For Next Year’s Family Get-togethers: Real Estate Games


We’ve just made it through another extended holiday season. This was one of those where Christmas and New Year’s fall two days after the weekend. For some families who are hosting the celebrations, that can tax their entertainment resources to the max. When it gets to the point where anyone’s best idea is to watch “Die Hard” or “It’s a Wonderful Life” for a second time, you know new thinking is called for.

Even more dire, next year the situation will be compounded. Annapolis’s holidays will fall on a Wednesday—for host families, the most extreme holiday predicament. It will call for the utmost entertainment ingenuity. Here is an absolutely original suggestion for next year:

Hold a family Real Estate Word Game competition!

Since it’s unlikely previous real estate word game competitions have been held in the past, here are some suggestions to spark the creativity that will be necessary by 2019’s year-end:

Real estate riddles—like,

“Why did the real estate agent cross the road?” (Answer: to put up an Open House sign).

“What do you call a sprinkler system that won’t turn off?” (Answer: A source of constant irrigation)

“If two antennas on a house for sale get married, what’s the result? (Answer: a brilliant reception)

“What three letters are the opposite of ‘FSBO?”   (Answer: REO).

“What does ‘REO’ stand for? (Answer: Real Estate Owned)

“What the heck does that mean? (Answer: a bank owns the property)

“Why is that important? (Answer: because the bank probably wants to sell it ASAP!)

Real estate knock knock jokes—like,

Knock knock

Who’s there?


Needle who?

Needle little help selling this house!


Knock knock

Who’s there?


Police who?

Police stop with these real estate jokes!


Needless to say, it’s a good thing that next holiday season is a year off—we’ll all need at least that much time to work on less groan-producing examples. But in the meantime, whenever you need some real estate expertise that’s no joke—call me!

DEBORAH LAGGINI, Long and Foster Real Estate, Annapolis, MD 21403

CELL 410.991.6560


REALTOR, Annapolis, Davidsonville, Edgewater, and Surrounding Communities


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