New Business Cards

Just got my new business cards. I was bored of the usual, and everyone likes a cookie. They are Vegan too!

Frank

  • 17
  • October
  • 2012
Posted in Humor | 10 Comments »

FranklyRealty.com on HGTV- Full Show

In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago FranklyRealty.com was featured in the season premiere of HGTV’s  !

I had a great time with TJ and Stephanie. Thank you guys for being a great sport.

It took 9 months to find their home, and it was well worth the wait!

Part 1:

Show Part 1

Part 2:

ShowPart2

During that 9 months I also took some “behind the scenes” video with a point and shoot video camera. And since the show is supposed to be a behind the scenes view of buying a house, I called my own video a “behind the scenes, of behind the scenes.” (insert 3rd party laugh if you didn’t find that funny).

I hope to compile 9 months of outings and live negotiations into a mini webisode. It will be raw and informal, but hopefully you can really see more about how I work.

Apart from the full show I want to put on, here is one iPhone video that I posted on Twitter on their closing day. (Follow me at @FranklyRealty.)


and a funny little video here.

Dying for more reality real estate? Watch some oldies but goodies, with the D0UBLE AGENTS show from 5 years ago.

Don’t forget to subscribe for future postings.

Frank Borges LL0SA
Owner/Broker FranklyRealty.com

  • 3
  • March
  • 2011
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Posted in Humor, Reality TV, Youtube | 3 Comments »

Grandma Thinks I’m Broke & Finding A Realtor & Wife Online

My grandmother thinks I’m broke!

The other day she calls me and says in a thick accent,

“Are you still able to feed yourself? Why are you still in Real Estate.”

I asked why, and she proceeds, “I keep reading in the paper (more…)

  • 4
  • June
  • 2008
Posted in Buying Advice, Humor | 23 Comments »

Market Bottom ALERT! I have 100% Proof!

 I officially have 100% proof that we have officially hit rock bottom.

No other indicators from NAR or the government have been as accurate as the proof that I have. I found a 100% correlation!

When My MOM SELLS, (more…)

  • 22
  • April
  • 2008
Posted in Buying Advice, Humor, market timing | 33 Comments »

"An American Hero?"- Gosh, Thanks.

(photo disclaimer: I borrowed that jacket, since I don’t have one, and I was wearing shorts)
Ok, I know this is a little overkill, even for me. Maybe give me some humility points for holding off on reposting this for a week? Sorry, ultimately I just couldn’t contain myself. What is Frank shy about? Well, I was called “An American Hero” by a reporter who felt mislead into a real estate transaction and is sick of Realtors constantly using propaganda saying how the market is always flawless. So his blog was titled “An American Hero” for being a Realtor that tells it like it is, even if it is ugly (most of the blog highlights the ugly, I figure you can get the positive balance elsewhere).

J0NATHAN V. LAST the Online editor at The Weekly Standard (also writes for the Post, WSJ, Washington Times)

  • An American Hero

    Some Galley Friends are aware of my slight misgivings about Realtors. But now I’ve found Frank Borges Llosa–a D.C. area anti-Realtor.

    How great is Frank? If you go by his blog, he seems to know his stuff. And his mission statement seems to be along the lines of Are you sure you really want to buy that place?

    But it gets even hotter–like this long post taking on the National Association of Realtors for their “It’s a great time to buy or sell a home” campaign. (Only Realtors could figure out how to work the square root of -1 into market economics.)

    Here’s Frank on why not to trust the NAR. Here he is on how leverage increases the buyer’s risks. Here he is on how Realtors fudge MLS data.

    Go read it all.

Thanks Jonathan!

Sometimes I wonder if anybody is out there reading this. This will help motivate me. And if you all like the message, make sure to post comments (50 so far) and sign up using Feedblitz (right-hand side of screen) to get daily email summarizes of my postings. No spam, just blogs.

Also, Dear Billy (my best friend, a marine who has been to Iraq twice)
Thanks for your service, I appreciate it. You really are An American Hero (I’m just a dumb Realtor after all).

- Written by Frank Borges LL0SA- Broker/Owner FranklyRealty.com
703-827-4OO6

Videos at YouTube.FranklyRealty.com
Keywords: Housing bubble? Arlington, Alexandria, mls, homes, Real estate, Virginia, DC Realty, Realtor

  • 17
  • January
  • 2007
Posted in Humor, Press | 5 Comments »

Cheesiest Realtor Slogan Contest


You all have seen them. You have rolled your eyes at them. Why are Realtor slogans so darn cheesy. And those photos on business cards? How did that trend start? Why don’t accountants or carpet salespersons have photos on their business cards? Oh and that photo that was taken 15 years ago, or taken at a GlamourShots… priceless.

So I’d like to salute the creative and ask for submissions for the cheesiest Realtor slogan


out there and in use (no made up ones please). Once we hit 25 people posting submissions or May 1st, we will issue a $50 Gift Card to Home Depot for the best posting. Either I’ll pick the best or pick a run off that will be voted on.

To start you off, I have found the following slogans:

  • “Doing Things For You Only #1 Can Do!”
    What the heck does this mean??

  • “We know where you live.”
    Wow, this one is gonna be hard to beat. This would creep me out!
Or maybe a Cheesy business card? Maybe I should give out cards like the one at the top of this post?

SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE CHEESY SLOGAN!

Please forward this to your friends if you think they would agree. But don’t spam them. Post the slogan here under “comments” or email me if you have a photo of the slogan in action. I don’t want to make direct fun of particular people so I will edit out their names.

  • 8
  • January
  • 2007
Posted in Humor | 24 Comments »