PHOENIX—According to sources currently seated in rows 14 through 18 aboard flight 763, two middle-aged REALTORS® are really hitting it off during the trip to Inman in New York.
Using terms like “AVM” and “CMA,” the slightly overweight, average-looking men are reportedly engaged in a detailed discussion about overwhelmingly exciting work-related topics and, sources said, seem to be getting along great.
“They got to talking as soon as we boarded, and you could tell they just clicked right away,” said 31-year-old Camille Catteano of 16B, adding that one of the men, upon looking up from his REALTOR Magazine™, immediately recognized the Keller Williams™ logo on the polo shirt of the man sitting down in the next seat. “Since then, they’ve been going on and on about Zestimates, Lead Generation, RPR, and commission splits.”
I mean, just listen to them,” Catteano continued. “You’d think they were old pals. But they just met and just happen to both be in real estate.”
Nearby passengers confirmed that the men, both wearing khaki pants with cell phones clipped to their belts, began the conversation by exchanging information about their respective listings and recent transactions. Reports indicated they then began to discuss various methods for “social networking” and “Search Engine Optimization” which appear to occupy a sizable portion of the day-to-day work in their profession.
“I tuned them out for 30 minutes or so while listening to music, but when I took my headphones off, they were still going strong, chatting about some trade show they’ve both attended in Orlando,” said Marco Cruz, who occupies the row’s window seat, adding that the two joked about how difficult it was to get between meetings at all of the hotels around the convention center. “Then they got into how IDX policy standards have changed over the years and how listing syndication is really broken across the board, and at that point, I dozed off.”
Although sources reported a brief lull in the conversation when both men took out their laptops and began typing blog posts. The discussion is said to have picked up again after one of the men complained about his company’s efforts to write a blog, prompting both individuals to express their frustration that “its every agent for himself now” and “no one has offices with doors anymore.”
“When I came around to their row with refreshments, they were so engrossed in conversation, talking about getting bank approvals on short sales, and something about minimum service brokerage, that I almost couldn’t bring myself to interrupt them,” flight attendant Jordan Neal said. “But as soon as they ordered their tomato juice, they got right back into it again, having the time of their lives as they discussed mobile data entry into MLS systems.”
Several passengers also confirmed they had looked back and witnessed the two men wearing their headphones and chuckling at the same point during the in-flight movie.
According to reports aboard the aircraft, the discussion eventually shifted to other aspects of the duo’s lives; including what apps they have on their iPad, and Market Leader’s drip marketing system compared to Top Producer and Agent Achieve.
At press time, after landing at JFK, the two men reportedly agreed to take a taxi into the city together.
Enjoy your New Year’s Celebration. We look forward to seeing you at Inman in New York and hope you have a great flight.
:This post was inspired by the great writing at The Onion.