(Borrowed) Realtor Tools of the Trade

The cobbler’s kids always goes barefoot.


The physical therapist’s husband’s back always aches.


Being married to a physical therapist doesn’t guaranty me free treatment for my achy back; on the contrary, that’s the last thing my wife is interested in doing after attending to patients all day.

But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t fringe benefits.

My new listing has gorgeous hardwood floors covered by carpet, which stubbornly wouldn’t stay peeled back: duct tape, heavy stone bookends, and large rocks (literally from my yard) didn’t work aesthetically and/or literally.

The solution?

My wife’s 5 lb. and 10 lb. physical therapy weights — also ideal as “paper (carpet?) weights.”

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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