(Non-Local) Realtor Gaffes and Flubs

You might be a redneck if you think Sherlock Holmes is a housing project down in Biloxi.

–Jeff Foxworthy, comedian

In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck if  . . .” litany of jokes, I thought I’d offer my own Minneapolis-based Realtor version — mostly drawn from my fellow (non-Minneapolis) Realtors.

Without further adieu . .. 

You might not be an expert on Minneapolis or Minneapolis housing if . . . .

–You call it “Calhoun Lake” (it’s “Lake Calhoun”).

–You don’t know where the Wedge is.

–You think Minneapolis’ motto is “City of Lights” (that’s Paris; Minneapolis’ is “City of Lakes”).

–You don’t know what a “built-in” is, or have never heard the term “mill work.”

–You refer to Minneapolis as the “Mini-Apple” (trust me, no one in Minneapolis calls it that, just as no one in the Bay Area calls San Francisco “Frisco”). 

–You don’t know that the Guthrie moved (almost five years ago; it’s on the Mississippi now, in a stunning new building). 

–You can’t name a single area bike path (the list includes the Midtown Greenway, the Kenilworth Trail, the Cedar Lake Trail, the Grand Rounds, etc.).  

Feel free to add your own favorite . . .

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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