You Know You’re a Realtor® When…

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Ah, it’s “hump day,” and that means we all need a break from our busy week.

I love sharing tips about everything from what to post on Facebook to how to use business cards. But if you knew me, you’d also know I have a great sense of humor.

To put it simply, I love to laugh!

So, why not take a break and see if you recognize yourself in these descriptions? You know you’re a Realtor® when…

…You Don’t Remember the Color of Your Passenger Seat

Let’s just own it – for most of us, the passenger seat is our desk more often than our desk is. So on any given day, we might have papers, solo cups, a package of leftover cookies, and who knows what else.

I mean, we’d clean it off, but it would be piled up again in five minutes, you know?

Honestly, you know it’s time to take action when the airbag detector says there’s a passenger over there. Until then, well… you know.

…You Tie Balloons to Open House Signs Instead of Eating Breakfast

I mean, priorities, right? Certainly there will be something to snack on at the open house.

Oh shoot, snacks. OK, one more stop for this morning.

See, aren’t you glad you skipped breakfast?

…You Know Exactly How Many Listings You Can Get to On ¼ Tank of Gas

Who has time to put gas in the car? Most Realtors® I know have their gas tank management down to a science. ¼ tank is just a reminder.

A reminder that I’ll ignore until the very. last. minute.

Hey, closing that deal for my buyer is worth it. #SorryNotSorry

…You Never Stop Working

Even when your kid is getting stitches at urgent care. I mean, you’re just in the waiting room anyway. Why not get a few more showings scheduled and make sure the escrow officer got your documentation?

When they call you back… in an hour… you’ll be there for the munchkin. No sweat.

…The Weekend is When You’re Busiest

To quote Bill Belichick, “No Days Off!”

Your answer to “What are you doing this weekend” is always the same. And frankly, you love it and wouldn’t have it any other way.

You can take Wednesday off. Friday through Sunday is prime time for real estate.

…You’re Super Grateful No One Counts Phone Minutes Anymore

Oh my goodness, the days when you had to pay a ton for minutes are over! Hallelujah! It’s great news since your minutes are always in the six-figure range.

Now you don’t pay for all those minutes. Instead, you pay for data. Fortunately, unlimited data is almost always an option.

Gotta stay connected!

…Your Keychain Looks Like an Ancient Monster From the Deep

Uh, anyone else have way. too. many. keys?

I mean, you’re not even an agent if you don’t have key rings connected to key rings connected to more key rings. The whole thing is outrageous. It’s a miracle you can even find the one you’re looking for!

Or maybe you don’t link them all together, you just keep the pile in a drawer in your office. It’s like the mythical “junk drawer,” but really it’s just filled to the brim with keys.

…Your Kids All Know Realtor®-Speak

It’s like a second language. If your five-year-old already knows what the MLS is and your kids play at showing houses instead of playing house… well, you’re obviously a pro.

And, you’re raising those kids right!

…Your Marketing Materials Are Always Ready

If you’re always quick on the draw with your business cards and on point with monthly farming postcards, you know you’re a Realtor®.

(And if either of those could use some help, you know who to call!)


Which one of these did you identify with the most? Share in the comments!


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Nadine Larder it's just a guess, but I think every comment will relate to each of your points.... they ALL sound valid to me.

Sep 25, 2019 05:15 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is a hoot - I think that I will share this with my family so they understand why my car looks like it does! 

Sep 25, 2019 06:00 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Nadine. This is funny but also a little sad as well. Have a good day.

Sep 25, 2019 08:54 AM #3
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I do relate Nadine, thanks for the reminder! *sigh* 

Sep 25, 2019 06:02 PM #4
Jean-Paul Peron
The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany - Corolla, NC
Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive

This was a GREAT IDEA. I may incorporate it into our Association FB Group

Sep 26, 2019 06:02 AM #5
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

This post brought a smile to start off my day!  Especially the point about the weekend...many times in the busy spring and summer months I just can't plan anything for Friday and Saturday, knowing I'll be looking at new listings with my buyers!

Sep 26, 2019 07:38 AM #6
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

First post I read today and I chuckled throughout and had to admit as well ... you caught me!

Sep 26, 2019 09:31 AM #7
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Nice to get a smile out of our crazy world once in a while. Otherwise, most of us would switch professions!! LOL

Sep 26, 2019 10:20 AM #8
Greg Mona
eXp Realty - Chandler, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Thanks for the chuckles, Nadine Larder! I'm sure at any given time all of those would apply especially if you've been in the business for any length of time. As for working weekends, you know the old saying..."I only work on the days that end with the letter Y". :-)

Sep 26, 2019 04:36 PM #9
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Boy - you said it sister, the last time I had a weekend off was when I was in the Hospital with a brocken Pelvis. But I worked from my Wheel Chair, after that.

Sep 28, 2019 12:22 PM #10
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