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My New Years Resolution: Can We Make This Transaction FUN?!

Volkswagen has gotten my attention with their "fun theory."

Fun theory?  Aren't we all supposed to be working?

We're still going to get the work done.  The difference is finding ways to make the work enjoyable.  Make the transaction FUN!

So check these out:


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Comment balloon 29 commentsMike Jones • November 16 2009 06:55PM


Fun?  I like it!!!  :)

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) almost 11 years ago

Mike, what a great idea, I want one :o)

Posted by Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage (LoanOfficerSchool.com) almost 11 years ago


How can we apply the theory to our daily interactions with clients?


Hey, stranger!  Where ya been?  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

LOL!!!!  Love it!!  Thanks for sharing Mike!

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mike-  Such a novel concept.  If we can't have a lttle fun, I'd just quit!  Life's too short! --Sara

Posted by Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS (iTexas Realty Co.) almost 11 years ago

I love it!  So what you are saying is I need sound effects when I stage houses?  Interesting!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 11 years ago

Mike - that was great!! 

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) almost 11 years ago

What kind of sound can we make when someone calls us about listing their house?

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 11 years ago

Mike, when I first meet buyers, I tell them that I promise, we will have fun looking for houses.  Almost always, I come away with a client for life.  Not always, but almost!  Life is supposed to be fun.  buying a house is a good thing.  It's supposed to be an enjoyable experience.

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) almost 11 years ago

Mike, I've seen these before and I have to tell you, if I saw them in person, you would have to pull me off, I would be haveing a blast with them!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) almost 11 years ago


It just looks like fun, doesn't it?  And that's the point.


I don't know; I've never listed a house...  :)


It really is!


I guess it depends on the sound.  :)  I do seriously wonder, though, how we can get back to helping our clients enjoy interacting with us.


I don't know; that Sphinx doesn't look like he's having much fun.  LOL

Jared & Amanda,

I'm just a kid at heart.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago
Hi Mike, Fun stuff, that works for me too!
Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mike!
Too funny...and really a great idea!

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) almost 11 years ago

Fun is good!  Sometimes we over complicate things and make them not fun!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 11 years ago

That's just great stuff Mike!

Thanks for sharing it with us here in the Rain!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 11 years ago


The piano thing was done in the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks, but he actually learned dance steps to make a song...Good post. Sometimes we need to remember to make things fun.

Here is the link from "Big".



Posted by Patrick Randles (Nova Home Loans) almost 11 years ago

Mike - loved the piano stairs video. LIfe is too short to not have fun, but it 's easy to get sucked into the trap of things being too serious (I know that all too well).

Patrick - that scene in Big was great fun. Thanks for the memory.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Hey Mike you know fun is right up my alley.  When the market was more 'normal' and not dealing with all the frustration of muliple offers blah blah blah our buyers actually had FUN buying a home.  I tell them it's going to be Fun 'playing house' - especailly the first timers.  And it is lol

Love these videos - very creative with the piano. I could see myself making music on it and having a blast. Thanks for the fun trip this morning!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 11 years ago
For my next party, I'm going to make an audio recording of "The World's Deepest Bin" and attach it to my toilet so that it can only trigger when the seat is down.
Posted by John J. Woods, Going where no man has gone before - wouldn't you? (Big Dog Press, LLC) almost 11 years ago
Mike, What a great reminder! I need to think of ways to apply this to my business too! Even when I'm having fun, its important to make sure we are incorporating ways for clients to have fun!
Posted by Theresa Anderson (A New View Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 11 years ago

How funny, I just posted the piano stairs video on my facebook page yesterday!

Posted by Sue Eller (Realogics Sotheby's International Realty-Sequim) almost 11 years ago

I always try to make my transactions fun.  It's my clients who don't always want to join in.

Posted by Douglas Fischer (East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos) almost 11 years ago


Sort of the same situation as with the trash bin above?  That's the point.  What can we do to make them happy they found us?


I'll have to find you on FB!


Come on back when you have an idea and post it here in a comment.  Thanks!


You know how to throw a party.  LOL


You're welcome!  Have a successful day selling.


Right you are!


Thanks for the link!


You're welcome!


With that smile, I know you work to make it fun for your clients.  :)


Come on back with some ideas!



Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago
I have seen these before, but it was fun to see them again. Thanks so much.
Posted by Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA (Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage) almost 11 years ago

Now we just need to come up with a "funtheory" to sell homes and WooHoo!!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

ingenuity has its benefits! I want to find a place to play the piano with my feet, too. can we rent piano stairs for open houses???? and promote them. We'd get a lot of people coming by just out of curiosity, and, hey, they may even like the house.

Ok, there's an entrepreneur out there who i just gave an idea, too. hahahha!

Posted by Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux, Where Buying & Selling Works (Keller Williams Suburban Realty) almost 11 years ago


A mini-version of the piano stairs...  That could be fun!  See you on your blog.


Thanks for stopping by; I'm working on it, buddy.


You're welcome!  See you soon.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

When I used to lead law teams to trial, one of our meeting break-up lines was "are we having fun yet?" Yes, we were: we may have been sleep deprived and missing home, but we were having fun.

Meanwhile, how long do you think these record low rates can stick around?

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) almost 11 years ago


Boy, I didn't expect them to last this long--the low interest rates.  I predicted rates at 6% by Christmas!  But I'm having fun!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

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