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April Fool’s 2021 — Realtor Edition

“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...
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Phone Etiquette: Realtor-to-Realtor vs. Realtor-to-Client

“I’m Not Being Rude . . . I’m Just Being a Realtor” It’s purely anecdotal, but my guess is that nobody can (and does!) end a conversation faster than a veteran Realtor. They/we aren’t being short or abrupt. Rather, we’re just juggling lots of balls, and know that, when a hard-to-reach client pops up on your caller ID...
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How Do You Abbreviate “Assessments?”

Realtor Freudian Slips? I found a Post-it note on the ground in the Edina Realty-City Lakes parking lot the other day that read: “Seller checking on Pending Assess.” I’m pretty sure they meant “Assessment” “ just not 100% sure . . . 🙂 P.S.: Theory #2 — somebody (the listing agent and/or Seller) didn’t like the...
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Realtor April Fool’s Jokes

“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...
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What Realtors REALLY Do (According to Colin Quinn)

“For Sale” Signs vs. “NOT For Sale” Signs I’ve got my own definition of what Realtors do. See, “Realtor Job Description 2019.” But, I’m mostly OK** with the one offered by standup comedian (and social critic) Colin Quinn, in his Netflix special “Red State Blue State”: “That was the genius of the Founding Fathers: they...
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4. Dress Code for Home Closings**

Realtor-Client Double Standard There are really only two rules when it comes to proper attire for a home closing: 1) the Realtors and other professionals (closers and lender) should wear formal business attire (sorry, no “business casual”); 2) clients can wear whatever they want. Which I guess means there’s only one rule. For men, at...
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