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Elmira Heights, New York: A Real Estate Listing Before Computers...

1972 Listing: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Before Computers & Smart Phones ~

The funny thing about this listing?  I found it easier to read than the MLS form presently used by the Tucson Association of REALTORS.  Seriously!  Read the description of the bedrooms and see if you don't agree.

When it comes to getting ahold of the 'salesman' there's just a single phone number.  And notice what's missing~it's a wonder anyone made a living back then...  :)

  • No area code
  • No fax number
  • No mobile number
  • No toll-free number
  • No extension
  • No pager number
  • No email address
  • No website
  • No video
  • ...and just one photo!

I'll bet when you called the 733-9191, a real person answered the phone!  Ah for the days when life was simpler...

EDIT:  The taxes are as of 1971, so I'm thinking this must be 1972.


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE LLC ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices in Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista & Nogales


Comment balloon 16 commentsMike Jones • September 30 2011 01:35PM


 I miss those days too.  I really do.  I adapt and change because i have to, not because I wanted to.  BTW- saw a beautiful sunset Monday as I drove through your part of the world.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 9 years ago


I'm glad to hear we shared a sunset!  Safe trip back from San Diego.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago


The times have changed for the better.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

What's missing, other than an area code??

How about a co-op??

I love that "Mortgage balance - NONE"

This is priceless but there's no date on it.

In my first office, we had listings on 5x8 cards with no photos.  GEEZ!

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 9 years ago

HI MIKE!  So simple to read isn't it?!  Very nice!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Oh I LOVE this! I was a history major and this is definately a piece of history! I reminds me of the good old days when I sold real estate when we had the weekly book!

Posted by Rosalie Evans, The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale (Meritus Group Real Estate) over 9 years ago
Mike, those days were so different- I like that it states"NO SUNDAY SHOWING" you don't find much of that these days.
Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) over 9 years ago

Boy ... Brings back memories, I sure remember those days!  We used to keep one Polaroid camera in the office to take a black and white picture to send in with hand typed listing card that we dropped off or mailed to the MLS office!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 9 years ago

"Back in the day" ... and then there was also the microfiche and the HUUUGGEE listing books that got published every week and agents lugged about in the trunk of their car and agents who did not buy them would steal them from the agents who bought them --- had mine stolen many times. And there was the "office camera" for the one single photo that was taken. What fun we all had! All the best.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 9 years ago


The office camera...  Too funny!


...and buyers didn't have to be 'prequal'd' either!


Have you ever had a listing with No Sunday Showing?


See Carolin Benjamin's comment #9 re people stealing the book!


It is, and it's only about 5x7!


Since the Tax line says 1971, I'm thinking this must be 1972.


I don't know...

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago

Mike - I especially like the "no Sunday showings" - try to do that these days! It IS so much easier to read than our MLS sheets now too.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 9 years ago

Mike, I love finding these old listings in seller's files. Great idea to share with us. Congrats on the feature!


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 9 years ago


It's got special meaning for me; thanks for commenting.


The NO SUNDAY SHOWING made me smile too.  It IS easier to read, isn't it?

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago

Now that is pretty cool and gives all of us new appreciation for the age of technology! I hate doing Sunday showings and rarely do them! Sunday is supposed to be family day in my book!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

All this great history you're coming up with... no square footage and that seems like a hefty amount for taxes, but I knew some people from NY and NJ in the 70's, they said the property tax rate was very high.

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 9 years ago


When I moved from a 50 year old house in New Jersey to a brand new house next to Tucson Mountain Park in Arizona, my property taxes went down by $5,000 annually!


Good for you!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago

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