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I can't wait for retirement! - 03/30/07 10:15 AM
Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a shop. I was only in there for about 5 minutes and when I came out there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, "Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break"? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a "Nazi ." He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a (4 comments)
Reduce your commission- you will make it up when I buy more property with you… - 03/29/07 03:40 PM
One of my past clients (I sold him a house about 3 years ago) called me and wanted me to list his house because he wants to sell and buy some 2 family flats. We discussed everything and then he wanted me to take a lower commission and that I would make my money on him purchasing the 2 family flats... Needless to say we embarked on a very long conversation as to why I would not discount my listing... It costs money to advertise a listing.The gas money spent going to show it, place signs, open houses, lock boxes, brochures, (20 comments)
history and humor... - 03/29/07 12:11 AM
GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU SMILE ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON. HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, "THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS. BUT JUST BEFORE HE REENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK "GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY." MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGH IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE (1 comments)
Different places to live... - 03/28/07 08:58 PM
I thought this would be fiting as my introduction blog for AR Comedy Club since it goes with real estate so well! You can live in Phoenix, Arizona where.....> > 1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.> > > 2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in> the toilet bowl.> > > > 3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.> > > > 4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.> > > > 5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what (0 comments)
Fleas in a house - 03/28/07 06:05 PM
I remember showing houses when I first started working as a real estate agent... we pulled up to this house and it was in shambles. The client and I walked in and there were these little bugs jumping everywhere. I didn't know what they were and my clients didn't inform me. Needless to say i went back outside and let the client view the property on her own. While I was on my way home, I realized they were fleas. My mother was at my house with my child, so I called her and told her to meet me in the basement (6 comments)
Realtor vs Professional position in a regular workplace - 03/21/07 07:02 PM
Ever since I started working in real estate I always thought that when my daughter was old enough I would go back to a 9-5 position. I guess I should start by explaining that I became a Realtor because of the flexible schedule and that I can make my own hours. 6 years later, I have found many more reasons to stay a Realtor. I love meeting new people all the time.I enjoy watching the smile on someone's face as they close on their new home.Knowing that these people trust me enough to put one of the most important purchases in my hands.Helping (3 comments)
Stolen signs - 03/21/07 03:00 PM
I went to a happy hour the other night with some friends and a friends of a friendtold me in passing told me that when he was younger and agent in his neighborhood would pay him $20.00 for every sign he stole out of yards in neighborhoods that she had listedings. I was horrified. He said she no longer does this but thank goodness that has never happened to me or any other Realtor I know. While I am talking about signs... my apologies to those Realtor that were Realtors 15 years ago when I was a teenager and woke up one morning to (0 comments)
Showing houses - 03/21/07 02:45 PM
Have you ever gone to a house to show it and you can't get the door open? This is my biggest pet peeve of our industry. If I can't get in the house, how are we expected to sell it. I always tell my listings that the doors and locks should be in excellent working condition. There have been so many times that I have just wanted to leave a listing, but that would not be doing my job... so I sometimes get scrapped knuckles from a doorknob being to close to the wall or have a really hard time locking (7 comments)
Blogging - 03/21/07 12:12 PM
How many times have you started a blog, spent about 10 minutes on it and then figure out the answer yourself? I seem to have done this several times... So my question is- Do you continue and finish off the blog because it may be a question that someone else may learn something from and cap it with your answer? Or do you just delete the blog? Should I finish them or just delete them? Thanks for your responses. (3 comments)
Presumptuous Agents - 03/13/07 03:22 PM
I listed a house about 2 weeks ago and another agent lived in the neighborhood. She took it upon herself to call my office and berate the office manager because she could not find the listing in our MLS and insisted that it was not in the system. The office manager gave her the ML number and ended the call. About an hour later the agent placed a call to me to tell me that I listed the house to low. We had a nice conversation, at this time I was unaware of her call to my office. The following morning, the agent (70 comments)
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