Scanning the newspaper the other day, I became intrigued with the advertisement reproduced above at its actual size. It managed to attract my attention even though I fall depressingly short of the amount requested.
Not only did the author’s rudimentary grasp of grammar and spelling – which is more evident on his various Web sites – interest me, but I was astonished to read that someone actually was promising, promising,to double some dupe’s money in three years.
Now, I don’t know what, if any, laws the company might be breaking or whether, if so, it is breaking the law wittingly.
However, I learned at my late father’s knee that – everybody chime in – if something seems to good to be true, then it must not be true.
So I went to the Web site in the ad, which in itself was not in the least illuminating. It provided a Park Avenue address, though no suite number, plus the telephone number that is printed above. Looks like a cell phone number, right? I’m at this point thinking “fly by night.” Continue reading →
Those are some tomaters. Photo by Chris Breeze on Flickr.
She has been selling real estate for no less than a quarter of a century. Her record runs to hundreds of transactions worth a total of hundreds of millions of dollars.
There isn’t a layout in a building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that she doesn’t know.
Hardly an apartment has gone on the market that she hasn’t viewed one time or another.
That’s “Lily,” who told me the other day about how she sweated for two days over a marketing plan that a condo owner who wants to sell his property asked her to provide. Perhaps he’s read advice to make the request in a book or on the Web, but it’s advice that owner should have ignored. Continue reading →