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Rookie agent gets first taste of Big Apple

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Bored with your standard exercise routine? Try photographing a small apartment. I didn't take the pictures, of course, but I hadn't gotten in to see the one-bedroom I'd listed, and I was a bit dismayed to see both the vacuum cleaner and the Swiffer sitting in the entryway. The photographer was a true sweetheart, but the next hour was a game of moving the vacuum cleaner to the living room so the foyer could be photographed, moving the dirty dishes into the foyer so the kitchen could be photographed, moving the ashtrays into the bedroom so the living room could be photographed, and moving the laundry and guitars into the living room so the bedroom could be photographed. Thankfully, the bathroom was pretty OK. Oh, the tenant had tried; his laundry was neatly piled, and the thing that looked like a bong but that I'm sure was a piece of sculpture was thoughtfully shoved into the kitchen cabinet. But I couldn't get over the mess and called my sponsoring broker, who tactfully said, "Well, he...