Culture Scan

At the intersection of real estate, media, and pop culture.

The Humor We Need Right Now

Read and share these jokes that reflect real estate life during a pandemic.

Have a Zoom meeting in need of an icebreaker, or a dull email chain crying out for a bit of levity? Thanks to the internet and the efforts of some clever people, here’s a sampling of memes, videos, and games aimed at you real estate folks. We all need some comic relief in these difficult times.

Feel free to share these with your coworkers, clients, or anyone who may appreciate the relatable real estate humor. Choose one for your email signature.

Lighter Side of Real Estate offers funny stories about balancing everyday life with selling real estate, and how the pandemic has changed things. Here are five stand-out jokes from among 29 clever memes:

Dogs
Virtual House Hunting
Not Bragging...
RE Agent Under Quarantine
Pink House

For a creative way to interact with others, play the “Choose Your Quarantine House” game. Many publications have used it to learn about their readers on social media. A series of numbered houses are listed with a group of different celebrities under each, asking followers to respond with which home they would rather be sheltered in while quarantined.

Below is NAR’s version of the game. You may recognize some public figures, or characters from your favorite TV shows and movies, who have played a part in the industry. Some you may find surprising.

Choose Your Quarantine House

TikTok is the latest social media platform to take the world by storm, using short user-generated videos. The Broke Agent is an active user who blends humor into his real estate content.

Watch this clip about how the coronavirus has affected transactions. It may remind you of similar encounters you’ve had with your own clients.

@thebrokeagent

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The Broke Agent is also widely known for unfiltered posts on Instagram like this one:

I'm Still Worthy

Due to popular requests, the man behind The Broke Agent profile recently released a social media template that will allow any real estate professional to create their own memes to share. It allows you to customize every aspect of the design to reflect your personal branding style.

The media pack includes more than 65 templates as well as Instagram caption and story ideas. Purchase it here to design pictures based on your own experiences and become even more approachable to clients in a light-hearted way.

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