Oct 17, 2018
Do you waste a lot of money? Not like, buying stuff you don't need, but buying stuff you can't consume. Whether you don't have time to do it or you don't have the will to do it, it has become common for us to get things that we know we won't use. We buy them as a statement to others and ourselves. In the capitalist world where possessions are so important to set apart one from the other, it's more the act of getting and having than actually using that matters.
Didn't expect serious thoughts under a meme, right? Well, we always try not to waste your time, so that's our little philosophical nugget: critic sense is something we should use and not only have, so that's that.
Oct 11, 2018
Is your son an artist? Because everything my kids do I just find it fantastic! They're so creative!
The other day my youngest was peeing in the garden, my spouse told me to reprimand him, but you know what? He was peeing to irrigate the flowers; he's just worried about nature and it's pretty admirable to have this much environmental awareness at such a young age, don't you think? My daughter leaves all her clothes, school materials and other objects on the floor and, for sure, it's a visual nuisance, plus it's a bit dangerous - the other day I tripped on her skateboard and fell to the floor - but it's okay; I believe in the importance of freedom of expression in your individual spaces and while I was on the floor I noticed how I missed a spot under her bed the last time I cleaned her room, so I call that a win-win.
Oct 04, 2018
Has it ever happened to you?
The kids are in their room and all of a sudden you notice something is different: things are... quiet.
That's like the worst thing that can happen, right? Because it always means that those little brats are up to no good. Noise means they are going about their lives as they do; it's the silence that is maddening.
Tell us... what was the funniest craziest thing your kids were doing when the room was silent?
Sep 27, 2018
Ok, just a few, because... oh my God, right?!
Why is that when we sleep it seems that the world goes into fifth gear and people start sending tons of messages, e-mails and smoke signals?! You just wake up and BAM! Adrenaline shot right through your eyeballs! Oh my! No need for coffee when you have 123456789 messages to read and only a few free minutes to read it before having to get up and take care of the kids, fix breakfast, go to work or whatever else that seems so tame in comparison with all the crazy jaw-dropping messages left while you were sleeping!
Sep 20, 2018
Every time I see a TV commercial with kids eating all nice and polite, properly using forks, eating vegetable smiling... I just want to throw my remote control on the screen!
That's SO far from the truth!
The reality I know of children eating by themselves is of stained wardrobe, filthy floor, burps, 90 minutes-long nightmare where you're constantly saying less polite variations of "for the love of God, eat your food and get done with it because I have to clean this mess, give you a shower, tuck you in, and still deal with my own life".
Is it just me? Am I the wrong one? In what world does that perfect neat dinner experience exist?! Tell me in the comments because I wanna move there! NOW!
Sep 13, 2018
I don't know about you, but I always buy salad.
I rarely eat it... but it makes me feel good knowing that I didn't go to the supermarket and get JUST candy, snacks, frozen food, soda, and ice cream.
I make a big scene. I even say out loud "Here's my romaine salad, some arugula and, of course, broccoli; my favorite" to a cashier who could care less and, deep down, knows I'll eventually throw it all away unless a healthy visitor comes to the house and asks for salad.
But now a thought has come to my mind: what if that person doesn't really want to eat salad, and it's doing exactly what *I* do at the supermarket; just posing as a healthy person?
Mind-blow: are we all financing the healthy food industry because of our guilt and need to show off to others?
Cue in the angry comments that don't understand a joke and come swearing they LOOOOOVE eating salad.
Sep 06, 2018
Who's never been in this situation, right?
We bet that's you, tired after a whole day of showings, catching up with the e-mails... we know how hard is the life of a real estate agent, and we feel for you!
We know you don't mean to, we know you know how important is to relax and rest... But what can you do? There seems to be a sort of vortex that sucks you in and when you see it... it's been 12 hours since you sat on that chair!
Is it that? Or is it that we procrastinate so much - and there are just TOO MANY places that help that; I'm talking to you, Facebook! - that we end up never fully focusing on what we really need to do?
Or does this image speak nothing to you? You're super strict about bedtime - or you haven't the will to stay up that long - and you either go to bed or fail to stay up and drool all over the keyboard? Anyways, I'm kind of sleepy myself, writing this at 2 am, so *yawn* sorry about that. So... let us know by writing in the comments becausezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
Aug 29, 2018
Is it just me?
Whenever I need help around the house, whenever I need to put the kids to bed or the plates and glasses in the dishwasher, whenever there are warning signs of roof disrepair... Him, the handyman, the know it all, suddenly gets too busy and pretends he didn't hear a thing. What a dog!
Aug 23, 2018
Technically, both of those are "mobile", right? But which would you choose to live in it? A houseboat or a "home on wheels" type of mobile home?
A houseboat, allows you to explore the world. You can sail whenever you want wherever you want; the world is 71% made of water! People have been living in Houseboats for centuries and, though it has its challenges, when done right, it's very charming and freeing. With the rise in real estate prices, a lot of non-sailers have been turning to houseboats as a more affordable alternative housing.
A mobile home like an RV, a motorhome or a "home on wheels" type of alternative housing? Mobile homes are as freeing as houseboats but more practical in a way; although the world is majorly made of water, people do live on the land, so, with mobile homes you can actually explore more places and interact with more people. When you travel with a houseboat, at best, you'll spot dolphins, sharks and whales. When traveling with mobile homes you get to see the monuments, people walking by and the whole 9 yards. Now, when it comes to the housing itself, you have a lot of depreciation to deal with and maintenance.
So, who's your knight in The Non-traditional Homes Battle? Between those two what would you pick as your alternative housing?
Aug 16, 2018
This cat is like the Monalisa version of cats. You can't tell if it's very scared of the spider or if it's just casually observing it.
And that's the beauty of it. If it was scared, we would pay no mind to the image; being terrified to death, getting on top of the chair (or running around yelling and crying) is the normal reaction when seeing a spider in your home. Right? It's not just me, correct? And if the cat was relaxingly looking at the spider, it would be just too surreal and not believable to such an extent, that no one would bother to appreciate it.
But because it's inconclusive, the Cat-alisa (got it?) is truly a work of art we invite everyone to enjoy and share with other art consumers.
What is your favorite thing about the Cat-alisa, 21st Century's most significant piece of art? Tell us in the comments!
Also answer in the comments: Would you live in a Haunted House if the price was right? Even if that meant SPIDERS?!
Aug 09, 2018
Sometimes the world seems upside down.
And what should we do when that happens? When all values get skewed, when right becomes left (or even worse; wrong!) and light gets dark? Should we speak up? Should we fight for what's right and defend it in an effort to put things back where they belong?
But for now, making memes and captioning this picture is all we ask of you. How would you caption this picture?
Aug 02, 2018
"Oh, but ~~insert something that is always on and can be later viewed on YouTube~~ is on right now!"
Is this your house too or is it only mine?
Because if it's mine; take the feet off the coffee table and come help! And if it's not, do your part and come help! Either way: turn that TV off because I do not get paid for this, Mister. I am not doing this alone!
Jul 30, 2018
We love these silly generator things!
What's not to love? All you need to do is combine your day of birth with your month of birth and you have a random generic idea for your next home.
But one thing caught our mind and we can't stop thinking about it: what if a lot of people born on the same day and month (not the year, necessarily) follow through with this generator and start actually building, I don't know... a smelly beach house! Wouldn't that fundamentally change real estate as a whole? For starters, a beach house necessarily has to be built on the shores, right? And while the USA has a lot of coastal lines; if everyone starts to do it, it will become unbearable! Could you imagine? Driving the famous Big Sur without being able to roll down the windows because of how awful the smell of thousands of smelly beach houses is?! And that would eventually unfold to a crisis in the convertible car production, and, then, economic chaos which would eventually make the real estate market itself suffer and how could it go back up when most of the supply is made of SMELLY beach houses?!
So, I guess what we're saying is that.... play with our home generator, but be responsible, ok? The faith of the world might be in your hands.
Jul 25, 2018
You've heard of Troy, right? The whole shebang where some guys thought they were getting a giant wooden horse as a gift, only to realize that inside of it were several of their enemy's army!
Well, this image is a bit similar to that. How? - you ask.
At first look, it's a harmless fun meme, asking you to tag that person who does this, so you can both share a laugh.
But the truth is that, dear RealEstateAgent.com reader, I'm sick and tired of going to MY bathroom to alleviate myself only to discover the last person did not make the HUGE and STRESSFUL gesture - some irony required - of getting up and walking to the pantry to get a new paper roll to the toilet paper holder! My intent is to post this while the boss is not looking so I can finally start my revolution where every monster that does this feels so ashamed of doing it, they'll never do it again and then--- Hold on, hold on, the boss is here...
So, that's why the Real Estate Market is so good for homeowners and real estate agents--
Ok, the boss is gone.
But I haven't got much time.
Pass this link on to the soulless person that cares not about the next one, who cares not about your need for toilet paper.
Feel free to share on your own page; I don't care. All I need is this to stop. I can't stand it anymore. Join the toilet paper revolution!
Jul 19, 2018
We're living a moment of tension, with tales of espionage, anonymous hackers and other things that seem straight out of a spy movie.
But did you know that this is nothing new to Real Estate?
Yes, it might look dull at first sight, but there's a whole 'nother side where real estate agents, home buyers, neighbors and anyone remotely connected to a property must be resourceful and come up with codenames to refer to someone without that person knowing he/she is talking about him/her. Some of these codenames are flattering, some are not. But figuring out what yours would be like is always fun!
Just add the adjective after your day of birth to the noun after the month in which you were born and tell us in the comments your result!
Jul 16, 2018
How tiny can you go with Tiny Homes, really?
Seriously, this one was supposed to be a joke, but some people are so into this tiny house trend, always downsizing everything, that it wouldn't be surprising to hear of someone living inside a Kangaroo pouch - not inside a snail shell, come on THAT'S impossible.
For single people, we get it. It's a bit too much to have a lot of square footage all for yourself; not to mention that it must be very lonely! The sound echoing reminds you that you're all alone. However, with a family, if not out of necessity, we think it's a little bit crazy to move into a Tiny House. Kids need space to properly grow and understand the concept of freedom. Plus, they trip on things and can hurt themselves, so big spacey places are safer for them. But, then again; Tiny Houses have not that many objects, so...
Tell us: what are your thoughts on this whole craze of Tiny Homes Across the USA? Do you think it's amazing or ridiculous?
Jul 12, 2018
It's common to say that when people see things differently, the "truth" is somewhere between both visions.
In this case, we have three.
Mom's vision: ok, it's not as clean as it was when you cleaned it up... but is it really this pandemonium?
Kid's vision: it's not like they do it on purpose... kids don't understand yet the concept of "mess", they can't help themselves.
Dad's vision: Yeah, that's pretty accurate.
If you know the cure to dad's blindness, give us your miracle recipe in the comments!
Jul 05, 2018
OMG... so many things going through our minds seeing this image. How would YOU caption this one?
Vent in the comments! Let all the rage (and the sarcasm) out!
Jun 07, 2018
Dogs Or Cats? Cats Or Dogs?
Move over Apple vs. Microsoft, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Kate Perry vs. Taylor Swift... THIS is internet's fight of the century!
Which side are you on?
Team Dog will say they are loyal, foolish little beings of love, at the same time they can be fierce and act as a great reliable home security system.
Fierce? Have you see a cat when pushed against the wall?! - will counter a member of Team Cat. Cats are great companion too and are the cutest thing when playing and pushing their paws against your belly like a cute little masseuse!
But then team dog will say that cats are not called "man's best friends" and cats will counter that this moniker was coined by jealous humans who couldn't reach the level of complicity (and complexity) cat-relationship demands and the fight will go on and on and on until the end of times. The only way to finish it is by VOTING! Numbers don't lie, people.
Note: All arguments regarding allergy will be disregarded, as they can both cause allergies.
Vote! Defend thy pets honor!
(For the reasonable that will say "Can't I vote for both?" - no, you can't. There's no place for reasoning here. This is war! Vote for the best animal now!)
May 31, 2018
Take your pick!
Do you think a Two-Story house is too dangerous for kids and elders? Or even for teens and adults; you don't want to be exposed to liability, right?
And let's not even start with how tiresome is to go up and down those stairs every day, carrying laundry... no, no! Go Team Lazy-- I mean; Team One-Story House!
You do get more space for less, right? You can have a bigger garden and maybe even build something there, like a She Shed. Plus, having your room on the second floor will give you a nice, quieter view from above; have you thought about that? And, lastly, most important: two-story houses are generally seen as more valuable, so how about that for the Team Two-Story house?
If you need more info to make up your mind and your vote, read our whole One-Story House or Two-Story House article! Just don't forget to vote!
May 24, 2018
Which gives you the best bathing experience?
Do you feel clean after you take a bubble bath? Or do you hop in the shower afterward so you don't "miss a spot"?
Can you sing in a bath or is that a shower only thing?
On the ecology realm, Team Bubble Bath will say that they are saving water, but Team Shower will counter that the bubbles might not be that eco-friendly...
Team Shower will ask " Who has time for a bubble bath, anyway?" and Team Bubble Bath will say: "well, who has time to vote on this Or that polls? And yet here we are..."
So, just cast your vote and let's settle the fight between Shower and Bubble Bath!
May 10, 2018
Here we go with another polarized issue: Rent Or Own?
We could just stick with the saying that goes "to everything there is a season", after all it seems that buying a home is something we only do when we get more mature and renting is almost reserved to young people, but that notion is getting out of fashion. More and more we're seeing older people renting and it can even be a good option to buy a home when you're looking for Student Accommodations for your just-accepted-at-College kid.
What do you say?
Do you prefer to rent and have some spare money to invest in improving your education, and traveling to create memories? Do you prefer the rent so you're not stuck to a city and a never-ending mortgage, and can move around whenever you feel like it?
Or do you prefer to buy a home and call it your own? A place where you can decorate the way you want. Where you can, if you want to, tear down the rooms and play LEGO building whatever you feel like? Plus, the security of knowing that whenever the going gets tough you have a safe haven is invaluable.
Where do you stand on this one? Give us your vote!
Apr 25, 2018
When it comes to bringing that green feeling to the house; are you Team Natural Grass or Team Artificial Grass?
Oh, this is a tough one!
Sure, the natural grass has some important features. It drains rain, can provides us with other planting possibilities and bring us that wonderful natural smell.
However, when you do the artificial grass, you don't have to worry about taking care of it, it doesn't attract fungi and other parasites, and it consistently looks the same; you don't get a period of time where it looks terrible.
But, then again, when at is prime, natural grass looks so good and laying on it feels like nothing else...
Ok, we give up!
Just close your eyes and vote for one of them!
Apr 17, 2018
Say you have a spacious window sill: would you use it to make an internal garden to get fresh herbs for your cooking, nice scents to the house and that amazing forest feel indoors…
Or use it as an extra space for seating, reading, window gazing and that perfect power nap?
What are you? #TeamGardening or #TeamExtraSeat?
Apr 10, 2018
April 10th is National Sibling Day! Which type of Sibling is best for you?
The one easily reachable, that can be at your door in a matter of minutes… Or the one who lives far away - providing that sweet home-away-from-home vacation home?
Now, mind-blown scenario: what if two siblings vote each on a different a different option?! Oh, the family/sibling drama! We love it!
(Don't worry, we won't tell your sibling which option you voted for)
Either way: call/meet your sibling and say: “ Happy Sibling Day”!
Apr 04, 2018
Which is the most reliable home security system? A security guard patrolling the house or a guard dog?
Team security guard will say that everyone who watched a cartoon knows that a piece of stake is enough to tame an angry dog, but Team Guard Dogs will say that you get a better value out of Dogs, as they are 2-for-1 and can serve as both a security system and men's best friend! However, dogs can't help carrying your groceries, right? But with the right training they can bring you food - which is not one of the security guard's duties.
Oh, we can't answer this one: what are your thoughts? Sound off on the comments about your thoughts regarding the best security system for your home!
Mar 23, 2018
Easter is right around the corner and we want to know: what is your preference when celebrating it? Do you get the kids Hand Painted Eggs OR Plastic Eggs?
Hand Painted Eggs Team will say that there's nothing like putting your artisan skills to the task; that it is a nice therapy, even!
But Plastic Eggs Team will counter by asking " Who has time for that?", plus the mess those eggs can make...
So, tell us: what side are you on?
This Easter, will your house feature Hand Painted Eggs or Plastic Eggs?
Mar 22, 2018
St. Patrick's Day is only a few days away and the festivities are heating up! Chicago and Boston are two towns that take the festivities really serious and have a tradition of organizing awesome celebrations.
While Chicago dyes its river green since 1962, Boston has the most remarkable parade filled with kids and St. Patrick's motives.
If you had the opportunity of travelling to either Chicago or Boston to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, which would you choose?
Would you go with the Windy City of Chi-Town or would you choose the famous City on the hill of Boston, Massachutes?
Mar 22, 2018
This Saturday the country will be taken over by green! People of every city storm the streets to enjoy the Luck of the Irish, - on this lucky day which do you prefer Green Beer or a shot of Jameson's?