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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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This has got me into trouble when I wanted otherwise. My Jewish sense of Humor works for me but not for everyone else at times. I have found myself asking...Did my humor fail to the perplexed hearer. This clears it up some.

Nov 03, 2015 06:47 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Doyle,

When it is appropriate, it is appropriate, when it isn't, it isn't!  Your gut will tell you.  A

Nov 03, 2015 02:29 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

2 feet, 7 inches.

37 decibels.

Not in excess of 17 seconds of belly laughing. The non-laughers will be offended.

No more than two attempts.

Be aware, all efforts at humor will offend someone. But I say, 'Let the good times roll!" Leave the curmudgeons to murmur among themselves.

Nov 03, 2015 02:08 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

The more the merrier until it is inappropriate, ridiculous or hurtful. I believe in having fun, but there are times for humor and times for complete seriousness.    It depends on the situation. 

Nov 03, 2015 01:27 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

When levity is the only answer!

Nov 03, 2015 08:05 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Doyle - Well in this day and age, humor can get you into a lot of trouble, so I would be very cautious. What 99.9% of the population may think is funny may turn off one person, and that can be very damaging.

Nov 03, 2015 02:30 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
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I prefer humor. Life is too short and too serious to live without it. When I shop for greeting cards, it better be funny or I'm not buying it.

Nov 03, 2015 01:03 PM
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John Meussner
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We're in real estate.  We laugh so we don't cry.

Nov 03, 2015 09:28 AM
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Blanca Barajas
Winter Group - Las Vegas, NV

I think it depends on the kind of person you're with.

Nov 03, 2015 08:26 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

There is nothing wrong with humor.  Those peoples stress levels have got to be lower.

Nov 03, 2015 07:58 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

As long as it doesn't cross the line  (and, the line moves continually!)  When humour is offensive, it is no longer funny.

Nov 03, 2015 07:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I like humor...many times there is a theme behind them

Nov 03, 2015 07:33 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

After reading some of the questions here I thought this WAS a comedy club.

Nov 03, 2015 06:52 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Clean humor is ok.  When I ask clients to sign the buyer brokerage I use humor to break the tension and they sign.  I am 100% for buyer's signing the buyer brokerage.

Nov 03, 2015 05:39 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no problem with humor.  And plead guilty to posting them regularly.

Nov 03, 2015 03:05 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv Everyone can do with a good laugh.

Nov 03, 2015 02:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I say let 'er rip!  So long as it isn't geared to offend anyone it should be fine.  We need humor in our life.

Nov 03, 2015 02:31 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No limits on anything that brightens your day, and total restriction on what doesn't. Just like reading what my Dad called the Funny Pages in the Sunday paper, skip the ones you don't like and enjoy the ones you do! 

Nov 03, 2015 02:22 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Is there a limit to things like this?

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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Every one has a specific sense of humor. Some people learn the same jokes and repeat them all the time. I would not say ''how much'' I'd say, if people usually laugh at your jokes, you have enough:) 

Nov 09, 2015 03:54 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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As much as the law will allow.

Nov 03, 2015 09:09 PM