BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach (Bill Cherry, Realtor)

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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I do Happy New Year cards - more memorable since later and stands out from the crowd.  And, no religious issues.

Nov 23, 2015 07:50 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I stopped sending Christmas cards about 5 years ago or more.  When I overhear "civilians" discuss the insurance agent or the plumber sending them cards and how hollow they feel this is, I know not to send anything.  I do like Debbie Gartner 's idea of New Years greetings!

Nov 23, 2015 09:47 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depends on the client. Happy holidays for those who aren't Christian. Merry Christmas for those who are.

Nov 23, 2015 09:28 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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We send Christmas cards with hand written notes and calendars to our data base.

Nov 23, 2015 07:51 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Over the years have gone in many different directions. This year I am opting for no mailing!

Nov 23, 2015 07:46 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Used to send out Christmas and Hanukkah cards; no longer. I never once was reciprocated. NANA, Zilch, nothing, not even a phone call.

Nov 23, 2015 10:07 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I try to sort out my clients by what and how they celebrate - some are very religious (any faith) and others are more the snowmen type. 

Nov 23, 2015 09:28 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  I think they get lost with the ton of other cards people receive.

Nov 23, 2015 09:25 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If I know it will be a card for the one they celebrate; otherwise it will be generic of which I would rather not send.

Nov 23, 2015 09:09 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I send out calendars that say Happy Holidays.

Nov 23, 2015 08:57 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A tradition exists within the community to whom I send Christmas cards. That tradition is to make a display, preferably on a tree, of all cards received. The card selection begins with. "Will this make a good tree ornament?" Then "Joy to the World," or "Peace on Earth" or "He is born," are the messages preferred.

I have yet to read a person of Jewish persuasion, or Muslim or Church of God or Hindu or Sheik or Rastafarian or Baha`i debate if they should change the message of their Holy Days to accommodate "non-believers." Quite the opposite. Others view Christians who are so lacking of faith and courage to be members of a faithless society also know as infidels.

Nov 23, 2015 08:49 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Nothing at all.

Nov 23, 2015 08:03 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer sending Thanksgiving cards to clients. Many families the DC area are not Christians.

Nov 23, 2015 10:33 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I send Christmas cards to most, and Happy Holidays for those celebrating other religions.

Nov 23, 2015 10:29 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I do not send out cards in December to anyone.  It gets lost in the shuffle.  Instead I take them each a gift.  That they will remember!

Nov 24, 2015 12:50 PM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I send Christmas cards and some other cards. I know my clients, and know what they celebrate. 

Nov 24, 2015 12:08 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bill - I have not send out holiday cards, but I like the idea of sending out Happy New Year cards that Debbie Gartner mentioned.

Nov 24, 2015 12:01 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I send out cards often and they ususally say Merry Christmas.

Nov 24, 2015 11:18 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do send out Christmas cards that say Christmas. 

Nov 24, 2015 11:01 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I believe in Christmas and when I send cards they are Christmas cards.

Nov 24, 2015 10:59 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I usually send a card to everyone I have worked with during the year.  Some people I make sure they receive a merry Christmas rather than a more neutral greeting. 

Nov 24, 2015 10:04 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Bill, this is very good question.

Nov 24, 2015 06:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Why send out a Christmas card if you're going to skirt around the issue?

Nov 24, 2015 04:47 AM
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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 do not send out Holiday cards.  I think that if I did, I would prefer the Happy Holiday ones as I don't want to presume how anyone wants to celebrate this season.

Nov 24, 2015 03:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't send cards anymore....when I did, it was always Merry Christmas.... that's what I celebrate....

Nov 24, 2015 02:43 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I do not refer to any holiday by name to be honest with you, it is "happy holiday's" or have a safe and happy holiday.  If it is 4th of July, whatever.  Why draw the line at a certain holiday?  Opinions vary and I really dont know what will or will not offend someone.

Nov 24, 2015 02:00 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, Happy Holidays is the safest way to go. If I know for sure what they celebrate, I'd adjust the card and a time of sending. 

Nov 24, 2015 01:38 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

In the past, I always chose the card I liked the picture and sentiment. I never thought much about it until it became politically incorrect to say "Merry Christmas". So, now, I only send cards that say "Merry Christmas".  I am celebrating the birth of Christ.  It is the Christmas season, so I say Merry Christmas.  

And... I NEVER send a card without a personal note.  If I don't know the person well enough to send a note, then it is shallow to send them one.  I don't like to receive cards like that, and I don't send them.  

Amen.  

Nov 24, 2015 01:11 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill,

We do New Year's cards, when we do cards.  No need to worry about Political Correctedness.  A

Nov 24, 2015 12:15 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is Merry Christmas to those I send to or meet.  If I know they are of a different religous grouping, I will wish them well at that time also

Nov 23, 2015 11:25 PM
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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

No - not part of our business model.

Nov 23, 2015 11:12 PM
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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

Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings! I've said it all my life. I'm not wishing religion on them, I'm wishing the spirit of the season on them and it is one of the major seasons of December. Same as you wouldn't be offended if someone said "Aloha!" to you while in Maui, while in December, we must accept different greetings as just that, a friendly greeting.

 

Nov 23, 2015 10:56 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 do a little of both since I try to cater to my clients. Most are "Happy Holidays" though.

Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor

Nov 23, 2015 10:39 PM