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It's OK to let your fingers do the walking in the Yellow Pages, but not on your keyboard or while texting on your ME phone!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

 

 

 

It's OK to let your fingers do the walking in the Yellow Pages, but not on your keyboard or while texting on your Me Phone!

 

 

I can believe I did that as I never had a cell phone until I reached age 56, and I inherited my Dad's big, fat fingers so I wasn't very nimble when it came to typing out text messages.  

 

What was my most embarrassing moment as a real estate agent that I would submit an entry to Kathleen Daniels  contest, I Cannot Believe I Just Did That ?

 

What happened?

 

With my buyer unable to attend a meeting to check on progress of the seller repairs I was volunteered to go and take some pictures for the buyer to see if the repairs were being done as promised.

I heard back from the listing agent that I was to meet her that afternoon to take a look at the progress on the repairs and sent the buyer this hasty text message to confirm the meeting:

 

LUSTING  agent wants me to meet her at the house at 4 PM.  Will send you photos when finished.

 

Needless to say I learned to proofread my texts, and I would later learn about how auto correct could do the same thing to me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments(106)

Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Oh, that is hysterical, Bruce. I can imagine your buyer was waiting impatiently for the results.

Jan 09, 2015 03:13 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Jane, perhaps if this were LA, but the most exciting thing that has happened to me when meeting a listing agent is picking up a dead animal off the carpet.

Jan 09, 2015 03:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year, and hope your 2015 has started off with a bang. 

Jan 13, 2015 10:47 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

That was an extremely thoughtful gift; hope you had a great start to the new year.

Jan 14, 2015 01:40 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Joan, thanks for your well wishes and hope the New Year is going well for you!

Jan 14, 2015 02:49 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Barbara-Jo, I am still amazed at how quickly 2014 has passed, and this month is already almost half over!  Hard to believe!

Jan 14, 2015 02:51 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

OMG, Bruce, I can't believe that it took 92 comments to make me wake up to this FABULOUS post! HYSTERICAL! I have to say that Ellen DeGeneres would have a field day with this one. 

IN case you've not seen it, she has some pretty funny quips on her show about real estate gone sideways...mostly in the paper, including the wrong spelling of a big deck....something she informs us that she is NOT interested in!

Jan 18, 2015 08:12 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Why Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905  you need to check out Gwen Banta's blog here on AR as she has hilarious MLS Blooper posts!

I did not know that Ellen DeGeneres had such fun real estate flubs.  As far as the mispelling of big deck, why wouldn't Ellen like a big dock ?  Does she not have a boat to go with her waterfront properties???   ^_~

Jan 18, 2015 08:40 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

Ahhhh, you are a funny one, Bruce! I will most definitely check out Gwen Banta as I LOVE a good laugh! 

Jan 18, 2015 08:58 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Gayle, you will not be disappointed when you visit Gwen's blog.

Jan 18, 2015 10:41 PM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Good Morning, I have made many embarassing errors when texting from my phone, so I can relate!

Jan 21, 2015 12:45 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Sharon, we learn and become more careful to avoid future embarrassing moments in our communications!!!

Jan 21, 2015 11:27 PM
Broker Patty Da Silva Da Silva
Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Cooper City, FL
Top Listing Broker

Hahahaha! Same is true when you have autocorrect in your phone. Although it was made to make our lives easier, I think it made our lives funnier!

Jan 29, 2015 12:31 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Very true Patty!  I now carefully proof read before I hit the send button!

Jan 29, 2015 12:32 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Now that's  funny Bruce- I think I- O- and U are far too close together -)

Feb 21, 2015 03:24 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mary, they are in my case for sure!  I just have to be very careful from now on!

Feb 22, 2015 05:42 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Bruce Walter the comments are not better than your posts- they add to it but they are not better!  You are an excellent writer!

Mar 03, 2015 08:52 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Shanna, thanks so much for your very kind words!  I do appreciate that, and perhaps that will motivate me to post more than once every two months.

Mar 03, 2015 08:57 PM
Mary Weiss
Zillow Group Mortgages - Seattle, WA
Trainer & Content Manager

Thanks for sharing, Bruce Walter . That single letter makes all the difference, doesn't it?! 

Mar 13, 2015 06:04 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mary, it sure does-especially when you have fat fingers.  I just don't see how one can text with both thumbs.

Mar 13, 2015 03:45 PM