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Monday, September 13, 2010

Realtors in Modern Culture

"Modern Family" Realtor

Think of doctors in modern culture, and what comes to mind?

Characters from sitcom's and movies like "ER," "House," "Scrubs," and, if you're old enough, "Marcus Welby, M.D."

For lawyers, the list would include "Law & Order," "Boston Legal," "LA Law," and "Allie McBeal." (OK, I'm dating myself).

Now, when you think of Realtors, who do you think of?

Drawing a blank?

So am I.

About all I can come up with is Paul Rudd's character in "I Love You, Man," and the creepy, repressed Annette Bening character from "American Beauty" (I'm omitting Mamet's "Glengarry, Glen Ross" because it dealt with commercial real estate).

To that list, add the uncool "cool" Dad from "Modern Family."

I only saw the pilot last night, so it's too soon to say if his job selling real estate intrudes on any plot lines.

As they say, "stay tuned."

P.S.: the dearth of Realtors on TV and cable is especially puzzling given all the reality TV programs devoted to real estate ("Flip this House," "House Hunters," "Sell This House," and on and on -- none of which, as a practicing Realtor, I find watchable).

1 comment:

Glen Allen Va foreclosures Glen Allen Va foreclosures said...

Each culture has its own customs, social relations and trade. As a real estate professional, you want to make sure you make the best impression on potential customers - and that means at least have a basic understanding with the customs and culture protocols.