Dan St. Yves: Movie quotes for real estate situations

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I wondered what if a real estate transaction was so memorable that a movie quote could have originated in that particular moment? Here are a few classic lines reworked into some common situations for sales reps.

A (real estate) Christmas carol

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Ebenezer had picked up the nickname after a famous cartoon duck, as he also was known for decidedly deep pockets from his wide-ranging real estate empire.

Dan St. Yves: A winter sleigh ride

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Something I had always wanted to do around this time of year was surprise my wife by taking her out on a traditional, seasonal sleigh ride.

Requests when viewing homes

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You would think there are some common-sense considerations that just don’t need to be pointed out – but given the human capacity for surprise and/or self-entitlement, I do have to wonder…

Dan St. Yves: 19 years and still going

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According to my records, which admittedly are about as reliable as betting on a scratched long shot at the racetrack, my first column for REM appeared in October 2000.

Dan St. Yves: A cautionary moving guide

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I had a column appear here entitled "The zen of moving", wherein I suggested that to casual onlookers, our moving caravan may have resembled the semi trailer trucks required to keep Fleetwood Mac out on the road.

Dan St. Yves: If superheroes became real estate agents

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When you’ve spent a lifetime fighting crime, or battling super-villains with your own unique superpowers, does that give you an advantage or disadvantage in the real estate business?

Dan St. Yves: Sales meeting protocols

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Beginning Thursday, we will install cameras in the staff kitchen area, and will advise the cleaners to place the dirty dishes in the office of the offender…

Spring squirrels (in the attic)

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It started with a rustling sound one night, which I dismissed as what my tummy does all the time. Except it was coming from above my head and was strong enough to drop some ceiling dust down.

How is this even possible (real estate edition)

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Over the 11 years I spent as a Realtor, so many of them were smooth and unremarkable. Then there would be those days where you just had to mutter, “How is this even possible?”