“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 . . .