Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Yes, it was when the Church changed its cadendar, but not all did and celebrated Easter later. They became the April fools... or something like that.

Apr 01, 2018 01:50 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I know it's been around since the start of the 18th century, but there are differing hypotheses as to how it started. 

Apr 01, 2018 12:13 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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So many fools, so little time.

Apr 01, 2018 11:27 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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Wasn't that the day Zillow launched?

Apr 01, 2018 12:35 PM
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Bob Crane
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I will ignore the Fools and concentrate on the less foolish parts of life today and everyday.

but do still look forward to your answer Praful.

 

Apr 01, 2018 11:44 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I did at one time. It is not something I keep space in my brain to store. 

Apr 01, 2018 06:14 PM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
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I have to admit, this one got me - it actually came in yesterday - I know I am never at the pinnacle of fashion, but I thought this is rediculous - buy one pair of overwear get a pair of underwear free - very clever promotion, and it had me for about 2 minutes,

 

Apr 01, 2018 05:23 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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  I defer to Olga Simoncelli and A  Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Apr 01, 2018 03:46 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Olga Simoncelli has the answer as to why I will be celebrating Easter next week also.  We celebrated my mother's Easter (she was Catholic) and my father's Easter, (he was Russian Greek Orthodox). As a kid, I loved it.  More chocolate!  A

Apr 01, 2018 03:29 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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I don't know....but I do know today was a Blessed family day....

Apr 01, 2018 02:44 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Apr 01, 2018 02:22 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No... I only know I seem to come across Fools nearly every day. 

Apr 01, 2018 02:11 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

I think it was started by a Scandinavian looking into a mirror and his name was purported to be:  

                                                 LOOF  LIRPA

Apr 01, 2018 01:03 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I do not know

Apr 01, 2018 12:38 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'll go with Olga Simoncelli's answer! I have no clue!

Apr 03, 2018 06:30 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I do not have an answer to this one.

Apr 02, 2018 07:12 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
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I am a curious fellow, but not that curious.

Apr 02, 2018 06:45 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Bob Crane nailed this one!

Apr 02, 2018 06:32 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Looking out the window seeing snow means an April 2 fools day

Apr 02, 2018 05:37 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I do not.

Apr 02, 2018 05:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Clueless and it does not bother me.

Apr 02, 2018 04:45 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I'm sure there are many blog posts about it in here written over the years. 

Apr 01, 2018 10:06 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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If I knew the origin, it could be a post. 

Apr 01, 2018 09:07 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Keller Williams Legacy One Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Here is an article that shares the history of the holiday - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/april-fools-tradition-popularized

The real question? How can we make sure it does not clash with Easter... that just seemed odd and I don't recall it happening in the past. 

Apr 01, 2018 08:38 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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It doesn't much matter.  Today was about Easter for my family.

Apr 01, 2018 06:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have heard the story but it has been awhile. Please refresh us.

Apr 01, 2018 06:04 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I hope this isn't a joke!

Apr 01, 2018 05:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Because Pope Gregory decided to change the calendar from starting on April 1 to January 1.  Hence the name "Gregoran Calendar".

Apr 01, 2018 05:14 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Results of elections

Apr 01, 2018 04:25 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Praful, there are a few stories about how April fool's started. Happy April fool's day.

Apr 01, 2018 03:29 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Not without scrolling down or Googling it Praful Thakkar .

Apr 01, 2018 12:46 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Seems like a good amount of logical answers already listed. I hope it was good for you anyway you think it started. 

Apr 02, 2018 07:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I have no idea; however, much like day light savings it needs to end.

Apr 02, 2018 05:12 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Apr 01, 2018 03:08 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you -

Jan 18, 2019 04:08 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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I did know the answer but I am late to the party and its already been answered lol

Apr 30, 2018 10:43 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Wow I have no idea but I am sure I will find out by some of the comments.

 

Apr 06, 2018 04:32 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I do not know, but sure is full to pull pranks.  I did not this year though.

Apr 05, 2018 08:28 AM