Tis’ the season to be jolly as the old yule tide goes, but it’s also a season for frustration with home holiday decorations. As I made my 20th trek to the basement this weekend to bring up even more Christmas decorations, I found myself getting annoyed with the whole process. I can’t be the only one who feels this way so this week I set out on an impromptu survey through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find out what is the one thing people dislike most about decorating their home for the holidays.
This year we partnered with NBC to not only create a holiday themed TV spot, but also advertise on some of the most notable holiday programs. This week, we launch our holiday themed ad which we call “Crowded House.” Our recent survey of consumers showed that 40% of people have more than 15 people living under one roof during the holiday season! As you’ll see in the video below, we played off that concept in what we think is a relatable TV commercial.
The old holiday tune There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays is a classic melody, but to many of us the lyrics are more than just a catchy song. While many associate this holiday classic with Christmas, if you look at the words it’s actually more applicable to Thanksgiving. But in any case it was the thought behind this song that got us a Coldwell Banker Real Estate to think about just how much a home truly means during the holidays.
November feels like it’s moving super fast. Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? Holiday albums are already being released. Santa Claus is stationed in the center of my local mall. It’s inevitably getting closer to that crazy holiday season. Consider this your last week of sanity before mayhem ensues. Here are your real estate headlines for this week before Thanksgiving:
Home. It’s a simple word with more meanings than one would expect. It’s a term that crosses continents and has universal appeal. Sports, entertainment and even financial sectors all use the word on a regular basis. It’s a part of pop culture, music and a niche market all wrapped in one. Today the headlines have tried to change the definition of home. The meaning has been construed to be solely about financial value, investment and an indicator of market plight, but what is missing is seeing the true definition of home in the eyes of those who own one.
For some parts of the country this is an election week. I know my town is littered with campaign billboards in front yards as well as the usual Coldwell Banker yard signs. So as you measure the quality of character of your candidate, here’s your real estate headlines of the people, by the people and for the people:
Today’s architects and home builders may have all started their careers by building a home with the same object: Legos. For decades Lego has allowed children and adults alike to build mansions, castles and homes of all sizes using just dotted bricks and their imagination. In addition Lego pieces can be found hidden under almost any couch, radiator or refrigerator of homes with children. My house included.