Toilet Paper

Real Estate agents and toilet paper?  Yes, hang with me and hopefully I can help you understand this strange analogy!  Bear with me as  while I explain.  (Forgive the puns but couldn't resist!)

As I was contemplating life while "in dispose" so speak, I couldn't help but giggled as I stared over at the toilet paper and had these thoughts:  (I seem to do a lot of thinking in this room!)

    • Toilet paper is such a wonderful thing that I am sure we all take for granted.  A lot like real estate agents right?  We perform a much needed service and if we were all to suddenly disappear, I do believe that we would be missed.  Have you ever run out of toilet paper?  Nothing else quite compares right?
    • Toilet paper does the job not many of us like to think about.  Keeping things clean and tidy!  As a real estate agent, don't we do just that?  We are the ones who clean up the little messes that crop up keeping things clean and tidy.
    • Toilet paper comes in pretty, wrapped packages yet it is a product that deals with some messy stuff.  As an agent we get all dressed up and present ourselves in pretty packages yet for me, I know that I deal with some pretty messy stuff in real estate.
  • Finally, toilet paper can either be super efficient and get the job done or it can be cheap and flimsy.  A good real estate agent is a great commodity that can be super resilient and gets the job done efficiently!

So yes, real estate agents and toilet paper have a lot in common!  We deal with all sorts of interesting situations yet we can wipe up almost any situation!   Just had to get that one in!  Thanks for having a little fun with me today!




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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Broker ~ Granbury, Texas 

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Comment balloon 40 commentsPaula McDonald • May 03 2012 09:17AM


Paula - lol - I just had to find out how we compare to toilet paper!  Now, that took some deep thinking:)

Posted by Pam Miller, Broker Associate - Pearland/Friendswood (Realty Associates) almost 5 years ago

well, she did say that she came up with the idea while in the bathroom... ;)

Posted by Reba Haas, Team Reba, CDPE (Team Reba of RE/MAX Metro Eastside almost 5 years ago

um.. well the title was definitely an eye catcher! and yes I think you have hit the nail on the head!

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) almost 5 years ago

You guys are "cracking" me up!  Oh don't get me started.  I must have had way too much coffee this morning!  Random thoughts for sure!  Thanks for stopping by to read this goofy post!  Sometimes we just have to amuse ourselves right?  Have a great day all!

Posted by Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (CHEVAUX Group, PLLC ) almost 5 years ago

Haha...great post, Paula!  I guess we really are like toilet paper.  :)

Posted by Kimm Cloutier, Realtor - Agawam, MA 413.642.1655 almost 5 years ago

Yes Kimm, I prefer to think that I am much more like a two-ply!  Strong while getting even the yuckiest jobs done right? 

Posted by Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (CHEVAUX Group, PLLC ) almost 5 years ago

Might I suggest a different room for your deep thinking.  I prefer to think of myself as a knife, slicing through the morass of details and complications, or a sifter, seperating the wheat from the chaff, or even an easy chair, able to make everyone comfortable.  Toilet paper just reminds me how often we get **** upon.  Seriously, time for a change of venue.

Posted by Leslie G. Rojohn, GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty (MoonDancer Realty) almost 5 years ago

This is great - I plan to forward this on - thanks for sharing

Posted by Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency (Franklin Title Agency, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Hey Leslie, yes I agree but unfortunately just a part of life.  Sometimes I do come up with the strangest musings. 

Posted by Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (CHEVAUX Group, PLLC ) almost 5 years ago

Paula, an agent with a strong work ethic is often a pooped agent!   Brian

Posted by Brian L. Sirota, Esq., For Solutions: (714) 501-7660 (Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney)) almost 5 years ago

Please don't squeeze the agent!!  A very funny analogy Paula and most agent do get the job done in the end!!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results ( | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time) almost 5 years ago

I just remembered I need to stock up on TP for my vacant rental properties....I try to put them in units just before residents move in....

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 5 years ago

Brister, good one!  And Carla - very clever!  You guys are funny! 

Wallace - what a thoughtful thing for you to do for the tenants.  Wow!

Posted by Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (CHEVAUX Group, PLLC ) almost 5 years ago

The real question I think we all need to look at is, are you a wad-der or a fold-er.  Then you can analyze that:)

Posted by Stephanie Jacques, Stephanie Jacques Kleine (Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group) almost 5 years ago
Way too funny but I enjoyed it. I got the point too! I recently wwatched CNBC about Costco. Apparently, their single most sold product is their toilet rolls. Funny how much science goes into something as simple as this.
Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) almost 5 years ago

Could it be said that some agents and some TP is a "lil rough around the edges" sorry couldn't resist

Posted by Patrick Binning (d'aprile properties) almost 5 years ago

I'd like to think we deal with a much better "product" but I get your analogy.  

Posted by John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Cape Cod, MA - Venice, FL (RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Love the analogy!  My clients are always impressed when I pull the toilet paper out of my purse when I'm out showing so many vacant homes in AZ and the need arises.  Aren't we always there in a messy situation?

Posted by Barb Merrill, GRI, Associate Broker (Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC) almost 5 years ago

We sure do have to clean up behind others and we are almost like toilet paper. Congrats on the feature.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) almost 5 years ago

Paula - a catchy title and love it! I noticed how Barb takes toilet paper with her on appointments... That is definitely a necessity too!

Posted by Gay E. Rosen, As Real as Real Estate Gets! (Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty) almost 5 years ago


            I love the title caught in on the featured page. Congratualtions on the feature and oh so true! Love your humor!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Towne Lake 70's (David Weekley Homes) almost 5 years ago

I'm not even going to tell you what came to mind when I read the title.  I think I like your comparison better.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) almost 5 years ago

I am laughing out loud at Charita. It must have been the same thing that came to my mind. Congratulations on the feature!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) almost 5 years ago

Pau;a  Your title wouldn't let me pass up your post.  Congrats on the feature and super sense of humor

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 5 years ago

Oh this one made me laugh...I had to read it just to see how you equated agents with a product that we don't usually discuss in polite company.

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach ( (757) 560-0881) almost 5 years ago

Paula, that was priceless! You had me hooked with the title and drew me in with your analogies. Good job!

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 5 years ago


The comparison is a stretch, but very funny.  I try not to think about toilet paper and me when I contemplate my job.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Paula, it was hard to imagine how you were going to make an analogy out of toilet paper, but you did an awesome job.  There just too many quips I could add to this, but suffice to say, "Good job!"

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) almost 5 years ago

You know...You're Right lol :)!!  Love the analogy and great humor for this evening :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) almost 5 years ago
Paula, thanks for the chuckle! Your anal-ogy was brilliant and I would not poo-poo any of your thoughts on this rather dark matter.
Posted by Kevin O'Rourke - Keller Williams Miami Beach Realtor, CDPE Miami Short Sale Agent 305-520-9436 (Keller Williams Miami Beach Realty) almost 5 years ago

Oh my # 31 has me laughing.  As far as I am concerned... Only double ply can will work.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 5 years ago

Paula - we get compared to many different types of people but I have to say this is a first for me ..... two ply with baby powder works for me strong yet soft and tender

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) almost 5 years ago

Paula, hmm not sure how I feel about being compared to toilet paper but you are right. We do deal with some messy situations sometimes.

Posted by Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN ((615) 495-0752 or almost 5 years ago
Paula - I just had to see where you were going to go with the analogy. Your title pulled me in.
Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 5 years ago

There are no words........!

Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Hometowne Realty Clayton East) almost 5 years ago

Hi Paula,

Ben Kinney is another one who admits to doing a lot of thinking while in the loo!


Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts & (Keller Williams Eastside Market Center) almost 5 years ago

Morning Ms. Paula love just love your analogy and the sad thing is it is so true.  Go visit the room again and come up with another one that will put smiles on peoples faces... :>)

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) almost 5 years ago

Hi Paula, what an entertaining and thought provoking blog post, will keep me chuckling every time I hear a real estate agent talking about the tough jobs.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service) almost 5 years ago


I liked that anal-ogy, too.  This was a great Friday chuckle.  Thanks, Paula.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) almost 5 years ago

Paula, loved Carla's #11 Pun...

Anyway, a great agent is going to keep his client out of deep S***!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL) almost 5 years ago

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