Oh, who am I kidding?

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

I just found this on the information superhighway (thank you Al Gore), and couldn't resist sharing it.  It's funny, 'cause as Realtors, we know it's also potentially true.

I can actually hear it. Can't you?

There are just so many stupid things that sellers, contractors, handymen do that make our jobs that much more difficult.

I don't mean to single them out... plenty of things that fellow Realtors, buyers and family members do, too.

As well as local politicians, federal politicians, vendors and loan officers, inspectors... hey, you name it.

Let's just narrow it down to everyone in the freakin' world has the ability to make our jobs more difficult.

Excepting, of course, ourselves.

Oh, who am I kidding?... I'm just as responsible for making my life more difficult... just ask my ex.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time, Alan!

Mar 13, 2020 09:38 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Alan. This is kinda of funny and I didn't need to ask your ex.

Mar 13, 2020 09:59 AM #2
Christine Wade - Real Estate Virtual Assistant
Christine Wade - Townsend, MT
Proud to Serve Your Real Estate Support Needs

Ha - love it!  The smoke detector thing reminded me of something I heard on the radio (I think) the other day...this guy's father has been talking to a "squirrel" everytime he walked by a certain area of his home - the thought a squirrel was living under the house or something...his son had to "kill his pet squirrel" by telling him that it was really a smoke detector in the home chirping because of a low battery!

Mar 13, 2020 11:04 AM #3
Gail Smith-Bibb
Gwen Fowler Real Estate - West Union, SC
A tradition of trust

Thanks for the good laugh since we will all be dead from the VIRUS next week. Enjoy!

Mar 13, 2020 01:07 PM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That is classic.  The worst I ever saw was a remodeled kitchen where an HVAC vent was inside a cabinet.  Jay Markanich called it the bread warmer.

Mar 13, 2020 01:45 PM #5
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

And a bread warmer it was! 

With my thermal camera I have found countless HVAC registers covered with drywall, and flooring, and ceramic tile, and once a refrigerator!  And receptacles covered with drywall as well.

And with that hole in the ceiling that smoke detector should have no problems, um, detecting!

When the Internet was created my mother was a young secretary at the Pentagon (they were using the Internet at the Dept of Defense) and Algore was still sucking his thumb. 

Her claim to fame was in 1940 when running around a corner with an armful of papers and slamming smack into General Eisenhower.  Her papers scattered everywhere and he helped her pick them up!

Mar 13, 2020 02:41 PM #6
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Having restored Victorian homes for over a decade, I used to think I'd seen it all. But as your post points out, I ain't seen nothin' yet. What is the matter with people??

Mar 13, 2020 06:07 PM #7
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Even ON the ceiling is better than IN the ceiling. Image may contain: text

Mar 13, 2020 06:32 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alan- you do have a way of making me laugh!!!!  This reminded me of when our neighbor when around his home sealing all of the weep holes to try to conserve energy. We\ve all done it or seen these things. I do miss seeing Jay Markanich Mighty Mo. 

Mar 13, 2020 07:08 PM #9
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alan. After I stopped laughing I accepted the truth! Just when I have it all figured out, the critic side of me points out how wrong I am. Enjoy your day!

Mar 14, 2020 04:30 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I needed a big laugh this morning. Thank you, Alan. 

Mar 14, 2020 07:27 AM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Ot you can ask my exes. If we make if difficult then we can't cast the first stone. But after that practice toss we can really nail the fastball on the second.

Mar 15, 2020 02:17 PM #12
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

“Who am I kidding?” That’s what we say so often, but a lot of the time we have to take a chance.

Mar 19, 2020 10:17 PM #13
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

No casting stones at all here and wishing people all the best in the whole world! Joe Pryor

Mar 19, 2020 10:19 PM #14
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