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New TV Show idea – Flip this agent?

FLIP THIS AGENT

This morning I was laying there thinking should I get out of bed or lay here and watch flip this house?Then I said to my wife, "You know what I would like to see? A show where they take an agent that is still wearing polyester suits, and has their picture from 1979 on their card. Then, take this agent, update them and their business, and have them switch companies. Then see how they do on the open market as an updated real estate agent"

Could they now sell for more, like a home after a flip? Also, if anyone knows who I could pitch this idea to, I have the first candidate for the show! It is an agent that doesn't have an e-mail account or cell phone. They still have a thermal fax machine, and until last year, was still using dial up internet in the office to access the RMLS! Yes, he was still using his picture from 1982, I didn't even recognize him when I saw his card.

So, if the networks are listening... Help me FLIP THIS AGENT!

Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739
Todd@IFoundYourNewHome.com
http://www.ifoundyournewhome.com/

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Todd Clark (Broker/Owner)
The Friendly Home Team
Realty Pro, Oregon LLC
Todd@IFoundYourNewHome.com
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)746-9573

 

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Comment balloon 42 commentsThe Friendly Home Team • September 29 2007 09:31AM

Comments

I think it's a great idea.  I'd watch that for sure.  There are a lot of candidates out there so i'm sure it would be a long running show.
Posted by Corey Miner (M2 Solutions) over 10 years ago
Cute idea, Todd! I will stay tuned!
Posted by Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R) (Springer Realty Group) over 10 years ago
Thermal fax?, dial up internet? what is that. OK I do know what dial up is but I only have guess as to what a thermal fax is. This would be  a great new reality show. You need to contact Mark Burnett.
Posted by Roy Kotz (NPDodge) over 10 years ago
Funny, I hate to say it though, some agents need to leave the photo on the card from 1979! (Just kidding.....oh God....here comes the emails from our "MENTORS")
Posted by Robert McArtor, Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County (RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland) over 10 years ago

This might be more of a candidate for "Extreme Makeover."  Maybe Dr. 90210 could do face lifts to help match the old picture. 

 

Posted by Dan Forbes over 10 years ago
Funny stuff... maybe not so funny now that I think of it.  Can we start a list of potential candidates ?
Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 10 years ago

Todd,

I have a few candidates from my area as well. I actually know agents who still don't have a cell phone or e-mail and you have to go to their office for all keys because they also don't use lock boxes. Talk about doing things the old fashioned way!! I wouldn't be surprised if they cut their grass with a scythe.

Keep us updated about whether you get the idea to fly.

Posted by Andrew Trevino, Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale (ADT Real Estate) over 10 years ago
That would be a show I would watch. I've seen a few of those agents myself. Such nice people living in the past. That's an interesting question, would they make more after the flip? I bet they would be amazed. Have a great day!
Posted by Jennifer Sokol (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Flippin' brilliant Todd! I love this idea!! I always refer to them as the dinosaurs of our industry. Have one on the other side of a transaction right now and he has NO CELL PHONE. Driving me crazy.

I know a great tattoo artist for your first candidate... time to look like our clients for a change. You crack me up - a "5" for you today.

Posted by Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte (Savvy + Company Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Oh Todd....I thought you were going on vacation??? and here you are trying to update the Industry.......you will really need a vacation if you took this on :) :) Interesting concept for a show though :) :)
Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 10 years ago
Might be a good idea for a company recruiting thing.....I don't if an agent who has been in the biz since 1979 and hasn't been very good at it couuld be changed though!
Posted by Mary Warren over 10 years ago
Todd ~  I thought, at first, Flip This Agent was gonna be about the upcoming attrition rate amongst the real estate industry. We have a few older agents in our office without a cell phone.  I enjoyed the post and will share it with others.
Posted by Barry Shapiro (Broker-Associate) over 10 years ago
LOL, I love it!  Contact TLC or Discover Channel and pitch the idea.
Posted by Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty) over 10 years ago

Todd, they could do a version of "Designed to Sell" where they take a schlock agent, do a little agent staging (new attire, a little Botox), add a few new tools of the trade and "voila"! 

 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Real Estate Agent: Todd Clark (Realtor), GRI (Washington Co, Beaverton, Oregon) (Kastings & Associates, Oregon)  Our first candidate !

Posted by Dwight Wolfe (Emerald Coast Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago
What a fun idea! Be sure to update your blog with the date, time and channel of the first episode!
Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) over 10 years ago

Dwight - hahahahah

Seriously, Todd.  That's a show that I think I would watch.  You've got a great idea going here.

Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) over 10 years ago
Todd that's too funny! What a GREAT idea for a show! I'd stay by the phone....HGTV or TLC may be calling!
Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) over 10 years ago

WOW! I watch Flip this house religiously (It's on after 9pm here) and would have never thought of Flip this agent (I have a few candidates in my office for the pilot of your show). Thanks for the laugh and keep doing what you do.

Posted by Vicente A. Martinez, Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes (Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson) over 10 years ago
Very clever -- of course, I've never seen the show but I've heard about it. When I saw your headline, I thought you meant "dump this agent."
Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 10 years ago

Thank you everyone for stopping by and A&E or TLC my phone number is 503-524-9494 and Dwight watch your back, I will find you and get my revenge - lol

 

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 10 years ago
Good concept, Todd.  I think the name is taken, though...maybe a version of the "gong show"?
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 10 years ago
That sounds like a great new show!!!
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 10 years ago
Very funny idea...now that you put it out there you will see it on t.v. next month and not receive any royalties...but I guess if you're a candidate for the show you might make out alright ;)
Posted by . . (no thanks) over 10 years ago
Sounds like a great idea to me! Isn't amazing just what comes to mind while you are lying in bed! LOL!
Posted by MAUREEN STACCATO over 10 years ago
How -about "Dinosaurs to Divas"  Ha - I could recommend a couple names from my market !  
Posted by Paul Viau, High Shots Photography - Real Estate Services (High Shots Photography) over 10 years ago

Bridget - They can send those check to 500 NW 20th, Gresham, OR 97030!

Maureen - My mind tends to go weird places, no matter where I am.

Paul - I like the show title, but calling a woman a dinosaur may get you killed!

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 10 years ago
Seriously, that is a great idea for a show.  I have always joked about reality show about a Real Estate office.  It would be crazy....nobody really understands how hard we work and how we often come very close to loosing our minds!
Posted by JANNA HELMICK (ALLEGIANCE REALTY) over 10 years ago
Janna - I'm just hoping they pick it up. I would love some royalty checks!
Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 10 years ago
I think you are on to something.  Maybe comedy central would pick it up. 
Posted by Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC (Carolina One Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Michael - I don't care who picks it up, as long as I can pick up the royality checks.
Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 10 years ago
HUM...why not....they put just about any crap on TV these days.....
Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License Number #RS225179L ) over 10 years ago
Dan's right.  The lowest of the low might be the reality dating show on MTV with Tila Tequila.  That's 60 minutes of my life I'll never get back.  :-(
Posted by Tchaka Owen (Galleria International Realty) over 10 years ago
:)  OMG, I think this would be the new hit
Posted by Mehmet Met Dilsiz (FND Photography / M2 Real Estate Solutions) over 10 years ago
I think it's a FABULOUS idea. I'll DVR it and even throw a few recommendations your way! You can also do some sort of suprise EXTREME Realtor Makeover!
Posted by Bobbi Slagle, Associate Broker, Property Manager (RE/MAX HORIZONS) about 10 years ago

Dan - How you can you call the stuff on TV crap...Didn't you see they are bringing back American Gladiators? - lol

Tchaka - I watch the soup and 30 seconds of that ummm, I'm not sure what to call her was enough for me.

Mehmet - Hey, Hollywood! The writers strike is in full swing and no writers are needed for this show - Call me (503)524-9494

Bobbi - Great, I would love to retire and work one day a week telling people they look like someone from 1975!

 

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) about 10 years ago
Hey Todd, You are funny! I have alot of people that I ahve come into contact with that fit the bill perfectly.. I suppose this list includes the So-Called-Trainers that still teach Realtors to cold call!
Posted by Joel Schmidt, Where a Fresh Approach is Key! (Re/Max Platinum) about 10 years ago

Todd,

That is hilarious and I would definately tune in!  I know what you mean...we have some "old schoolers" that still only carry pagers!  I love it!

Posted by Laura Williams (Allegiance Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago
Great idea!  That would be so funny!  Keep me posted if you get to produce the show!
Posted by Rick Tourgee, Provincetown and Cape Cod (Robert Paul Properties, Inc.) about 10 years ago
I also think this is an outstanding idea.  I know several that have 20+ year old pictures.  I believe their is even something in the Realtor code of ethics concerning advertising (business cards?) presenting a clear and truthful picture.  I guess it could apply.
Posted by Mike Gambino, GRI (Prudential Patterson Realtors) about 10 years ago
That would be so funny.  I have names to offer.
Posted by Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert (Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV) about 10 years ago

Joel - Hey, that cold calling still works my friend! I get 2-3 leads a week only making about an hours worth of calls per week.

Laura - My old principle broker still only carries a pager.

Rick - They haven't yet, not for lack of me trying to get them to.

Mike - I don't if that is false advertising or not, I guess it was you and unless you are selling your picture, than it really shouldn't matter.

Latonia - Send them in and when I pitch the show again during the next writers strike, I can give them names.

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) almost 9 years ago

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