Lessons We Can Learn About Real Estate.......From Barney Fife !!!

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Do you remember the Andy Griffith episode when Barney Fife decided how great it would be to get into real estate?  It's one of my favorite ones!  One thing you can say for Barney.....he is certainly enthusiastic and he's not afraid to pick up the phone and call his SOI!

 

He can also teach us some things about what not to do.......

 

 

 

 

 


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John Handschuh
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Great post Ann,

Many lessons to learn from this. The enthusiasm in Barney we all shared when we started in this business. I really like when Andy disclosed all the issues with the bike to Opey's buyer.

June 29, 2011 03:17 PM #10
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Nick T Pappas
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Ann, it's still one of my favorite shows, there always was a moral or positive influence.  That Barney...once he gets a hold of something he's hard pressed to let it go.

June 29, 2011 03:26 PM #11
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Ellen Caruso
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Ann, great afternoon flick, they just don't make them like this anymore!

June 29, 2011 04:44 PM #12
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Connie Harvey
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I actually remember this. When the people get interested Opie tells them about all the problems with the house. Starting with those pipes that the plumber said needed to be replaced!

June 29, 2011 04:46 PM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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TV is always easy to relate to... even for us youngsters hahaha!

June 29, 2011 06:36 PM #14
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Sharon Lee
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Ann-This is classic Barney and he sure was lovable. That was back when TV was something worth watching. Loved the episode. Hope you are doing well.

June 29, 2011 07:14 PM #15
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Debb Janes
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hahaha. I totally forgot about this episode. How fun is this? Barney was so darn annoying, but as Sharon (post 15) mentions...lovable too.  Cracks me up..."has he got it made? or has he got it made?" 

June 30, 2011 02:09 PM #16
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Hello Ann and I love the video ...

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Hey, Ann — There’s a surprise for you in my blog today. Let me know when you find it. What? You thought I was going to tell you where? Ha!

July 02, 2011 01:34 PM #18
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Kevin J. May
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Ann, Russel had your back on this one.  I found it easy enough, how about you?  Thanks!

July 02, 2011 05:13 PM #19
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Carla Freund
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I just happened to see this episode on TV recently. It was quite funny.

July 02, 2011 05:46 PM #20
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Kathy Schowe
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"Just give them a little nudge, and they'll sell their house!"   Russel sent me here-- and I loved it!  Thanks and have a great 4th!  Kathy

July 02, 2011 08:43 PM #21
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Jeremy Wrenn
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Opie's in the closet!

Definitely learned what NOT to do from Barney.  :D

And Russel sent me here as well!

July 03, 2011 09:16 AM #22
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Charita Cadenhead
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And I'll tell you what else I learned from Barney:  You've just got to Nip It!  Nip It In the Bud!

July 03, 2011 10:15 AM #23
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Richard T. Dolbeare
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Hi Ann,

Thanks, I enjoyed the Andy Griffith clips and his phone call reminded me of my childhood.  He asked his operator "Sarah" to ring his house.  In my case, I had to turn a crank first and then Floe would come on the line to see who I wanted to call.  Typically I'd ask for "3F4" which was my friend Petey.

Aloha,

Richard

July 03, 2011 12:55 PM #24
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Steve Stenros
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The video is an absolute classic, Ann! Thanks for sharing it. Made my day!

July 03, 2011 02:38 PM #25
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You gotta love Barney.  And yes, lots of lessons on ... what to and what NOT to do

July 03, 2011 11:19 PM #26
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Love Barney--even named my dog after him!  LOL  And, like Connie, I remembered when Opie disclosed all that was wrong with the house!  Thanks for the laugh, Ann!

I hope you and yours have a fabulous Fourth!

July 04, 2011 10:39 AM #27
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Maria Morton
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Ha ha- Barney Fife sells real estate! I had forgotten about this episode. Thanks, Ann!

July 30, 2011 07:28 PM #28
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J. Philip Faranda
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I guess they didn't have Centralized Showings back then. It would have made things much easier. 

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