Dubious Symbolism

Every so often, I actually need to mail something to another agent.

Most common example:  an earnest money check, when a Buyer client prefers not to electronically transfer funds, either due to logistics or security concerns.

Which means I need a postage stamp, which means I need to choose a postage stamp.

What, No German Shepherd?!?

To my chagrin the other day, I realized that my only remaining stamps are a snake, a tortoise, and a mouse.

Especially with a potentially challenging Buyer’s inspection coming up, the symbols associated with those “pets” may not send exactly the right signal(s) to the other side.

I don’t know about other Realtors, but my associations are: meek, submissive (mouse); slow if not glacial response time (tortoise); and cunning, devious (snake).

Or, I suppose, they could simply open the letter and not notice . . 🙂

See also, “The Goldman Sachs Risk”: Sheep, Wolves ” and German Shepherds.”

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.
2 Responses
  1. Susan

    Only You would over think this, Ross! Thanks for the chuckle. Hopefully, you are able to keep the transaction together.

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