There once was a Realtor from Nantucket... (humor!)

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Cahill Associates

While I was on a 7-mile run in the pouring rain yesterday, I thought of a humorous blog topic (as well as some examples!). 

Real Estate Limericks!

For those unsure of the typical limerick rules, they are roughly:  A limerick is a five-line There once was a man from Nantucket...poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming. 

It may be tough tough to keep with the beats, but I'll try to keep it close.  Remember, I'm a real estate agent, not a poet!


That carpet was horribly rank
The fridge just totally stank
There was trash all about
And the power was out
This home must be owned by a bank

Can't believe what I heard on the phone
I have assets and own my own home
My score's 808
So my credit is great
Why can I not get a loan?

There once was a nice house for sale
The long market time made it real stale
A reduction is nice
Ten grand would suffice
The home with sell now without fail

There once was a man from PeruThere once was a man from Peru
One Sunday had nothing to do
He then went out biking
Saw a house to his liking
He now owns a house that's brand-new

There once was a real estate buyer
Who looked for an agent for hire
If she missed the tax credit
She'd live to regret it
Her search for a new home was dire

"Hope I get it", I think as I drive
These house auctions, they keep me alive
The place is worth four
I'll bid three, maybe more
But the bank will buy it back at five

At a showing, I once had to pee
"Go ahead. It's fine", said he
I was in a big rush
But the bowl wouldn't flush
Just what in the hell could this be?
My client asked what was the matter
I just had to relieve my bladder!
They were playing a joke
Or the toilet was broke
I hoped that it wasn't the latter

Let me know what you think or feel free to add your own!  I'll add some more as I think of them as well.

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Thanks for reading!

David Cahill
Century 21 Cahill Associates
cell 781-910-6506



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Comments (5)

Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN!  I love your humor.  I got sued today.  But, you lifted me right out of my funk..thank you so much!!!

Jan 26, 2010 12:26 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Back again...just to let you know..I'd love to reblog it, but can't and voting it for a feature.. How fun!

Jan 26, 2010 12:30 PM
Marianne Grant, Realtor
Jack White Real Estate - Anchorage, AK
CRS 907-529-6602

I laughed out loud, David, when I read those limericks, and would like to read a couple at our next sales meeting giving credit to you. May I? Thank you for your comment on my Alaska post Why Top Producers get the Listing. Always fun to hear from great people like yourself. Take care, Marianne

Jan 27, 2010 03:11 PM
David Cahill
Century 21 Cahill Associates - Boston, MA

Marianne:  Go ahead and quote them.  I would be honored!

Suzanne: Glad I was able to make your day and thanks for the nod.  Hope your suit work out in your favor!

Jan 27, 2010 03:58 PM
David Cahill
Century 21 Cahill Associates - Boston, MA


I just changed my blogs so that others can re-blog if you are still interested!


David in Boston

Aug 05, 2010 09:05 AM

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