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Real estate sold with smile

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Every profession has its humorous moments. Real estate is no exception. While not all are cause for a belly laugh, all are at least good for a smile. Here are some samples from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas: A week after a for-sale sign went up in front of one house, another appeared two doors down. The neighbor in the middle said he was thinking of putting up a sign, too. It would read: "Was it something we said?" One man who decided to sell his own house obviously wasn't a proofreader. Or maybe the sign he put up in his front yard wasn't a mistake after all. It read: "For Sale by Owner." A sign on a Realtor's marquee said: "We have LOTS to be thankful for." Real estate agents have to be prepared for anything. Sometimes they fall victim to Mother Nature. Sometimes they are victims of their own oversights. One real estate agent was certain of a sale while showing a buyer a home. The buyer loved the house. When they went outside to lo...