For years, we’ve all known that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the “kick-off” shopping day for Christmas. When I was a kid, it was real simple…the “after Thanksgiving sale.” In recent years, the mood has shifted into calling the Friday after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday,” with a meaning that for many can only be be explained by CPA’s and economists with beards.
One thing I love about selling new homes is being able to meet so many different people, and many that have moved here from other parts of the world. One particular resident stopped in the other day asking about “Black Friday” and what its significance was. He already knew all about the traditions of Memorial Day, Indepence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and had even studied “Black Monday” in economics, when during the 80’s the stock market crashed on a Monday in October. This “Black Friday” was a complete mystery to him.
OK, so I explained that retailers in the United States typically do not show profitability for the year until the Christmas shopping season starts, and all these sales are simply to get them in the “black,” or out of the “red” for the year, with the rest of the season being total profit.
Although the concept now made total sense to him, “the marketing makes no sense to me” was his response. You know, it really doesn’t to me either! The marketing guru’s have spent entirely too much time around the calculator on this one.
So, why not “Festive Friday?” Many workers have the day off, which is reason to be festive. Many families have relatives in town (that might buy you a nice gift while shopping) which is another reason to be festive. We’ve just finished a holiday dinner and given thanks for everything in our lives…again, another reason.
“Festive Friday” is a great day to search for a new home, too! You have all the family together, and all Ole South model homes are open today for your viewing. And if you simply drop by anytime this weekend, you will get a certificate for a free flat screen HDTV for your Ole South home, if you purchase before June 11, 2011.
Take a minute to look at the very best values in new homes in Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and Spring Hill. Brand New Homes from $89,990 to $299,990 is another reason to be festive! Here, take a look:
By the way, do you have a lot of left-overs from yesterday? If the answer is yes, then you have another reason to be festive. All new Ole South homes come with a complete kitchen appliance package, and that includes a built-in microwave and refrigerator!
Happy “Festive Friday!”
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.