Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a special time to be grateful for loving family, great friends, supportive communities, and all the gifts of life we’re all blessed to have. Thanksgiving is a day to thank God, not just a time to feel grateful while stuffing our faces with turkey. Gratitude will improve your life. It enhances our experience of life’s good things, allowing us to enjoy them more thoroughly. Gratitude always provides us with dignity, perhaps even with laughter, to survive the hard things in life. But we don’t just have to be thankful around Thanksgiving! Lets be thankful all year long!

We are truly thankful for YOU, our clients! Thanks for the support of The RED Team over the many years! We appreciate you! Now, go enjoy some time off and eat lots of yummy food!

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

As you spend this 4th Thursday of November celebrating Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends consuming delicious food, we thought we would provide you with some fun facts to Wow your guests with.

The History Facts:

  • The Settlers of the Plymouth Colony celebrated the 1st Thanksgiving in 1621 with 50 Pilgrims, 90 Pilgrims that lasted over 3 days, and only 5 women are believed to have been present.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” campaigned 17 years and finally convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
  • President George H.W. Bush is the one who formalized the turnkey pardoning tradition in 1989. 2 turkeys are sent to the White House each year.

The Fun Fact:

  • There are towns in the U.S. named “Turkey”. Turkey, Arizona / Turkey, Louisiana Turkey, North Carolina /Turkey, Texas.
  • 1876, year the Thanksgiving football tradition began with Yale playing Princeton.
  • 1920, year the 1st NFL games were played on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have played every Thanksgiving since 1966.
  • It takes 10 hours and 33 mins to burn off the average 4,500 calories the average American consumes during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
  • Over 8,000 participants walk in the 2.65 mile route of the Macy’s Day Parade that has over 3.5 million spectators attending and over 50 million television viewers.
  • Over 32 million people begin Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, with the average 5 day spending to be above $300.00.

Happy Thanksgiving!

With gratitude at Thanksgiving, we thank you all for your business! We are grateful for our friends, clients and family that refer their loved ones to us and think about us when they have any real estate needs! 

Thank you for your continued support and allowing us to do what we love to do every day. We are proud to be in the real estate industry and look forward to many years of helping you with all of your real estate needs!

May the good things in life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving, but throughout the coming year. 
Hopefully your November was stuffed full of fun, with turkey, traditions, and thankfulness! We wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings!

With Love,

The RED Team

Happy Thanksgiving!

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As we think back over the past year, we realize there are more blessings we’ve received and more things to be thankful for than we can even begin to count. This year we are especially thankful for our current clients, past clients, referrals and companies we work with. As each of you know, many hours of our week are put towards serving those with real estate needs, and it makes it all the more enjoyable that we get to spend our time working with wonderful people like you. So, thank you for your trust and confidence in our team. We couldn’t do it without you.

We also give our thanks and honor to the Mighty God we serve. “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32) He gave us the best gift we could have ever received — Jesus Christ. And for this we will be forever grateful.

We challenge you today and each day after to live your life with thanksgiving. Below are some ways to cultivate a heart of gratitude.

1. Start a thankful journal

Studies show that having a daily mental attitude of thanksgiving fends off depression, anxiety and stress. Buy yourself a journal and take a few minutes each day to jot down what you’re thankful for.

2. Discuss what you’re thankful for over dinner with your family

Start at the head of the table and slowly work your way around as each family member states one thing they’re thankful for. This not only creates a heart of gratitude, but gives your family a meaningful bonding activity to do each night at dinner.

3. Be content with what you’ve been given

There will always be ads, marketing campaigns, and commercials that will draw your attention away from what you have and onto things you don’t have. This is a great way to turn a grateful heart into and ungrateful and wanting heart. As much as you can, avoid social media, television, magazines, etc. that cause you to become discontent with what God’s given you.

4. Give to others

Since “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..” (James 1:17a), keep the gift giving flowing by blessing those who around you who are in need. Brainstorm with your family what organizations or people you know who might be in need this holiday season, and bless them with money, items, or your service.

We hope you truly have a heart of gratitude this Thanksgiving and keep the trend going on into 2017!

 

WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU!!!!

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As The RED Team prepares for Thanksgiving lunch we want you to know we are truly grateful for YOU, your loyalty and your support! We are thankful for our assistants, lenders, mortgage brokers, inspectors, title companies, buyer, and sellers! We are also thankful for our friends that refer us to your friends and family when they are looking to buy or sell a home! We are honored when you send your friends and family our way! Our business would not be what it is today without clients like you! We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey, dressing, and pie for us! Gobble Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving! What is  the first thing that pops in your mind when you hear this word? Most of us think of fabulous food: turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, pecan and pumpkin pies! Then when we think a little more deeply we think of all the many things we need to give thanks for. When we count our many blessings and name them one by one we come up with some great lists. The Red Team puts God at the top of the list, family, friends, health, and our careers are a few that we all are grateful to have. In our family we always try to go around the table and try to pick one specific thing that we can share that no one else has said yet. We have had contests to see who can come up with the longest list in 15 minutes. In the past year we had nine of us on a group text that each takes a month and texts each daily with a topic of thankful suggestions. This is really interesting and can be really thought provoking and can get pretty silly!
One day one of us said to give thanks for something every single time you get a drink or go to the bathroom! Another example was that once the leader asked us to do a voice recording thanking God for the first 3 things that come to our mind within the next 10 seconds! Not much to ask when we have 64,000 seconds in our day. It only takes three seconds or less to come up with one thankful item so surely you can take less than one minute to thank God for three things each day.. This thankfulness habit begins to change us little by little.

My favorite devotional book,
Jesus Calling,talked about this subject this week. It said if you give thanks for everything regardless of your feelings then He will give you joy regardless of your circumstances.
Shifting our focus will change our attitudes!

One of the best ways to bring joy to us is to serve others. During this time of the year we have more than enough opportunities to reach out with a helping hand. Just this past week my church wrote letters of thanks to the teachers of an elementary school we adopted and filled hundreds of shoe boxes with
Christmas gifts for kids in Croatia. Then last night hundreds of International people came to our church for the annual Thanksgiving dinner. At our table, we had seven OC students, six of which were from Africa and one from  Portugal. They really enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast. Today Keller Williams  gave back to the community through The Hope Center. We walked there  and had a truck full of canned goods for their pantry! Another realtor posted on Facebook the need for Foster Kids and their wish lists.  If you want to be of service, you don’t need to look far!
Remember a grateful heart is a happy heart!