“Can I Please Speak to Myra Mains?”

Courtesy of retired Edina Realty office manager Josh Kaplan, here is a classic April Fool’s joke for ” make that on ” Realtors, especially “newbie” Realtors.

The front desk leaves a voicemail for the intended Realtor-victim (plural, ideally), telling them that they have a lead for them. The prospect’s name is “Myra Mains”; her number is 612-927-****.

Here’s what happens next:

Realtor: “This is Jane Doe at Edina Realty. Can I please speak to Myra Mains?”
Other line: . . . .“click’ (sometimes preceded by a “Ha! Ha! Very funny!”).

It’s funniest when the Realtor persists and re-dials a couple of times before catching on.

The phone number, of course, belongs to a local funeral home . . .

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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