Hey … it’s summer. Hopefully you’re reading this on a beach somewhere or enjoying a margarita by the pool. If not, I suggest you do that soon. It’s good for business to take a break every now and again, so I thought I’d share some industry laughs with you.
►Sign next to FSBO: We shoot every third agent and the second one just left.
►The sellers told me their house was near the water. It was in the basement.
►Real Estate Agent: First, you folks tell me what you can afford, then we'll have a good laugh and go on from there.
►There is no longer a need for the neutron bomb. We already have something that destroys people and leaves buildings intact. It's called a mortgage.
►The house is only five minutes from shopping … if you've got an airplane.
►The trouble with owning a home is that no matter where you sit, you are looking at something you should be doing.
►If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
►I went to buy a toaster and it came with a bank.
►How much are they asking for your rent now? Oh, about twice a day.
►How do you define an optimist? A bank manager who irons five shirts on Sunday night.
►My buyers want a new home on the outskirts—of their income, that is.
►A man went to his bank manager and said, “I'd like to start a small business. How do I go about it?” “Simple,” said the bank manager. “Buy a big one and wait.”
►My buyers went through debt consolidation. Now they have only one bill they won’t pay.
Andy W. Harris, CRMS is president and owner of Lake Oswego, Ore.-based Vantage Mortgage Group Inc. and 2010-2011 president of the Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals. He may be reached by phone at (877) 496-0431 or e-mail [email protected]
or visit VantageMortgageGroup.com.