Should I Buy or Should I Rent? Sam I Am Version

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes

Bennett Chef once famously bet Theodor Geisel $50 he could not write a book using only 50 different words.  With apologies to Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, I attempted to answer the above question in that spirit.

 

Do not pay rent, Oh No!
Buy a home. Keep your dough.
 
Hang a wreath on the door
Put your rug on the floor.
Hang your pics on the wall
It's your home, have a ball.
Paint a room without fear
Landlords will not enter here
 
Buy a roof for your head
Buy a room for your bed
Buy a stove for your meals
Buy a drive for your wheels
Buy your kids room to roam.
For your soul, buy a home,
                                        Buy a home,
                                                       BUY A HOME.
 
Do it now. Do not wait 
Buy a home and lock your rate! 

In case you don't know, Seuss not only successfully won the bet, but "Green Eggs and Ham" is one of the  Best Selling Children's Books of all-time. 

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Erik Hitzelberger is a licensed REALTOR with RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville. If you need a Louisville Real Estate agent please email me or call 502.921.3989.

I specialize in the following areas of the Metro Louisville Area: Prospect, Middletown, Jeffersontown (J-Town), Fern Creek, Okolona, Shepherdsville, Mt Washington, Hillview, Brooks and Pewee Valley.  Click the following links to learn more about Louisville and Bullitt County Real Estate or to Search for Louisville Homes 

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Comments (24)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post-I love the Dr. Suess books for children.

May 21, 2009 06:25 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Heather - Yes, the bet was for real.  I wonder whether Suess would pride himself more on taking $50 from his friend or from the success of the book?

May 21, 2009 06:30 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

KM - That was an 'expensive' sentence.  It cost me 4 words.

May 21, 2009 06:33 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Dorrie - Thank you and yes I do.  Twin 6-year olds.

Amy - My kids love all things Dr Suess.  They have stuffed Cats in the Hat that go everywhere with them.

Pat - I do as well.  Even after reading them dozens of times, they do not seem to get old.  Tha man was a genious.

May 21, 2009 06:36 AM
Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

See, This is good education. So simple even I get it. Very clever post

May 21, 2009 07:25 AM
Leander McClain
North East, MD
Cecil & Harford County Realtor

Good one erik.  Let's see if  your story also becomse a classic...lol

Have a great day

Make This YOUR Best Year Ever

Leander

May 21, 2009 07:33 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Lol Claude.  On a somewhat serious note, I honestly think the message is getting out.  More and more first-time home buyers are calling.

Leander - I'm a bit skeptical, but one can always hope!  I have a lot more respect for him after trying this.  Fifty words is tough.

May 21, 2009 07:40 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Haaaaaaaaa! I love that book. ;-)

May 21, 2009 09:06 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

That is great, Erik!!  I am giong to send it to my team members, author quoted!

May 21, 2009 10:30 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Erik - I sent it to my team and named it "Buy A Home Poem"

May 21, 2009 10:36 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

C - I hoped you would like it.

Wendy - Lol.  I think your team might be better served reading something useful, but I like the name.   

May 21, 2009 02:32 PM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Erik - I think you did a great job.  Dr. Seuss would be proud.

May 21, 2009 04:35 PM
Melina Tomson
Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Owner, M.S.

I do not like a home with rent

i do not like it with a dent.

I do not like it with some mold

I do not like it painted bold.

I do not like it with lead paint

I do not like it really quaint.

 

uh-oh...you got me started now...

May 22, 2009 03:05 PM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

John - Thanks man.  As I mentioned to Leander above, this is actually harder than it sounds.

Melina - ROFLMAO!  Only 19 words.  Keep going!

May 22, 2009 03:33 PM
Melina Tomson
Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Owner, M.S.

50 words huh...okay, let me see if I can finish it with 50 words. 

May 22, 2009 03:51 PM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Very creative Erik, now who is this Sam character you speak of?

May 23, 2009 04:55 PM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Erik ~ So glad to discover this - I found your post via Melina's - somehow I missed it originally. This is just so clever - I love it!

Liz

May 31, 2009 12:30 PM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

JL - I assume you are kidding.

Liz - Thanks.  I enjoyed Melina's as well. 

May 31, 2009 04:54 PM
Nicole Weidauer
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Shoreline, WA

This is one of the most clever and unique things I have read in a LONG time! I hope you don't mind, I will be re-blogging that. It's too good not to share with others!!

You can tell your clients over and over again about the tax benefits or savings they can achieve from owning their own home, but with the other agents saying the same thing- you've got to differentiate yourself from the pack. Let me assure you, you have just sprinted past the rest of them!!

Thanks for sharing, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty Greater Seattle

Jun 17, 2009 03:46 AM
Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

Nicole- Thanks for the compliment and the reblog!  As far as the other part, I may have outpaced other agents, but I seem to have out run clients too.  Maybe I'm going in the wrong direction.  You got a map?

Jun 17, 2009 12:57 PM