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Posted 1 December 2016
“Christmas is not meant to be about getting everything you want,” the woman sighed as she pulled her little boy away from an exuberant display of toys, books, games and “joy to the world” messages in Myer’s Wonderland.
If you’re four years of age, Christmas IS about getting stuff. If you’re forty, it’s about giving stuff – gifts, yes, but also friendship, love and thankfulness. Surely.
We need Christmas this year. Friendship, love and reasons to be thankful haven’t spent as much time in the spotlight as they should have.
It’s always heartbreaking to see buyers miss out on what they want. I’ve seen a lot of that this year. It’s equally hard to see the pie-in-the-sky hopes of vendors pulled back down to earth. I’ve watched next homes move out of reach while the old homes were selling.
But there has also been the joy of seeing vendors’ wildest dreams come true this year. We’ve made some spectacular sales for our clients.
We sold $130 million worth of property in the last eight weeks. That reminds you rather effectively that you can achieve great things for the people who’ve put their trust in you. We’re thankful for that.
While our new business pitches were more ferocious than usual, our many referrals kept reminding us that the relationships we’ve built are mutually rewarding – for a very long time.
And while our new arm, Urban by AC, gave us a whole lot of new things to worry about like any new undertaking, it’s already returning the love we put into it with healthy growth.
Maybe we won’t be getting everything we want for Christmas. (What adult does?) We’ll be giving everything we want to, beginning with this thank you to everyone who bought, sold – or even came to talk – with us this year.
Spoil your kids. Love your friends. And look forward to a terrific 2017. Merry Christmas from everyone at agency by Alison Coopes.