My new client Tom.

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I had a call this afternoon from a potential new client. Here is how the conversation went.

Ring ring.

Me : "Hello this is Ellie"

New Client (NC) : " Hello"

Me : " Hello this is Ellie, who am I speaking to?"

NC : "Hello my name is Tom"

Me : " Hello Tom, how can I help you today?"

NC : "My house burned down"

Me : " How terrible, how can I help you?"

NC : " Can you fix it?"

Me : " I am very sorry Tom, but no, I can't" Can I find you a new house?"

NC : " OK"

Me : " What kind of house would you like?"

NC : " I want a house with a flat door (?), a small library, a few bedrooms and a window box with flowers in it"

Me : " OK, how many bedrooms do you need?"

NC : " 3 would be good"

Me : " Who is going to be living in the house?"

NC : " Me, my wife and my child"

Me : " What are their names?"

NC : " My wife is called Lola and my son is James"

Me : "What other rooms are special to you? Did you need a kitchen? Does your wife like to cook?"

NC : "Yes, we need a kitchen with a stove because my wife likes to cook tomato salad & soup"

Me : "What about a yard?"

NC : "Yes I want a yard with a trampoline and a playground"

Me : " How soon do you want to buy a house Tom?"

NC : "In about 18 or 19 years"

Me : " OK Tom, thanks for calling, I will take a look for homes that match your needs and get in contact with you"

NC : " OK, thank you.......Goodbye"

A few minutes later my 5 year old son walked into the room with a grin as big as a Cheshire cat. I am sorry Mummy, but you didn't get a call from a new client, that was me pranking you!


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Karen Anne Stone
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Miss Ellie:  I think we have a budding comedian/actor there.  Who knows, if he gets good enough at it, you can retire and become his manager.  How cool is that ?

Question:  Did you have any idea that this was your son calling, or did he fool you ?  That is question #1.  Next... can you imagine being a Realtor for the next nineteen years.  Let's see... nineteen years from now... ummm... that would put you in your mid 40's.  Am I close ?  <impish grin>

Apr 21, 2012 06:03 PM #5
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Sonja Patterson
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Ellie, that is too cute!!  I'm glad Tom's house did not burn down and he is "in" to reading (a small library)...how adorable!!  This is gold-star worthy!! :)

Apr 21, 2012 06:08 PM #6
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Ed Silva
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Poor Ellie, to get pranked from within. That's funny.

Apr 21, 2012 06:14 PM #7
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Tim- Caller ID is a wonderful thing.

Apr 21, 2012 06:14 PM #8
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jill- He was dead pan throughout the entire conversation.

Apr 21, 2012 06:16 PM #9
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Norma- The funny thing is how much he listens to what I say. Also no idea where Lola came from!

Apr 21, 2012 06:22 PM #10
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Carla- He is my biggest fan- he says I work too much!

Apr 21, 2012 06:23 PM #11
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Karen- how sweet you are. My poor child already knows that I will probably be senile before he is out of college.

Apr 21, 2012 06:24 PM #12
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Sonja - No idea where he came up with this. The conversation was very fluent too.

Apr 21, 2012 06:25 PM #13
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Martha Brown
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Too cute. drew is certainly your biggest fan and knows your business pretty well. He will certainly follow in your footsteps. :0)

Apr 21, 2012 06:26 PM #14
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ed- The hard part was keeping a straight face and not laughing when he answered me.

Apr 21, 2012 06:26 PM #15
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Martha- Just a few more years till he can get his license.

Apr 21, 2012 06:49 PM #16
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Lou Ludwig
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Ellie

It's a good thing to havea  sense of humor, sounds like your son has a good one.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 21, 2012 07:48 PM #17
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Your son should be the star of a YouTube Video.  What a great prankster!   Thanks for sharing.

Apr 21, 2012 07:55 PM #18
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Ellie-there is nothing better than a child who can put a smile on the face of not only his parents but the rest of AR as well.  Have a great Sunday.

Apr 22, 2012 05:49 AM #19
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Karen Anne Stone
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But Ellie... just think of some of the things on the bright side of senility.  For one, you get to hide your own Easter eggs.

Apr 22, 2012 07:18 AM #20
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Lou- He is quite a character.

Apr 22, 2012 08:22 AM #21
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Fred- He does do my videos- but I have to bribe him

Apr 22, 2012 08:48 AM #22
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Cindy - he keeps us busy.

Apr 22, 2012 09:05 AM #23
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Dana Hollish Hill
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Love it! I can see my kids doing the same thing to me. Thanks for sharing!
Apr 22, 2012 03:12 PM #24
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