both love decorated trees, we appreciate Channukah, Kwanza, and whatever is out there.  Why not just relax and enjoy it all.  Isn't that what life is all about.  A

Nov 20, 2015 12:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't.   

Nov 20, 2015 12:49 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Festively decorated boxes of presents in holiday-neutral colors. Snowflakes too maybe .

Nov 20, 2015 12:36 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We don't decorate our home offices

Nov 19, 2015 10:28 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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I work from a home office, so no I won't be decorating. 

Nov 19, 2015 08:19 PM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Are you trying not to offend somebody?

Nov 19, 2015 01:12 PM