” . . . and Your Dog’s Ugly”
I recently heard about an agent who shows up at every listing presentation ” essentially, a job interview for Realtors ” with a conspicuous “Sold” sign that they leave in plain view of the prospective Seller.
Apparently, the agent thinks it projects confidence, “go-getter” hustle, etc.**
However, it backfired with an elderly Seller when the sign slipped just a little too deeply into the agent’s briefcase.
I guess that would make it a “malaprop” (sorry, I couldn’t resist).
P.S.: I took the liberty of reenacting the goof ” that’s actually my briefcase in the two photos.
**I think the tactic could just as easily be construed as off-puttingly presumptuous ” which is why I don’t do it.
See also, “Realtor Gaffes & Bloopers“; “Stealth Realtor Job Skill: Interviewing Well“; “How’s THAT For Seller Candor“; “The Listing Agent-Cum-Investigative Reporter“; “Realtors, Standup Comedy, and Listing Presentations“; and “Sensitive Listing Presentations.”