Saturday, June 06, 2009

SPH: Can You Trust This Face?

“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”
~ Thomas Jefferson

The real estate business is for the birds these days.
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"I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes..."
~ Philip Dusenberry

Mr. Rhett has decided to go into business. I sat down with him and explained about the difficult times we live in; how many small businesses are looking at increasing taxes and decreasing income, especially the real estate market. Besides, do you really think you can rent this birdhouse... for "peanuts" or "bird feed"? You can't purchase Fancy Feast with bird feed..... But, Mr. Rhett is nothing if he isn't stubborn... so, I helped him get started and the sign went up!

(Clockwise from left): Sturdy construction... recently replaced roof... strong security door.

"The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague." ~ Bill Cosby

"So, what do you want to put in your brochure advertisement? Let's see. Start with the construction... sturdy construction and design puts safety first. The newly replaced roof keeps your family dry in those heavy spring downpours and the heavy security door keeps them safe from predators... monitoring provided. Well! Off to a good start!"

(Clockwise from top): Close to restaurants.... picnic areas... and shopping.

"Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it."
~ Will Rogers

"Now, the birds need to know that the house is close to fine restaurants and parks... yes, those picnic facilities with the sheltered eating areas are a real plus. And shopping... mother bird will be interested in that... She needs to know that there are nearby home improvement stores with plenty of supplies to help her make the house a home. OK, that's done... what's next, Rhett?"

Community pool.

"You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements."
~ George Norman Douglas

"Now, this is a real plus... especially for bird families.... a beautiful community pool, meticulously maintained by the monthly homeowner's association fee and available for residents only. This is a great place to meet with friends and enjoy a little refreshing swim. Not all communities have this amenity, Rhett!"

Green common spaces for the avid outdoorsman.

"Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic."
~ Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)(Look at that about timeless wisdom)

"Rhett, I almost forgot... look at this great green space with wonderful equipment for the outdoorsman... plenty of places to perch, tall trees to climb for a "birds-eye" view of the neighborhood, a perfect place for hunting, hiking and hiding, in the event that Cooper's Hawk comes around. You know, Rhett... I've changed my mind... you could make quite the career out of this realty thing.... I think you're on to something... Everything is ready for the open house.... LOOK!!!"

Potential renters arrive! Posted by Picasa

"For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, businesswise?" ~ Bruce Burton

"A pair of potential residents have arrived for the open house.....that was quick! Way to go Rhett!"

Saturday Photo Hunt's theme for this week is "advertisement". Instead of photographing billboards and strangely painted cars or giant balloon men with pennants and people dressed as Uncle Sam and waving a flag by the tax preparation shop... Rhett and I decided to make our own. Or rather, I decided to make an advertisement... Rhett really wanted to go into realty... I still haven't decided if it's for the money or for the possibility of free food... It better be for the money!

Have a great Photo Hunt!

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