Pick Your Words Carefully

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sellstate Advantage Realty

Greetings from not so sunny Cape Coral, Florida! I know this is Thursday, and I missed the Hump Day humor!  Sorry about that, but we had a date with Faye.  We were prepared for the worst, but other then some strong wind, and lots of rain Cape Coral survived unscathed! The outer bands of the tropical storm are still affecting us with intermittent showers throughout the course of the day and some gusty winds!

The buyer activity was back to normal today with contracts being written on houses in all price ranges!  Believe it or not, we have somebody submit an offer on a three bedroom two bath home with a pool for $69,000!  That's right $69,000!  Unbelievable!!!

During one of my training sessions this past week, we talked about the importance of picking your words carefully.  People sometimes hear what they want to hear and what they hear is not what we meant!  Here is an example of what I'm talking about:


It was a hot Saturday evening in the summer of 1964 in Cape Coral, Florida and Fred had a date with Peggy Sue. He arrived at her house and rang the bell.

"Oh, come on in!" Peggy Sue's mother said as she welcomed Fred in.

"Have a seat in the living room. Would you like something to drink?"  Maybe a lemonade or an iced tea?

"Iced tea, please," Fred said. Mom brought the iced tea.

"So, what are you and Peggy planning to do tonight?" she asked.

"Oh, probably catch a movie, and then maybe grab a bite to eat at the ice cream shop, maybe take a walk on the beach..."

"Peggy likes to screw, you know," Mom informed him.

"Really?" Fred replied, shocked to hear this from her mom!

"Oh yes," the mother continued. "When she goes out with her friends, that's all they do!"

"Is that so?" asked Fred, incredulous.

"Yes," said the mother. "As a matter of fact, she'd screw all night if we let her!"

"Well, thanks for the tip!" Fred said as he began thinking about alternate plans for the evening.

A moment later, Peggy Sue came down the stairs looking pretty as a picture wearing a pink blouse and a hoop skirt, and with her hair tied back in a ponytail.

"Hi Fred!",she said!

"Have fun, kids!"
mom said as they left.

Half an hour later, a completely disheveled Peggy Sue burst into the house and slammed the front door behind her!

"The Twist, Mom!" she angrily yelled to her mother in the kitchen. "The freakin' dance is called the Twist!"

Have a great day!  I will be on vacation for a week celebrating my wedding anniversary in beautiful Myrtle Beach South Carolina!   I hope we don't have another date with Faye!!

 Mike Kelly, Sellstate Advantage Realty, Cape Coral, Florida, 239-549-9200


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