The first real estate cartoon I ever saw on a poster was a picture of an ancient lookin’ guy sporting a very long white beard, leaning against his cane for support. The caption has proven timeless. It said — Portait Of A Young Man Waitin’ For Prices To Drop.
Wonder if that young man is in the market yet?
Seems like a Purposeful Plan woulda helped him bunches, don’t ya think? San Diego income property owners relate to that cartoon well. From ’69 to ’05 values went from $12-20,000 for a duplex to $500-800,000! I was 60 days past my 18th birthday when I saw that poster. Since then the above mentioned rise in value has happened while I got married, had two kids, bought my very first real estate, son graduated college, daughter about to, and a myriad other life experiences.
That cartoon is funny on several levels. First of all, and most obvious, is the fact that I first saw that poster in 1969. Almost 40 years ago. Then there are those who are now sayin’, “See, he was right!” Sometimes unintentional humor is the best.
That poster though, continues to speak volumes. What might the caption on that poster be today? I have some of my own, but first I’d love to hear yours. Ok here’s just one of my ideas.
Think — Get Outa Dodge. I’d re-caption it to read — Portrait Of A Young Man Waitin’ For San Diego Income Property To Make Spectacular Comeback.
Warning: Hairpin turn of a segue.
An example of using humor to connect with folks, or get a message across comes today from blogger icon Liz Strauss. I’m happy to say Liz is also a friend. Following her advice is not the worst thing one might choose to do — a understatement to be sure. I’ve been following her advise for some time now.
Friday night she decided to get a concept across by havin’ some fun. Common experience is a social thing. We want to share great experiences. Humor helps in this endeavor big time, if you choose to employ it.
For the record, Liz came up with BawldGuy Talking as the title for this blog.
So here’s me re-gifting. Liz gifted me and about a zillion of her other regular readers with this post Friday, and I’m passin’ it along to you. If ya don’t laugh at least a little, I’ll be surprised. I was laughin’ my butt off. Enjoy your Sunday. Here’s Liz’s post with the video.