An You Do The Hokey-Pokey and Turn Yourself Around…

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs TX Broker 0513551

Gina and I were in the office early this morning.

I had attended RainCamp in Dallas and was playing catch-up after hanging out with all the folks who came to Dallas for the event. I was finishing my second cup of coffee and Gina was on the phone trying to track down agents to schedule showings.

I heard her repeating the following as she wrote it down on the MLS sheet:

"Appointment Required. 2 Hour Notice, 1 Hour Window. Dogs in back yard. Leave little one alone. May throw 3 treats from jar to pacify barking dogs."

Gina looked over and said, "and you do the hokey-pokey and you turn yourself around..."

I just about spit up my coffee onto my desk I was laughing so hard. Some things never cease to amaze me!

Tom Branch - Plano Real Estate Broker


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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

That is hilarious . . . and . . . that's what it's all about!

May 26, 2011 05:20 PM #1
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

It gets so complicated, I get the analogy!!!

May 26, 2011 05:23 PM #2
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

At least you are keeping a sense of humor! Sounds to me like that seller is not really committed to selling that home, too many restrictions cuts down on the way, will we see you in the musical skirt?

Mortgage Mama

May 26, 2011 05:27 PM #3
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

wait I showed that listing Tom LOL!!  Had one of those recently with notes written all over my MLS sheet!

May 26, 2011 05:56 PM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Tom, There's enough restrictions there that the less serious agent won't even bother showing.  And having to "pacify" barking dogs?  Holy cow....showings where the dogs spend the entire time barking lead to almost NO focus on the home itself.  Good luck to the seller!

May 26, 2011 11:07 PM #5
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
Tom, I don't think that seller is going to be a seller. Sounds like they are just dreaming..
May 27, 2011 12:53 AM #6
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Ha~larious indeed! Tehn when you get to the house, there's another 3 taped to the walls! 

May 27, 2011 01:13 AM #7
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

"Leave the little one alone?" If any of them need to be "pacifed" I'm not going anywhere near the darn place.

May 27, 2011 06:12 AM #8
Tom Branch
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs - Plano, TX
Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador


It was one of those moments that had "blog" written all over it. I think I'm going to start a new blog called, Humor in Real Estate.


May 27, 2011 06:49 AM #9
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

Too funny!  I hate it when there are soooo many instructions. Stop the obstacles for selling your house!

May 27, 2011 07:05 AM #10
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