“Dating,” “Going Steady,” & “Engaged”

If you’re a homeowner whose house is on the market, here’s a quick way to characterize your relationship with your (listing) agent:

Less than 3 months on the market: Dating
3-6 months on the market: Going Steady
6-12 months on the market: Engaged
Over 1 year on the market: Married

Unlike in real life, in real estate, there’s no such thing as “happily married” clients and Realtors.

Instead, almost all such real estate “marriages” end in . . . divorce.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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