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Here’s An 80’s Mixtape for the Friend Who Used Another Agent
Ahh, the 80’s mixtape—the perfect way to say how you feel without saying it to someone’s face.
Such a classic way to get all sappy and let someone know how you feel about them deep down inside. It was perfect to give to someone you had a crush on, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your BFF and use the power of song to express your innermost thoughts.
But did an agent ever think to make one for their friend, family member, or past client after they worked with another agent to buy or sell a house?! Probably not… which is totally a missed opportunity. So let’s create one right here, right now, using some classic 80’s tunes that capture how an agent feels when it happens in any decade!
Dig out your old Walkman, slip those foam covered earphones on, and feel all the feels by reading through the universal thoughts an agent has when someone close to them works with another agent…
Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
Is that what you wanted? To hurt me?! To make me cry?! Well, whether you meant to or not…you did.
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Just so you know, I’m totally fallin’ apart over here. Sure, I might put on a good face and look like it doesn’t bother me, but my heart is just broken.
Biz Markie – Just A Friend
Oh sure, I get it, your friend just got their real estate license and you feel like you needed to give him some business. I mean, OK, I get it. But I thought we had something together. What about me needing the business? Would it help if I said I just got my license?!
Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
Just so you know, this doesn’t have to break our relationship for good. We can mend it. It might take time, but we can get there. (Although if you sent me a referral, it’d speed the process up a bit I think!)
Simply Red – If You Don’t Know Me By Now
I’m sorry, I know I just said we could mend things, but it still hurts. I gotta say that I thought, after all these years, you understood how much it means to me to work with my closest friends and family. I feel like if you don’t know that by now, you might never truly understand…
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
I’m really struggling with how I feel over here. Now I feel like I need to just scream at you! Well, I’d never do that, so I’ll let Dee Snider do it for me instead!
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
I always thought I knew your true colors and that you were a true friend to me, but now I’m feeling like you just come and go when it’s convenient for you. Well, as they say “Karma’s a…”
The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
Look, if you just want me off your back, fine, just let me know. I’ll stick around if you want, but I’m not going to chase you either.
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
You deserve to be Rickrolled for using another agent! I might sound like I’m talking all tough, but if I’m being honest, I can’t…and I’m never gonna…give you up.
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
But it’s gotta be a two-way street! You can’t forget about me ever again! I mean ever! Like not just the next time you need to buy or sell a house, but also when any single person you know is even thinking about buying or selling one!
Blondie – Call Me
I know you say you know how busy I am and didn’t want to bother me. But seriously, next time call me! Any time, day or night! I thought you knew that…but I guess not. Or was just that a convenient excuse?!
Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)
I know what I’ve got with you, and I don’t even want to think about what it’d be like with you gone from my life!
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
No relationship is perfect. Maybe this was just our thorn! We can get past this!!!
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
Which is why I’m over here waiting for you…to call me with an apology…and a referral.
Dionne Warwick – That’s What Friends Are For
OK, I feel like you get it now, but just in case… Always remember that friends are supposed to be by your side in good times AND bad times! So do me a favor and don’t go causing me a bad time by working with another agent the next time you buy or sell a house!!!