Posts Tagged ‘sales’

Realtor Malcolm Kaufman Knows How to Use the Hidden Porta-a-Potties of Presidio Heights

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Normally, I’m not into artifice ‘n stuff, but I like how McGuire Real Estate’s Malcolm Kaufman hangs his signs.

I don’t think he’d have his name put on a port-a-john, but this sign on the wooden lattice hiding a port-a-john, well, it almost looks classy. Srsly.

See?

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Cheers 3x.

Video: Bill O’Reilly Offers to Run for Mayor of San Francisco on a Ticket with Jeff Adachi

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

This video speaks for itself. (Not sure that San Francisco has an office entitled “Vice-Mayor,” but realize that this whole deal is coming from the same guy who avoids the Safest Neighborhood in San Francisco due to concerns over personal safety. Also, Bill claims he’s visited San Francisco “hundreds of times.” I’ll bet you a loofah he’s exaggerating a skosh.)

Bonus: Take a look and see if San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi is in favor of prosecuting people who try to buy hamsters or Coca Colas.

Will Jeff Adachi be the Mayor of San Francisco come January 2012?

Mmmmm….

Real Estate Salespeople Don’t Produce Anything, So How Can They Be “Top Producers?”

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
 
Work with me here. The Question of the Day is this:
 
Why do Real Estate Salespeople and Brokers refer to themselves as “Top Producers” when, in actuality, they don’t produce anything?
 
Producers “manufacture crude materials into articles of use.” Right?
 
“Main Entry: pro·duc·er  Pronunciation: \prə-ˈdü-sər, prō-, -ˈdyü-\ Function: noun Date: 1513
One that produces; especially : one that grows agricultural products or manufactures crude materials into articles of use”

So, let’s compare former President Jimmy Carter with, I don’t know, some parasite that doesn’t produce anything, how about a tapeworm?

See? Jimmy Carter takes wood and nails ‘n stuff and makes useful habitats. Conversely, the tapeworm calls itself a “top producer” because it eats six percent of the food that passes it by and then issues press releases about how it’s a “top producer.”

To review, taking commish out of a real estate transaction doesn’t produce anything. If you sell a house to somebody and then help sell it to someone else a year later, you have not doubled your “production.” There’s still just the one house, and it was produced by somebody else.

Maybe you’re necessary for society and maybe you’re good at your job, but that doesn’t make you a “producer.” Try to find a different term.

Just saying…

Grubb & Ellis Company Announces Top Producers for 2009 at Annual Circle of Excellence Awards

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 21  — Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE:GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Bruce McNair, executive vice president, Office Group, of the company’s Washington, D.C., office was the company’s No. 1 producer and top Office Group professional for 2009.

McNair received both honors at Grubb & Ellis’ Circle of Excellence Awards. The annual event, which was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 13-15, recognized Grubb & Ellis’ top producers

Jerry Brown Throws Down: Owners of Recalled Toyotas and Lexuses Get Loaner Cars

Friday, February 26th, 2010

California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide you fretting over your recalled Toyota or Lexus - so he just struck a deal with Toyota USA so that you’ll be taken care of when getting service.

It’s all going to be on a case-by-case basis, so if you’re totally freaked out and you just don’t want to drive your car no mo, then maybe your dealership can send somebody to come around your place to pick up your car, fix it and return it as good as new. Or you can get a loaner if your repairs go into extra innings.

Read the news, below.

Jerry Brown, automático para la gente:

Brown Forges Deal with Toyota to Help Consumers While Recalled Vehicles are Repaired

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that his office has reached an agreement with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. to provide California Toyota owners with at-home pickup and vehicle return and cost-free alternative transportation while their recalled vehicles are being repaired.

“This agreement goes a long way towards easing the burden caused by Toyota’s massive recall,” Brown said. “It will now be much easier for Toyota owners to get to work and take their kids to school while critical safety repairs are made on their cars.”

Under the terms of today’s agreement, Toyota will provide owners of recalled vehicles the following services:

- Pick-up and return of vehicles by the dealership;
- Transportation to the dealership and/or to the owner’s place of work;
- Alternative transportation, such as a rental car, loaner vehicle or taxi reimbursement for a reasonable period that the customer is unable or unwilling to use his or her car; and
- Expedited scheduling for repair services.

These services will be provided by Toyota through the dealers at no cost to either the owners or the dealer.

The following Toyota vehicle recalls are covered by today’s agreement:
- September 29, 2009 for floormat entrapment;
- January 21, 2010 for sticking accelerator pedals;
- February 8, 2010 for anti-lock brake system issues; and
- February 12, 2010 for drive-shaft failure.

The following vehicles are involved in the recent Toyota and Lexus vehicle recalls: 2005-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 Camry, 2009-2010 Corolla, 2007-2010 ES 350, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2006-2010 IS 250 and IS350, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2004-2009 Prius, 2010 Prius, 2009-2010 RAV4, 2008-2010 Sequoia, 2005-2010 Tacoma, 2007-2010 Tundra, 2009-2010 VENZA, and 2010 HS 250h.

More information on the specific vehicles affected by the recalls can be found at www.nhtsa.dot.gov and www.toyota.com/recall.

Californians are encouraged to contact their local Toyota and Lexus dealers if they believe they are eligible for these accommodations. Consumers can also contact Toyota’s customer service center at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

This agreement will remain in place until all Toyota vehicles subject to the recall have been repaired. If additional safety recalls arise, an extension of this agreement or other appropriate provisions will be pursued.

Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. is based in Torrance, CA.

McRoskey Mattress Company’s New Low-Cost Recession-Era Beds are Still Crazy Expensive

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Today’s announcement from San Francisco’s McRoskey Mattress Company, that place on Market near Gough, talks about their new ”BASIC” line. So, temporarily, during “introductory pricing,” a low-cost queen mattress set will run you just $3500(!). But that’s not the funny thing.

The funny thing is that McRoskey is worried that this new “recession special” line will cannibalize sales of their even more expensive beds.

“This McRoskey is ideal for anyone looking for a new mattress and box spring set and is especially suited for kids’ rooms and guest rooms, or vacation homes. It is also a wonderful idea for newlyweds or first-time home buyers.”

(IMO, a “wonderful idea for newlyweds” would be for them to spend their money on something else, or maybe even not at all.)

All right, enjoy your expensive recession-era beds, San Francisco.  Oh, and pillows too – they run $500 per, or something.

NB: If you think you can get a good night’s sleep only on a McRoskey mattress, you’re delusional. Also, your salesperson thinks you have more money than brains. Sweet dreams!

San Francisco’s McRoskey Mattress Company Introduces the BASIC Mattress and Box Spring Set

The BASIC offers trademark McRoskey quality at a comfortable price

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22  — San Francisco mattress maker McRoskey Mattress Company introduces the newest member of its mattress product family, the BASIC mattress and box spring. The set is available through March 14, 2010 at introductory pricing.

“We’re excited to introduce the new McRoskey BASIC. It’s made with our trademark attention to detail,” says McRoskey owner Robin McRoskey Azevedo. “This McRoskey is ideal for anyone looking for a new mattress and box spring set and is especially suited for kids’ rooms and guest rooms, or vacation homes. It is also a wonderful idea for newlyweds or first-time home buyers.”

The new McRoskey BASIC mattress is made with buoyant cotton and polyester fiber filling materials and is built to a medium firm comfort. It is a two-sided mattress that can be flipped for use on either side, extending the life of the mattress. The BASIC mattress is built with the signature McRoskey innerspring system providing supple yet strong support. The BASIC’s construction details include vented mattress and box spring sidewalls allowing for a cooler, cleaner sleep. The BASIC box spring is flexible, enhancing comfort and relieving pressure.

The new McRoskey BASIC comes in all standard sizes including California and Eastern king, queen, full and twin, and custom sizes are available. The BASIC set has a non pro-rated 8-year warranty. To learn more about the McRoskey BASIC mattress and box spring visit www.McRoskey.com/Basic.

About McRoskey Mattress Company

Family owned and operated, the McRoskey Mattress Company has been handcrafting mattresses and box springs in San Francisco, California since 1899. McRoskey mattresses are available in standard and custom sizes. McRoskey has showrooms in San Francisco and Palo Alto. In addition to mattress and box spring sets, McRoskey sells fine French blankets, luxurious down pillows and duvets, shipping worldwide

The Hanging Tennis Shoes of Haight Ashbury

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Lots of shoes hanging on overhead wires are visible in Haight Ashbury these days.

Could it be the work of the sit/lie bullies, you know, the ones behind the purported “unpleasant transformation” in the area over the past year?

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No one knows…

Whatever You Do, Don’t Open a Camera or TV Store in the Inner Sunset

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Cause it’s been done already.

Click to expand to see these shutdown stores, these brokedown palaces of obsolete technology. Your days are over,  analog cameras and TVs. Try not to leech too many chemicals into Mother Earth when you get to the landfill.

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As seen on otherwise somewhat-bustling Irving Street in the touchy, prideful Inner Sunset District. (Take the tour this Saturday!)

Cue tumbleweeds…

He picks up scraps of information
He’s adept at adaptation
Because for strangers and arrangers
Constant change is here to stay

He’s got a force field and a flexible plan
He’s got a date with fate in a black sedan
He plays fast forward for as long as he can
But he won’t need a camera or TV repair store
He’s a digital man